ALERT-INDIA Association for Leprosy Education, Rehabilitation & Treatment India

location: MumbaiMaharashtra

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Sponsor the 6-month ulcer treatment costs for a person with leprosy
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Contribute to a fund for steroid treatment for people affected by leprosy
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Provide 2 pairs of special footwear (MCR Footwear) for a person affected by leprosy
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
General Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
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ALERT-INDIA will strive towards programmes focussing on community partnership strategies to achieve the goal of leprosy elimination during the integration phase, in alliance with all the stake holders, to make elimination a reality for people.
Way back in 1978, leprosy prevalence in Mumbai was 11 to 15 cases per 10,000 population in slums. ALERT INDIA established first urban leprosy control project in N, S & T wards of Mumbai and undertook intensive surveys to detect and treat cases in zone wise treatment centres. One of the principal goals was to treat and cure leprosy affected persons without disability at an early stage and prevent the displacement from their families.
Mr. Antony Samy began to work in a leprosy colony as a student as a social welfare administration at TISS. He took it as his mission to work for community based leprosy control programme to stop people from displacement and addition to leprosy colonies and institutions. This has guided creation of ALERT INDIA in October 1978 with support of well wishers and friends. This work is continued by him till date.
Full time staff :244
Part time staff:0
Contract staff :144
Volunteers: 0
Total Receipts for 2015-2016 is INR 97401505
Total Payments for 2015-2016 is INR 118083795
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
PALs (People Affected by Leprosy) satisfied with the Leprosy Referral Centre (LRC): 7058
New leprosy cases diagnosed among the suspects referred by the Community Volunteers: 301
Community Volunteers benefitted by leprosy related trainings: 1326
At Risk leprosy cases prevented from becoming disabled/deformed: 4845
Referral of PALs from PHCs to LRCs: 2176
Medical/ health personnel from GHCS trained for leprosy diagnosis and treatment : 1076
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)12,935,08114,679,82424,159,693
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia900,0006,761,035215,359
Other donations from Indian individuals9,309,5126,814,910777,604
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia000
Other donations from foreign individuals000
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)6,705,4324,158,7443,544,824
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)67,521,88356,822,54035,579,366
Sale of assets000
Total Receipts97,401,50589,249,49665,124,041
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)1,735,833722,624106,918
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries0477,0000
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits41,514,99435,384,05131,103,988
Staff training422,50758,358988,970
Staff travel4,445,0042,015,1373,219,096
Consultant's fees0683,4840
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)2,809,62916,771,62414,845,740
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)11,369,3107,673,79012,344,808
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme348,350400,0003,812,727
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)620,6340674,749
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Non-programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits4,506,7921,785,1413,225,232
Staff training000
Staff travel181,822244,628163,439
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)308,687561,2761,192,178
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)1,299,3241,133,04225,223
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )255,584213,868228,356
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)250,958788,2000
Other non-programme expenses1,446,5813,240,5801,473,804
Total Payments118,083,79572,887,01573,405,228
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Trust [No.F - 7293 (BOM)]
2 PAN Number:AAATA0433H
3 12-A [No.INS/15202]
4 80G [No.DIT(E)/ITO(Tech)/80G/1013/2010-11]
5 FCRA [No.83780109]
6 35AC [No.S.O. No.267(E)]
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 R.K. Karanth & Co.
 62 Bombay Mutual Building, 293, Dr. Dadabhai Naoroji Road, Fort
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,0006120126
 5,000 – 10,0003170101
 10,000 – 25,0008742129
 25,000 – 50,00021627
 50,000 – 1,00,000538
 Greater than 1,00,000000
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Total annual payments consultants (in INR)Number of consultants
 less than 5,0000
 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 774900
2 Lowest Paid: INR 131064
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 904050
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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 Mr. Balakrishnan Mangad
 Male, Member, INR 300,000.00,
2 Dr. Ashok B. Shah
 Male, Member, INR 0.00,
3 Mr. George Thomas
 Male, Hon. Secretary, INR 0.00,
4 Dr. Waman S Bhatki
 Male, Co-opted Member, INR 0.00,
5 Ms. Leena Joshi
 Female, Hon Treasurer, INR 0.00,
6 Ms. Veera M Rao
 Female, Co-opted Member, INR 970,000.00,
7 Dr. N.G.A. D’Souza
 Male, Member, INR 0.00,
8 Ms. Kishwar Nensey
 Female, Member, INR 0.00,
9 Dr. P.H. Maniar
 Male, Hon. Chairman, INR 0.00,
10 Ms. Stella Mancheril
 Female, Co-opted Member, INR 774,900.00,
11 Mr. A. Antony Samy
 Male, Ex-Officio, INR 904,050.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Mr. Balakrishnan Mangad Retired Leprosy Technician
2 Dr. Ashok B. Shah Consulting dermatologist.
3 Mr. George Thomas Film maker, Crossfire Films, Mumbai
4 Dr. Waman S Bhatki Retired Leprologist. Worked as Medical Superintendant at Acworth Municipal Hospital for Leprosy, Wadala, Mumbai.
5 Ms. Leena Joshi Consultant at TISS, Deonar, Mumbai.
6 Ms. Veera M Rao Member Co-opted, Director - Resource Mobilisation, Consultant,ALERT – INDIA,
7 Dr. N.G.A. D’Souza Retired Leprologist. Worked as Medical Superintendant at Acworth Municipal Hospital for Leprosy, Wadala, Mumbai.
8 Ms. Kishwar Nensey Educationist and trainer, Interactive Skills, Mumbai.
9 Dr. P.H. Maniar Consulting dermatologist.
10 Ms. Stella Mancheril Member Co-opted, Director - Finance & Adm. ALERT – INDIA
11 Mr. A. Antony Samy Member Ex – Officio, Chief Executive, ALERT – INDIA.
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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 2016-201721/02/2016911
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201710/04/2016911
Annual Report for the year 2015-201616/10/2016811
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201616/10/2016811
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 Detection reduces disease transmission and infections
Rambhau reported at the Leprosy Referral Centre with changes in skin texture in addition to skin nodules. Rambhau was cured completely. He lives a normal life. Timely invention not only stopped the spread of the infection and ensured no permanent damage to his limbs but also helped in stopping the spread of infection to people around him. He was examined by the Leprosy technician and the medical officer at the LRC located at the Sub District Hospital. His skin smear was examined and found positive for (MB (Multi Bacillary) which was infectious. He was started with MB-MDT. He also had anesthesia on the hands and feet. He was advised on self care on management of his insensitive hands and feet and provided MCR footwear.
 Timely intervention saved hands of a young tribal lady
19-year-old Soni Mansaram Bhil, is an unmarried young tribal lady from the Bhil community. She is a resident of village Nyahalod under PHC- Kapadane in Dhule district, Maharashtra. She is the daughter of farm labourers. Soni was brought to the medical officer of Kapdane PHC with complaints of skin patches, increasing in size with burning sensation. She was counseled how to take care of herself and was provided with MCR footwear for prevention of ulcers in the anesthetic sole During the periodic follow-up assessment, it was found that the Lepra reaction had completely subsided. Soni and her family were relieved. The PHC medical officer referred her to the skin department of the medical college attached to the district hospital, Dhule, where the dermatologist diagnosed her as MB (Multi Bacillary) leprosy and referred her back to PHC for MB-MDT treatment. The medial officer examined Soni. On nerve function assessment, it was found that she was in Type I Lepra Reaction. He noticed anesthesia over her soles with dryness and cracks in the skin and started steroid therapy along with MDT.
 Ignorance from the family led to worsening of the situation
Mukesh Shildar Pawar, a 13-year-old boy, resides with his family in Amode village of Shirpur block at Dhule district in Maharashtra. His family consists of his mother, an elder brother and a younger sister. Mukesh is a school dropout and hence most of the time he is found playing with other children in the village. He was totally ignorant that he had leprosy. The Block Coordinator (BC) counselled Mukesh and convinced about the importance of treatment and asked him to bring his mother along with him to discuss about the problem. Mukesh’s mother contacted BC to know the reason for clawing fingers of Mukesh. Periodic interventions by BC, Mukesh’s regular passive exercise at home and weekly treatment at LRC showed positive results. Mukesh and his family are happy because of the improvement. BC is also making effort in motivating Mukesh to join back to school. Through the conversation with Mukesh it was found that Mukesh had consulted Medical Officer of the Sanghavi PHC at Shirpur block who had directed him to go to Shirpur Government Hospital for further check up. But this advice of the Medical Officer was ignored by Mukesh’s family. Because his mother and brother work at farms as casual laborer to earn for the livelihood for the family. They did not want to lose their daily wages. BC counselled her and explained her that the clawing of fingers is due to leprosy and for that Mukesh need to visit Shirpur LRC for treatment and services for correction of his clawing fingers. He also mentioned about the free treatment as the mother was worried about the treatment expenses.

You can communicate with ALERT-INDIA Association for Leprosy Education, Rehabilitation & Treatment India at
Veera M Rao
B-9 Mira Mansion, Sion (West)-
Mumbai - 400022,India

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Phone : 91 22 24072558, 91 9820347774
Fax : 91 22 24017652
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