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Sankara Eye Foundation India

location: CoimbatoreTamil Nadu

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Help to restore vision of a rural poor person by sponsoring the part cost of his cataract surgery
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Help to restore vision of a rural poor person in Ludhiana by sponsoring part cost of his cataract surgery
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
General Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
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To work towards freedom from preventable and curable blindness
The organisation was founded as a volunteer driven public health initiative in 1977. Realizing the large burden of avoidable blindness, the trust decided to take on blindness prevention and cure in a structured form from 1985. It was also realised that majority requiring treatment were from disadvantaged and rural communities. Today our sustainable model of eye care enables 150000 vision-restoring surgeries with beneficiaries identified through outreach.
Dr R V Ramani, Founder and Managing Trustee, Sankara Eye Care Institutions, India graduated from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. Driven by a social purpose he was able to motivate likeminded people from across the social spectrum to become a part of the Sankara movement. A Rotarian, he has been recognised by various national and international awards including the Role Model of India Award. Dr Ramani is an advisor on health care to CII and also on the Vision 2020 advisory body established by Government of India.
Full time staff :909
Part time staff:0
Contract staff :113
Volunteers: 0
Total Receipts for 2015-2016 is INR 1207202357
Total Payments for 2015-2016 is INR 1274924827
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
No. of catarct surgeries conducted: 138299
No. of patiens screened for eye disease: 366987
No. of eye screening camps conducted: 1889
Rewards & Recognition
In 2016, SEFI was awarded the Global Performance Excellence Awards by the National Quality Organizations in Asian and Pacific Rim countries, China Quality Health Care Services
In 2016, Dr R.V. Ramani - Founder & Managing Trustee, SEFI was awarded the Regional Achivement Award by the International Agency for Prevention of blindness Erdicating blindness from rural India
In 2016, Bharath Balasubramaniam was awarded the Eye Health Leaders for 2014 by the International Agency for Prevention of blindness Improving quality and efficiency of eye care delivery
In 2014, SEFI was awarded the IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award 2014 by the IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award Trust Overall Quality Excellence
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)865,232,590730,771,487585,851,987
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia939,8311,400,7001,765,485
Other donations from Indian individuals53,598,54325,127,47616,814,537
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia40,29376,637157,246
Other donations from foreign individuals349,315245,7042,516,032
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)73,646,714477,999,44526,586,889
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)212,907,690104,293,237315,977,332
Sale of assets487,3817,087,706487,480
Total Receipts1,207,202,3571,347,002,392950,156,988
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)228,766,657306,514,788321,863,734
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries000
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits498,504,756207,292,772346,447,781
Staff training70,266,35057,949,94342,434,255
Staff travel8,985,8546,277,5385,543,778
Consultant's fees4,935,420143,493,6654,338,657
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)44,339,376107,786,03229,444,741
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)419,126,414400,620,988307,764,952
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)000
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Non-programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits000
Staff training000
Staff travel000
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)000
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)000
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)000
Other non-programme expenses000
Total Payments1,274,924,8271,229,935,7261,057,837,898
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Trust [No.61 of 1982]
2 PAN Number:AABTS5084P
3 12-A [No.C.No.1419(93)/81-82]
4 80G [No.127 (73)/CIT-I/CBE/12-13]
5 FCRA [No.075850082]
6 35AC [No.]
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 VKS Aiyer & Co
 “A.S. Apartments” No. 34 Bharathi Park 8th Cross Saibaba Colony
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,00021930
 5,000 – 10,00022585310
 10,000 – 25,000207206413
 25,000 – 50,0004562107
 50,000 – 1,00,000141731
 Greater than 1,00,00051217
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Total annual payments consultants (in INR)Number of consultants
 less than 5,0007
 5,000 – 10,0004
 10,000 – 25,00015
 25,000 – 50,00012
 50,000 – 1,00,00080
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 9600000
2 Lowest Paid: INR 54000
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 0
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 Board Expenses
Sr. Detail Amount(INR)
1 International travel221288
2 Domestic travel0
3 Local conveyance0
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other0
  Total 221288
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Board Members
SI.Name (Age)Gender, Position, Gross Remuneration, Relation to other members
1 Dr. S Balasubramanian
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00,
2 Padmanabhan M N
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00,
3 Jagdish Chanrai
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00,
4 S V Balasubramanian
 Male, Chairman, INR 0.00,
5 Dr. S R Rao
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00,
6 Dr. Leela Meenakshi
 Female, Trustee, INR 0.00,
7 Murali Krishnamurthy
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00,
8 Dr. P G Viswanathan
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00,
9 Dr. R V Ramani
 Male, Founder and Managing Trustee, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Dr. S Balasubramanian Runs a Private Eye Hospital – Specializes in Micro Surgery and Corneal Transplants
2 Padmanabhan M N Agriculturist & industrialist Managing Director in M/s Veeramaasthi Tex Fabs (p) Limited Proprietor for M/s Veeramaasthiamman silk Textiles, Managing Director in Madhava Lakshmi Mills Pvt. Ltd
3 Jagdish Chanrai Industrialist and Social Activist
4 S V Balasubramanian Past President, Rotary Club of Coimbatore Central, Chairman– Siruthuli- a social initiative to revive the water resources, Past President – Indian Sugar Mills Association, Chairman & Managing Director, 4/4 Bannariamman Sugars & Annamalai Finance –Tamil Nadu& Karnataka
5 Dr. S R Rao Runs his own private institution – Rao Hospital - specialized in laparoscopic surgery established by his father, late Major R S Rao, a founder member of the Trust
6 Dr. Leela Meenakshi Past Dean, Cancer Institute of G Kuppuswamy Naidu Memorial Hospital. Rotarian & Social Activist
7 Murali Krishnamurthy Social Activist, Founder and Executive Chairman SEF USA
8 Dr. P G Viswanathan Runs his own ENT Hospital – Specialized in micro surgery – Vikram ENT Hospital & Research Centre
9 Dr. R V Ramani Runs a private clinic along with his wife Dr.(Mrs.) R V Ramani in memory of his late father Dr. A Ramanathan
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Board Resolution
SubjectsBoard Meeting/Annual General Body Meeting DateNo. of members presentStrength of the board at the time of this meeting
Budget for the year 2016-201706/03/201659
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201706/03/201659
Annual Report for the year 2015-201604/08/201689
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201604/08/201689
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External Reviews
1National Accedititon Board of Hospital & Health Care Providers
2IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award Trust
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Staff International Travel
SINameDestination & PurposeGross ExpensesSponsored% SponsoredName of Sponsor Organisation
1 Dr Kaushik Murali  China
To receive APQC Conference Global Performance Excellence Award
 INR 56435.00 0 0% 
2 Dr Mallikarjun Malaysia
Conference-28th Asia Pacific Association of Cataract & refractive Surgeon
 INR 75000.00 0 0% 
3 Srini Karthikeyan Abu Dhabhi
Training Program
 INR 21485.00 0 0% 
4 Bharath Balasubramaniam Paris
INSEAD Conference
 INR 139000.00 0 0% 
5 Dr Ravishankar H.N. Japan
Asia PacificAssociation of Cataract Conference
 INR 125000.00 0 0% 
6 Dr Shashidhar. B  Malaysia
Conference-28th Asia Pacific Association of Cataract & refractive Surgeon
 INR 75000.00 0 0% 
7 Dr Imtiaz Ahmed  Abu Dhabhi
Training programe
 INR 21485.00 0 0% 
8 Bharath Balasubramaniam USA
MISFIT Conference
 INR 96966.00 0 0% 
9 Dr Radha Ramani  USA
SEF Donor Meet
 INR 221288.00 0 0% 
10 Dr Kaushik Murali  USA
SEF Donor Meet
 INR 164265.00 0 0% 
11 Dr Kamala S Hongkong
World Glaucoma congress Conference
 INR 109846.00 0 0% 
12 Dr Kavitha V Malaysia
Conference -28th Asia Paific Association
 INR 75000.00 0 0% 
13 Dr Meena Gopinath Menon  Hongkong
World Glaucoma Congress Conference
 INR 93425.00 0 0% 
14 Bharath Balasubramaniam USA
SEF Donor Meet
 INR 164265.00 0 0% 
15 Dr Prabhushankar Los Vegas
American Academy of Opthalamology Conference
 INR 179688.00 0 0% 
16 Dr R V Ramani  USA
SEF Donor Meet
 INR 221288.00 0 0% 
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 Gift of Vision
Shinderpal Kaur aged 45 years, resident of Jagraon Village, Ludhiana district, came to camp with a complaint of diminished vision. She had been suffering with blurred vision from her left eye since 4 years. She was a teacher in one of the private schools in her village. Her husband is a driver. Once when he went for work he did not returned. Even the family does not know whether he is alive or not. Her son is 19 yrs old, studying in 10th standard and doing a part time job as a helper and earning Rs. 2000 per month and daughter is studying in 6th standard. After the second delivery her health condition become worse and become a wheel chair user. Due to financial status she did not take proper health care. Since 5 years she found it difficult in seeing things. One day her sister was going to buy something from nearby grocery shop and there she saw the banner of Sankara Eye Hospital that they are organizing a free eye check up and surgery camp for poor and needy people. With the support of her son they reached the camp. The doctors identified her cataract problem and referred her to base hospital for further medical support She had lost hope to see the things clearly because she did not have money to get herself operated. But after getting her surgery done she is quite happy and relaxed that without spending money she got her vision back and at least she was able to cure one of her problems. She could not imagine any hospital treating poor and needy people like Sankara Eye Hospital. She is very happy and thankful to almighty and staff for treating her well
 Story of Gowda
Hulladi Gowda, 70 yrs old, resident of Halaguru camp, Mandya was working in the fields from dawn to dusk. As days went by it was becoming increasingly difficult for him to see anything clearly. His vision was diminishing, but he had to work to support his family. He three children. He had two sons and a daughter. Both the sons got the job as daily wage laborer for which they left their house. So the burden of looking after the family fell on his shoulders. One fine morning when he was working in the fields he heard announcement about an eye screening camp in the village. He went to the camp and we informed he would be treated free of cost for his eye problem. His village neighbors were kind and they agreed to look after his large family. He was glad that he decided to undergo surgery at Sankara Eye Hospital. He was operated for cataract and is extremely happy that he can see the world better. He was impressed with the whole facility, the hospitality, patient care and clinical care. He is eternally thankful to the entire Sankara team.

You can communicate with Sankara Eye Foundation India at
Dr Kavita Soni
16A, Sankara Eye Hospital, Sathy Road, Sivanandapuram, Sarvanapatti-
Coimbatore - 641035,India

Or you can reach Sankara Eye Foundation India here
Phone : 91 422 2666450
Fax : 91 422 2666460
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