The power to register a section 8 Company lies with the Regional Director & Registrar of Companies of concerned state. The primary instrument for Registration of Trust is the Trust deed. The primary instrument for Registration of Society is its Memorandum of Association.

Trust: Trust is considered to be the oldest form of Charitable Organization. Trust can be either private or public. It is primarily created for the benefit of a section of people. Trust is governed by the Indian Trust Act 1882. The main instrument for Registration of Trust is Trust Deed. The creator of the Trust also appoints trustees. The trustees are given control or powers of administration of property in trust with a legal obligation to administer it solely for the purposes specified.

Section 8 Company: Section 8 companies are governed by Companies Act 2013. A company under this section can be formed for promoting charitable object relating to art, commerce, science, health and so on.These companies enjoy all the privileges and subject to all obligations of Limited Companies.