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National Association for the Blind, India

location: MumbaiMaharashtra

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To see that visually impaired persons take their rightful place in society, are fully integrated and lead productive life.
1947 is recognized by Indians as a water-shed year for the nation. It was in this year that the country gained independence and could finally decide its own destiny , standing on its own two feet. As if in a parallel development , there was a similar thought process in the mind of Mr. Mangulal J Shah. Mr. Shah was thinking on the lines of helping to raise the education and skills of India's visually challenged persons ( VCP's) ; so high that they would no longer be dependent on others for their self - sufficiency. Thus the history of the National Association for the Blind , India too begins in 1947 itself. This seed- idea whose time had come , was then watered for the first time in Bombay by Mr. B. G. Kher , the then Premier of Bombay Province. Mr. Kher , at the First All India Conference for the Blind , moved a resolution that helped establish NAB , India. From the journey that began on January 19, 1952 , we look back with fondness and awe at the work that has been accomplished by this Organization. We have left no stone unturned in our efforts to reach out and touch not merely those who are visually challenged , but even those who are at the risk of losing their sight. Our efforts have been to ensure that those in our care sooner or later find a path , learn some skills and are rehabilitated sufficiently to be able to fend for themselves in this challenging world. We do not believe our duty ends when we give help ; we train those in our fold in such a manner that they can stand alone , unassisted , through the storms of life.
Professor Bhaskar Y Mehta - President , National Association for the Blind, India. - One of the motivating force in pioneering and promoting various activities in the field of blind welfare by organizing rehabilitation programmes , eye camps , several community based rehabilitation projects , sports and cultural events and integrated education programmes both at district and state level. Overcoming the severe handicap of blindness since childhood he has acquired the degrees of Master of Arts , Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Education , with an excellent academic record. Proficient in Sanskrit , he is the co-author of six sanskrit publications ,prescribed as text books in various Universities of Gujarat. He is the holder of many distinguished positions such as a Member of the Senate of North Gujarat University , District employment Committee for the disabled and the District Blindness Prevention Committee. He is the founder President of the All India Gujarat Blind Teachers Federation , the Vice President of the National Federation of the Blind and the Secretary of the Education Committee, NAB Gujarat State Branch , Ahmedabad , besides being the Vice Chairman of the All Gujarat Cricket Control Board for the Blind. He has actively participated in several National and International Conferences and presented scholarly papers at these Fora. He has been the recipient of many well deserved awards , including the University Grants Commission Fellowship for Post Graduate studies in Sanskrit ( 1973-75) and the International Federation of the Blind Award which he won ,resulting in a tour of Germany in 1974. He is also the winner of several prizes at various Braille Reading Competitions. He was also bestowed with the M P Patel Community Award for social work by the Rotary Club of Kankaria, Ahmedabad in 1991. In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the welfare of the visually handicapped he was awarded The Rustom Merwanji Alpaiwalla Memorial Award during the year 1995. He is also the President of Andhajan Kalyan Trust and the Founder General Secretary of NAB Sabarkantha District Branch, Gujarat , The Chairman of NAB P & N M Rehabilitation Centre for the Blind , Mount Abu , Rajasthan. and Vice President of Blind Welfare Council, Dahod.
Full time staff :90
Part time staff:0
Contract staff :72
Volunteers: 50
Total Receipts for 2015-2016 is INR 108778164
Total Payments for 2015-2016 is INR 100999911
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
Number of VC benefitted through self & open employment ,placements etc..: 68
Number of VC benefitted through legal counselling: 10
Number of VC beenfitted through computer training, therpeutic massage & spa training, call centre training etc..: 331
Number of VC benefitted through various mechanical training: 130
Number of VC benefitted through the course: 28
Number of people benefitted through eye screening , cataract surgeries,keratoplasties: 33630
Number of VC benefitted through various training courses: 105
Number of VC benefitted through IE programme, TCTVH, MHB, MDVI , Braille Kit distribution, Brailler distribution: 3062
Number of VC benefitted through various training: 666
Number of VC benefitted through concession forms, financial assistance , counselling etc: 6652
Number of new VC benefitted through various training courses: 43
Number of new beneficiaries receiving help: 652
Number of beneficiaries - Individual and Institutional: 7553
Number of VC benefitted through job development: 75
Number of VC benefitted through shelter and other needs: 72
Rewards & Recognition
In 2016, NAB Lions Home for the Aging Blind, Khandala was awarded the Late Justice Mr. N L Abhyankar Award by the The Non-Resident Indians' Parent Organisation ( NIPRO) For the yeomen service and contribution to the noble humanitarian cause of ensuring welfare of aging visually impaired men and women
In 2015, NAB India was awarded the CFBP Jamnalal Bajaj Unit Vyavahar Puraskar - Certificate of Merit for the year 2014 by the 27th Council for Fair Business Practices Jamnalal Bajaj Awards Promotion of the code of conduct of Council for Fair Business Practices
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)34,101,57546,173,41743,664,784
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia877,768395,578291,050
Other donations from Indian individuals31,656,48333,534,76251,912,702
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia68,21810,50623,164
Other donations from foreign individuals8,010,000137,871856,520
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)19,675,0513,132,67510,347,079
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)8,507,2272,613,3625,315,393
Sale of assets104,5661,542,912205,605
Total Receipts108,778,16489,951,819112,616,297
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)3,006,7983,220,9437,179,743
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries629,7501,671,5162,792,452
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits30,974,22224,900,89430,637,285
Staff training000
Staff travel713,1141,012,7861,025,690
Consultant's fees000
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)6,944,5146,754,3427,074,739
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)14,359,03416,260,9608,805,179
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme7,896,32611,309,39713,562,662
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)4,436,2413,763,8173,895,330
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Non-programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits3,858,9002,296,4653,022,647
Staff training000
Staff travel492,935313,430237,095
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)301,900306,24358,736
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)85,60644,817133,326
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )341,11140,983142,641
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)1,061,784383,959873,238
Other non-programme expenses2,381,7412,188,8402,792,908
Total Payments100,999,91192,933,301121,857,996
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Trust [No.E-221(B)]
2 PAN Number:AAATN2303H
3 12-A [No.BMY/INS/N(a)/5/73-74]
4 80G [No.DIT(E)8E/MC/80G/2002/2009-2010]
5 FCRA [No.83780046]
6 35AC [No.No.90/2015/F.NoV.27015/4/2014-SO(Nat.Com.)]
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 M/s Sorab S Engineer & Co.
 902, Raheja Centre, Free Press Journal Marg, Nariman Point
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,000033
 5,000 – 10,000362763
 10,000 – 25,000384482
 25,000 – 50,00013316
 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 5,0000
 5,000 – 10,0000
 10,000 – 25,0001
 25,000 – 50,0000
 50,000 – 1,00,0000
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 459600
2 Lowest Paid: INR 44520
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 459600
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 Board Expenses
Sr. Detail Amount(INR)
1 International travel0
2 Domestic travel475931
3 Local conveyance0
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other0
  Total 475931
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Board Members
SI.Name (Age)Gender, Position, Gross Remuneration, Relation to other members
1 Mr. Darius Nariman - NAB Lions Home for Aging Blind
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
2 Blind Persons Association
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
3 Mr. Anil Mittal
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
4 Mr. Anand A. Athalekar
 Male, Honorary - Secretary , INR 0.00,
5 Mr. C S Parmeshwar
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
6 Mr. Rameshwar Kalantri - President NAB Unit Maharashtra
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
7 Dr. Pramod Kumar Singh
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
8 Mr. Hemant Takle
 Male, Immediate Past President, INR 0.00,
9 Mr. Tarak Luhar
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
10 Mr. Salamat Hussain
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
11 Mr. Satish Pathare
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
12 Mr. Hemsingh Yadav - Hon. Gen. Sec of NAB Haryana State Branch
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
13 Mr. Clarence A Gomes
 Male, Vice - President , INR 0.00,
14 Blind Peoples Association - Gujarat
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
15 Mr. Harinder Kumar Mailk
 Male, Vice President , INR 0.00,
16 Mr. Gopalkrishna Agarwal
 Male, Vice – President, INR 0.00,
17 Mrs. Swati Thakurdesai
 Female, Honorary Secretary , INR 0.00,
18 Mr. Swagat Thorat
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
19 Prof. Bhaskar Mehta
 Male, President , INR 0.00,
20 Mr. Ramakant Satam
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
21 Mr. Deepak Razdan
 Male, Honorary - Treasurer, INR 0.00,
22 Mr. Uday S Soman
 Male, Honorary - Treasurer, INR 0.00,
23 Dr. Arun Kumar Sharma
 Male, Vice - President , INR 0.00,
24 Mr. Suresh R Iyer
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
25 Mr. Vimal Kumar Dengla
 Male, Honorary - Secretary , INR 0.00,
26 Shree Andhajan Kalyan Trust
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
27 Mr. Vijay Kajrolkar
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
28 Mr. Gangaram Kaile
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
29 Ms. Poonam Dhillon
 Female, EC Member, INR 0.00,
30 Mr. Joaquim Rapose
 Male, Honorary - Secretary, INR 0.00,
31 Mr. Lalit Vora - Representative NAB P & NM Rehab Centre for the Blind, Mt Abu
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
32 Mr. Shailendra Jain
 Male, Honorary - Secretary , INR 0.00,
33 Mr. Dinoo V Gandhi
 Male, Honorary- Secretary , INR 0.00,
34 Mr. Arvind Kumar Singh
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
35 Mr. Sant Bali Chaudhary
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
36 Mr. Yusufi Kapadia
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
37 Mr. Satya Kumar Singh
 Male, Honorary Secretary General, INR 0.00,
38 V D Parekh Andh Mahila Vikas Gruh
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
39 Mr. Prafulla Kumar Rout
 Male, Vice - President , INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Mr. Darius Nariman - NAB Lions Home for Aging Blind NAB Activity
2 Blind Persons Association Institutional Member
3 Mr. Anil Mittal M.A., B.Ed, M.Phil, LLB. Presently in Administrative Service in Rajasthan Government
4 Mr. Anand A. Athalekar B.Com, LLB, Assoicated with blind welfare activities.
5 Mr. C S Parmeshwar B.Com, MBA and many Diploma and Certificate Course - 35 years of experience in marketing , public relations and event management. CEO and MD of Paramin Advertising & MD of Paramin Advertising and Marketing Associates
6 Mr. Rameshwar Kalantri - President NAB Unit Maharashtra Institutional Member
7 Dr. Pramod Kumar Singh M.A., D.Phil – Associate Professor at Dr. Shakuntala Mishra National Rehabilitation University , Lucknow
8 Mr. Hemant Takle Businessman and Treasurer - NCP
9 Mr. Tarak Luhar M.A, B.Ed – Associated with BPA, Gujarat – Principal of Adult Training Centre for the Blind , Ahmedabad. Representing Gujarat at the Braille Council of India.
10 Mr. Salamat Hussain PG in Human Rights , M.A. in Political Science with NET, PhD in Human Rights – Working in field on blind welfare. Honorary Secretary in NAB Training Centre, Aligarh
11 Mr. Satish Pathare M.A. in Political Science and M.A. in English Literature – Experience in Blind Welfare and fund raising since last 30 years
12 Mr. Hemsingh Yadav - Hon. Gen. Sec of NAB Haryana State Branch Representative - NAB Haryana State Branch
13 Mr. Clarence A Gomes M.A., - worked for 3 multinational companies before joining NAB as Placement Officer in 1979.- He was able to employ 580 blind persons in offices , factories , government undertaking etc.. Was also appointed as Executive Director of NAB in 2008. – Bagged the Government of Maharashtra State Award for having employed highest number of blind persons in the State.
14 Blind Peoples Association - Gujarat Institutional Member
15 Mr. Harinder Kumar Mailk (10 +2 ) – Presently employed as a receptionist in Establishment branch in Municipal Corporation
16 Mr. Gopalkrishna Agarwal B.Tech ( Mech.) – Working as Honorary Director of Shikshit Yuva Sewa Samiti for last 20 years. This organization is working for disabled persons including visually impaired and has also received the State and National Award as a best institution.
17 Mrs. Swati Thakurdesai M.A. , B.Ed. ( Spl. ) ( VT). Certificate course in mobility Instruction and Certificate course in Social Work – Worked in NAB since 1992 in different capacities as IE Teacher, Supervisior in IE Programme, Welfare officer in Dept of Womens Empowerment, Lecturer in NAB – TCTVH, Served as resource person in various training programmes in and outside NAB, Also served as examiner at University Level.
18 Mr. Swagat Thorat Diploma in Mechanical Draftsman - Editor & Publisher of “Sparshdnyan” ( Registered Braille fortnightly newspaper in Marathi ) , Editor –in-Chief of Reliance Drishti ( Registered Braille Fortnightly newspaper in hindi )
19 Prof. Bhaskar Mehta Was Lecturer in Arts & Commerce College , Idar.
20 Mr. Ramakant Satam B. Com - Working with BEST as supervisor since 1990
21 Mr. Deepak Razdan M.A. ( Sociology) , Diploma in Marketing and Management ( Xavier’s Institute ) – Started in ACC in April 1968 largely spanning Cement Industry and Paints for few years – Designated as Executive Vice President , Cement Division in L & T. ( was also a Director in Associate Companies )-On sale of L & T Cement Division to AVB Group was designated as Executive President and then took premature retirement with over 3 years left to serve the challenged sector.
22 Mr. Uday S Soman C.A. , Practising CA having his own firm
23 Dr. Arun Kumar Sharma A Poet , Physician , Musician , Activist , Painter , Singer. He has written in Hindi, English , Bengali. He is also an amateur photographer.
24 Mr. Suresh R Iyer M.Sc. {In org . Chem }, Diploma in Journalism, certificate in para professional social work & certified financial planner - worked for 9 years with Hindustan Level, 1 year as social worker with FPH, 5 years as employment officer / assistant director NAB, last 15 years as financial planner.
25 Mr. Vimal Kumar Dengla B.Com, LLB, B.Ed, M.A – Eco., M.A – History, Ph.D , UGC – NET ,PGPD in special education for VI Principal at the NAB P & NM Rehabilitation Centre for the Blind, Mount Abu since 2003. He has the credit of being the 1st commerce graduate in Kanpur University. – Founder Member of the Daisy Forum of India he was responsible for establishment of 1st Daisy recording studio in Rajasthan
26 Shree Andhajan Kalyan Trust Institutional Member
27 Mr. Vijay Kajrolkar  SSC ( old ) Was employed in NAB
28 Mr. Gangaram Kaile Retired from government Service
29 Ms. Poonam Dhillon Film Actress
30 Mr. Joaquim Rapose Presently employed with Bank and also engaged in blind welfare activities
31 Mr. Lalit Vora - Representative NAB P & NM Rehab Centre for the Blind, Mt Abu NAB Activity
32 Mr. Shailendra Jain M.Com, LLB - Businessman
33 Mr. Dinoo V Gandhi Non Metric – Social Service – Associated with Blind Welfare activities since last 30 -35 years
34 Mr. Arvind Kumar Singh M.A., B.Ed. – Lecturer in Political Science – Delhi.
35 Mr. Sant Bali Chaudhary Working in technical post in DM office , Gorakhpur, UP since 1999
36 Mr. Yusufi Kapadia M.A., B.Ed., Diploma in Physiotherapy – In 1991 took up job as lecturer in Government Post Basic Training College , Devgadh Baria . In 1993 became Honorary General Secretary of NAB Dahod Panchmahal District Branch.
37 Mr. Satya Kumar Singh Presently employed in bank and also engaged in blind welfare activities
38 V D Parekh Andh Mahila Vikas Gruh Institutional Member
39 Mr. Prafulla Kumar Rout I.A , DSE ( VI ) - Retired headmaster – Bhimbhoi Government School for the Blind , Bhubaneswar- Life Member of Indian Red Cross Society – Odisha State Branch.
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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 2016-201718/01/20162939
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201718/01/20162939
Annual Report for the year 2015-201617/09/20162339
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201617/09/20162339
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External Reviews
1S. Sahoo & Co – Auditors to Charities Aid Foundation , India
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 Sanjay Manadev Pore
He was born in a poor family with hereditary blindness. He had only light perception. He studied upto the 4th standard in a municipal school. His parents desire to shift him to a special school did not materialise, hence he was left to the confines of his home He was guided to the NAB by his friend and in September 1993 he joined the batch no. 60 as a trainee in basic rehabilitation course. Thereafter he pursued the Vocational Trade Course and made living by selling products on the footpath. In the year 1995 he successfully completed his SSC with 61% marks after being motivated and counselled by Manju Mulchandani and Nitin Mulay . He joined Kirti College for further education and completed professsional course in physiotherapy from NAB – DOR and obtained a certificate from DOR – Government of Maharashtra. On completion , he practiced physiotherapy at leading hospitals like Motiben Dalvi , Elizabeth Nursing Home and also started attending patients indepedentely. Sanjay is on the faculty of NAB DOR since last 5 yrs for acupressure course. He is a practicing physiotherapy at MBA (Matured Beneficiary Activity ) foundation since last 3 yrs and attends to patients privately for a variety of ailments. He wants to make an identity of himself in the field of physiotherapy and social welfare. He actively supports agencies involved in eye donation. He is a life member of many blind organizations like NSCB , NFB , BPA and IAVIP.

You can communicate with National Association for the Blind, India at
Mr. Raman Shanker
11-12, Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan Road, Worli Seaface Worli-
Mumbai - 400030,India

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Phone : 91 22 24935370
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