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Rural Development Foundation

location: HyderabadTelangana

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Empower a student by providing textbooks & notebooks and help in smooth running of RDF rural schools for a year
For Indian and NRI donors only | tax benefit: 50% | more
General Fund
For Indian and NRI donors only | tax benefit: 50% | more
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To promote education as a vehicle for rural development
RDF was set up in 1996 by members of the Errabelli family in their native village of Kalleda, Warangal district, Telangana. The reason and vision was to provide high quality education to children from impoverished families and tribals in and around Kalleda, in order to provide their service to their community. From there, the vision and outreach grew to encompass some of the surrounding villages, with enrollment increasing from 80 in 1 school and 1 village in 1996 to over 2161 in 5 institutions across 4 villages and 2 districts currently.
The CEO, Ms Vandita Rao is a member of the Founding Family and has been involved with RDF since inception. She has been instrumental in translating the vision into a reality, promoting the activities of the Foundation amongst the donors, the State and the environs of rural Telangana, where the Schools are situated. It is the responsibility of the citizens of India to educate the not so advantaged rural children so as to find a gainful employment in later years.
Full time staff :108
Part time staff:0
Contract staff :0
Volunteers: 2
Total Receipts for 2016-2017 is INR 47521053
Total Payments for 2016-2017 is INR 44942064
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
No. of children getting education beyond text book: 400
Rewards & Recognition
In 2016, participating students of RDF was awarded the Number of gold and silver medals by the Student Olympics National Games 1 gold and 1 silver medal in athletics
In 2016, RDF Redlawada and Rollakal schools was awarded the India School Rankings for Telangana by the Education World Quality of education
In 2017, RDF Redlawada and Rollakal schools was awarded the 100% Pass Percentage by the Telangana State Education Department All the students passed the exams
In 2017, RDF Redlawada student Master Rajesh was awarded the Number of gold and silver medals by the National level Taekwando,Athletics and Kho-kho 1 gold and 1 silver at national level
In 2017, RDF Redlawada student Master Rajesh was awarded the Number of gold and silver medals by the National level Taekwando,Athletics and Kho-kho 1 gold and 1 silver at national level
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)19,719,62616,109,32514,174,505
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia941,3991,005,778517,493
Other donations from Indian individuals5,932,5706,835,3943,011,797
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia27,69226,58613,606
Other donations from foreign individuals1,754,77544,21240,000
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)7,913,56912,968,0929,461,844
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)11,213,4228,861,5165,776,986
Sale of assets000
Total Receipts47,521,05345,893,53833,046,461
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)8,469,1807,374,6543,505,772
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries000
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits19,232,26420,055,88816,134,343
Staff training129,839830,263503,345
Staff travel244,536268,255247,427
Consultant's fees88,32317,5500
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)7,285,6125,770,7185,019,351
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)5,890,9175,950,0086,669,057
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)3,151,4412,523,8202,451,003
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Non-programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
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 Payments44,942,06443,311,04234,530,298
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Society [No.1969/1996]
2 PAN Number:AAATR1638M
3 12-A [No.HQRS-I/12A/80G/9/96-97]
4 80G [No.DIT(E)/HYD/80G/22/(10)/07-08]
5 FCRA [No.10230396]
6 35AC [No.]
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 B. Srinivas Rao Chartered Accountant,
 10-2-289/25. 2nd Floor, Sri Lakshmi Complex, Shanthi Nagar
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,0009615
 5,000 – 10,0007030100
 10,000 – 25,00043346
 25,000 – 50,000123
 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 336000
2 Lowest Paid: INR 38500
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 253000
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 Board Expenses
Sr. Detail Amount(INR)
1 International travel0
2 Domestic travel0
3 Local conveyance10000
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other0
  Total 10000
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Board Members
SI.Name (Age)Gender, Position, Gross Remuneration, Relation to other members
1 Sridhar Chari
 Male, Treasurer, INR 0.00,
2 Utham Kumar
 Male, Director, INR 0.00,
3 Kiran Addala
 Male, Director, INR 0.00,
4 Mr.Y.Ram Mohan Rao
 Male, Director, INR 0.00,
5 G.V.S. Prasad
 Male, Chairman, INR 0.00,
6 Arjun Rao
 Male, Vice Chairman, INR 0.00,
7 E. Vandita Rao
 Female, CEO, INR 0.00,
8 Francis Jacob
 Male, Director, INR 0.00,
9 Turjya N. Ganguly
 Male, Director, INR 0.00,
10 Hemant Agarwal
 Male, Director, INR 0.00,
11 Dr. Savita Date Menon
 Female, COO, INR 0.00,
12 Deepika Rao
 Female, Director, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Sridhar Chari An IIM-A alumnus, Mr. Chari was formerly in C-level positions with Nagarjuna Finance and other top companies. He is currently an independent strategy consultant, visiting professor at IIM-A and life coach.
2 Utham Kumar He is the founder, MD of Tulip Granites. He has been supporting RDF for several years and served as Treasurer till 2012
3 Kiran Addala Involved since 2009, Mr. Addala is a member of both the finance and education committees. Outside of RDF, he works as an Engineer /Manager for Infor. He will continue to monitor ongoing infrastructure projects in the schools and also provide technical expertise for streamlining systems.
4 Mr.Y.Ram Mohan Rao He brings with him a wealth of experience & in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Admin, Legal, Human Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility in Banking and MNC Agri Business Companies. He has been the recipient of various prestigious global awards for innovative field safety and child labour rehabilitation initiatives.
5 G.V.S. Prasad Head, Centre for British Teachers, Hyderabad
6 Arjun Rao CEO, Value Labs. Value Labs is a leading IT company, with offices in India and internationally. Mr. Arjun Rao is the founder
7 E. Vandita Rao Mrs. Rao has been involved with RDF since inception. Has held various Board positions and has been CEO for 5 years. She has been instrumental in strategising and streamlining operations for RDF
8 Francis Jacob An educational expert, he was instrumental in developing affordable and low cost education suitable for smaller towns and villages. With 20 years of expertise in school establishment, management, he brings to table his diverse experience of both India and Middle East to RDF.
9 Turjya N. Ganguly He is a legal advisor & advocate. He is also an avid sportsperson, who has represented Hyderabad in basketball .
10 Hemant Agarwal He is a noted advertising professional, heading Associated Advertising. He is Founder Member, Advertising Club and Member, Executive Committee, AAAI- the apex body of advertising agencies in India
11 Dr. Savita Date Menon She is a renowned Clinical & Health Psychologist and Health & Wellness Expert. She is also associated with Special Olympics International for screening on intellectually disabled children
12 Deepika Rao Mrs. Rao has extended her support in connecting RDF to potential donors and organising fundraising events in the US with her sister.
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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 2016-201720/02/2017514
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201714/07/2017912
Annual Report for the year 2015-201614/07/2017912
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201614/07/2017912
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 Empowered Villages
In 1996, there were very few schools that were known for providing quality education in the villages that RDF operates in. Existing schools either didnot have well qualified or well trained teachers, school facilities were inadequate and some of the better schools were too far. Most members of the community were illiterate and dreaming of a better future for their children. Nagavelli Srilekha belonged to a poor family that subsisted on daily wage work. She too had to support the family through agricultural work. However, her parents decided that she had to go to school in order to learn, be educated and have requisite qualification to have a better career. RDF was set up with the vision of education being a means to rural development and educating, engaging and empowering rural children through holistic education. Textbooks, notebooks & uniforms are given free. Srilekha always struggled to pay for her education expenses as her family lived in one of the poorer villages in the mandal and relied on daily wage work. RDF put her on the Fee Exempt list in the school and paid for her education expenses, simultaneously seeking donors to support her education. When her father passed away, RDF sought donors to fill the funding gap requirement for Srilekha. RDF was able to get long term sponsorship for her, which greatly eased the financial worries of her mother and allowed RDF to subsidize her education expenses. Since 1996, over 3000 families have been impacted by our work and over 90% of our alumni have continued to higher education or are working in private and government jobs. Teachers have remained in RDF, with typical service periods ranging from 5 – 15 years. RDF schools have an excellent reputation in the local village and surrounds, with many families seeking to enroll their children in RDF schools. This ecosystem is demonstrated through parents and villagers also supporting donations in cash and kind to the schools when they can; and participating in school discussions on key decisions. Now Srilekha will graduate Class 10, is confident about her future and cherishes the dream of becoming a teacher

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Subhashini Potluri
H. No 6-2-962/1, Khairatabad,Hyderabad-
Hyderabad - 500004,India

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