Legal Status

The Legal Service Institute-CLAP is a registered Non-governmental civil society organisation (popularly referred as NGO or Voluntary Organisation in India). It is duly constituted under the laws of India. At present it is recognised under the following laws:

  1. Registered as a Society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 (Act XXI of 1860) bearing Registration No. 1843-473 of 1982-1983 on dtd. 18/11/1982.
  2. Registered under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act 1976 with permission to receive foreign contribution, donations and grants bearing Registration No. 104860004 on dated 06/02/1985.
  3. Registered under Section 12- A and 80-G of Income Tax Act 1952. As per Section 12-A CLAP is exempted from payment of Income Tax from all sources of its Income for Charitable Purpose. In case of 80-G it provides benefit in the form of exemption from Income Tax for Individuals and organisation making donation to CLAP