Registrar of Firms & Societies

Department of Finance




Till 15/6/1946, the works under Indian Partnership Act, 1932 were looked after by the Commissioner of Excise, Assam and the Assistant Commissioner, Jorhat Stock Companies, Assam, Shillong looked after the works under Societies Registration Act, XXI of 1860. The office of the Assistant Commissioner, Joint Stock Companies, Assam was converted to the Registrar of Firms and Societies, Assam on 16/6/1946. The Registrar is the registering authority of Firms under Indian Partnership Act, 1932 and Societies under Societies Registration Act, 1860.Besided registering Firms and Societies, the Registrar also has to renew the certificates of societies formed under Societies Registration Act and has to issue duplicate certificates/certified copies of certificates and documents etc. The Registrar also has to register the record of dissolving Firms under Indian Partnership Act, 1932 and change of partnership etc. Moreover, he has to provide information requested by different individuals and organizations for different purposes besides supplying information under RTI Act.


The procedure of registration has already been streamlined by disposing applications strictly of first-come-first serve basis leaving little scope for public complaints.
Strict observance of approved check lists for registration of Firms and Societies has been made mandatory leaving little scope for corruption and bribery.
With the objects to achieve the above gold, computerisation as well as digitisation of records of Firms & Societies has been introduced and expected to be completed in the next financial year. Digitization and E-Governance is the main objectives for the current year.


To provide quality service to the citizens within the minimum possible time in an equitable, fare and transparent manner to the full satisfaction to all.


Improving the quality of service by continuous improvement of methods and process based on e-governance standards ensuring politeness and courtesy to the public and to lay down clear standards of services to enable citizens and service providers to track service performance and to take corrective action wherever necessary.