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Society for the Visually Handicapped

location: KolkataWest Bengal

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Sponsor one month life-skill training of a deafblind or a multiple disabled child/young adult in an orphanage
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
General Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
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To transform the lives of families with blind, deaf and multiple disabled children living in life-limiting conditions.
Society for the Visually Handicapped was registered with the noble mission of enabling the visually impaired to carry on their higher education. From 2003, Project Deafblind was initiated to provide home-based life-skill training to the deafblind and multiple disabled children and young adults in Kolkata and South and North 24 Parganas.
Mr Dibyendu Mitra, President of the organisation, is involved in the project activities spiritually and provides his need-based suggestions for the betterment of the Project. He says that the smile in the face of the parents with deaf blindness and multiple disabilities gives him the satisfaction of a life at the age of 81.
Full time staff :9
Part time staff:4
Contract staff :0
Volunteers: 0
Total Receipts for 2015-2016 is INR 7842104
Total Payments for 2015-2016 is INR 6768597
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
Number of children trained in life skills: 20
Number of young adults with multiple Disabilities - Exposure to nature campAdventure Camp: 20
Number of people trained in daily living skills: 24
Rewards & Recognition
In 2015, SVH was awarded the State Learning Centre of Deafblindness by the Sense India Activities with the persons with deafblindness
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)1,510,450143,798172,671
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia86,787200,120210,355
Other donations from Indian individuals868,742711,833566,191
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia15,94116,79014,909
Other donations from foreign individuals247,979124,000244,467
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)681,000656,000328,000
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)4,431,2052,930,2823,221,916
Sale of assets000
Total Receipts7,842,1044,782,8234,758,509
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)146,719249,845455,936
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries808,347438,088285,039
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits1,449,9401,572,6911,532,585
Staff training41,852058,840
Staff travel356,991281,987355,466
Consultant's fees005,668
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)179,78854,094215,777
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)128,70013,03720,150
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)133,439232,4830
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Non-programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits1,530,5671,503,4540
Staff training000
Staff travel000
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)144,592131,7750
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)149,355184,235136,924
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )67,6850172,508
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)00211,058
Other non-programme expenses1,054,436465,301745,144
Total Payments6,768,5975,326,4505,024,352
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Society [No.40246]
2 PAN Number:AABAS3439D
3 12-A [No.DIT(E)3406/8E/137/90-91]
4 80G [No.DIT(E)243/ 8E/137/90-91]
5 FCRA [No.147120567]
6 35AC [No.]
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 S K Bandyopadhyay & Co.
 P 220B CIT Road
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,000123
 5,000 – 10,000145
 10,000 – 25,000033
 25,000 – 50,000000
 50,000 – 1,00,000000
 Greater than 1,00,000000
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Total annual payments consultants (in INR)Number of consultants
 less than 5,0002
 5,000 – 10,0000
 10,000 – 25,0000
 25,000 – 50,0000
 50,000 – 1,00,0000
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 144000
2 Lowest Paid: INR 36000
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 108000
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 Board Expenses
Sr. Detail Amount(INR)
1 International travel0
2 Domestic travel0
3 Local conveyance0
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other0
  Total 0
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Board Members
SI.Name (Age)Gender, Position, Gross Remuneration, Relation to other members
1 Anuradha Datta
 Female, Joint Secretary, INR 0.00,
2 Hena Basu
 Female, Secretary (honorary), INR 0.00,
3 Biren Mukherjee
 Male, Member, INR 0.00,
4 Chandralekha Sinha
 Female, Member & Coordinator, Audio Library Section, INR 0.00,
5 A K Lahiri
 Male, Member, INR 0.00,
6 Arghya Kusum Duttagupta
 Male, Member, INR 0.00,
7 Kalyan Raychowdhury
 Male, Treasurer, INR 0.00,
8 Nandini Sarkar
 Female, Member, INR 0.00,
9 Dr Ruma Chatterjee
 Female, Vice President & Director, Project Deafblind, INR 108,000.00,
10 Dibyendu Mitra
 Male, President, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Anuradha Datta Associated with family business for 30 years and also holds the registered office of SVH. She handles all kind of telephonic conversations from persons with disabilities, donors, funding agencies.
2 Hena Basu She guides Ph.D. students in Basu Research and documentation Center about Medieval Bengal, particularly the translating Bengali literature to English. She looks after the digital talking books at Braille Section, in central Library.
3 Biren Mukherjee Associated with Nature Camp
4 Chandralekha Sinha Involved with recording talking books for Visually Impaired.
5 A K Lahiri Mr A. K. Lahiri retired as a consultant in an engineering firm. Now he helps in fund raising. He is an Ex. President of SVH. He is also a very good Bird watcher and regularly participated in Nature camps held in North Bengal.
6 Arghya Kusum Duttagupta Retired from the services. He is also an editor and publisher of a renowned Journal “Samatat”
7 Kalyan Raychowdhury Retired as chartered accountant. Now he is freelance CA
8 Nandini Sarkar Retired from Central Govt. Services. Now she is involved with recording and circulations of digital talking books.
9 Dr Ruma Chatterjee Retired as a history professor from Kidderpore college Now completely involved with SVH activities
10 Dibyendu Mitra Associated with family business. He is an Ex-president of Rotary Club. He runs a holiday inn and is an amateur artist.
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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 2016-201704/05/2016710
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201704/05/2016710
Annual Report for the year 2015-201618/09/2016910
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201618/09/2016910
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 Reaching the unreachable
Cicil is young adult at 16 years of age. He has low vision, hearing and speech impaired, with delayed development. He was hyper active when we started working in 2006 at Dayadan Home. We tried to break the world of invisible silence. Activities taught were like below : 1. Juice making with lemon/orange—bringing lemon from basket, cutting, squeezing, straining, putting salt & sugar and mixing. This work takes 25-30 minutes. 2. Coloring using brush where the borders are drawn by threads 3. Coactive play like passing the ball sitting in a circle Cicil, who was hyper active at the beginning, is now co-operating with the teacher in bringing down materials from shelves/almirahs for play, in juice making and other activities. After the work is over, he collects the materials from tables and puts those in the shelves/almirahs. Presence of Cecil is very much required in our activities.

You can communicate with Society for the Visually Handicapped at
Dr Ruma Chatterjee
Apt #1 B, 12, Dover Road-
Kolkata - 700019,India

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Phone : 91 33 24078625
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