Blind Peoples Association, India

location: AhmedabadGujarat

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Help a disabled person earn a living by sponsoring a sewing machine
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
6000
Gift
Present a tricycle to a needy disabled person
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
5600
Gift
Help provide 2 meals for approx. 240 Blind and Disabled Students
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
5100
Gift
Sponsor 2 meals for 65 poor, blind and disabled girl trainees
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
3000
Gift
Sponsor a Cataract Surgery for a very poor elderly person
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
1800
Gift
Sponsor meals for a poor person, 14 to 36 years at our inclusive centre in Bhuj
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
975
Gift
General Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
250
Gift
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Mission/Vision
That all persons from all kinds of disabilities will get access to individual need based services as a matter of right, will have a good quality of life & will be indivisibe element of their communities and the nation.
 
Background
BPA was formed by a group of blind people in 1954 as a recreation club. Today, it serves not only the blind but people with all categories of disability. BPA has received the National Award and FICCI Award and is recognised as a nodal agency.
 
Mr. Piyush Desai is President of the BPA. He is a Businessman by profession and a Social Worker by nature. Has been associated with BPA for two decades. Visits BPA every Thursday, interacts with staff, disabled persons.
 
Facts
Full time staff :326
Part time staff:0
Consultants:0
Contract staff :0
Volunteers: 35
Total Receipts for 2015-2016 is INR 206919455
Total Payments for 2015-2016 is INR 307864538
 
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
Number or persons treated : 8782
Number of beneficiaries: 1059
Number of beneficiaries: 1331
Number of readers: 2667
Number of Books: 7555
 
Rewards & Recognition
In 2014, BPA was awarded the Quality Mark Trust by the Quality Mark Trust (Group of Industries Collaboration) As best NGO
RECEIPTS (INR)
 2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)24,055,11433,366,55819,715,007
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia1,532,2071,180,4651,577,546
Other donations from Indian individuals100,013,35471,029,50863,849,020
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia121,301152,962337,444
Other donations from foreign individuals8,371,0582,676,42513,666,198
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)31,573,66722,537,79110,754,257
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)013,996,5450
Sale of assets000
Miscellaneous41,252,75437,777,92139,445,097
Total Receipts206,919,455182,718,175149,344,569
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Receipts(Rs.)
PAYMENTS (INR)
 2015-20162014-20152013-2014
PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)98,110,9487,682,57318,404,609
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries000
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Payments(capital)
PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits24,863,66627,308,74118,404,609
Staff training1,121,07500
Staff travel308,939216,859278,759
Consultant's fees031,8640
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)1,746,9351,644,0671,168,672
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)1,055,992520,640876,493
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)3,771,7713,717,8863,664,564
Others35,140,42024,431,99084,183,329
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Payments(revenue) Programme Related
Non-programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits3,862,7362,275,5881,760,038
Staff training000
Staff travel66,30485,72648,053
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)4,705,1833,513,6822,812,534
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)322,378392,860371,321
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )175,604113,096123,596
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)3,357,0992,755,8712,351,377
Other non-programme expenses129,255,48840,076,71033,852,632
Total Payments307,864,538114,768,153168,300,586
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Payments(revenue) Non Programme Related
 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Trust [No.Bom/46/ABD]
2 Society [No.F/112/Ahmedabad]
3 PAN Number:AAAAB0440L
4 12-A [No.HQ.III/32 (B-7)/73-A.R. IV]
5 80G [No.DIT(E) 80G(5)/742/2007-08]
6 FCRA [No.41910002]
7 35 (1)(ii) [No.NA]
8 35 (1)(iii) [No.NA]
9 35AC [No.123/2015/F.no.V.27015/30/2014 SO(NAT.COM) ]
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 Auditors
 KJP & Co.
 Noble Building, Opp. Nehru Bridge, Ashram Road
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,000000
 5,000 – 10,000231841
 10,000 – 25,00021930
 25,000 – 50,000402969
 50,000 – 1,00,000639
 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 915000
2 Lowest Paid: INR 90000
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 1880480
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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 Upendrabhai Shah
(64)
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
2 Sudha Patel (Blind)
(44)
 Female, Member , INR 0.00,
3 Manubhai Patel
(83)
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
4 Neelaben Chokshi
(58)
 Female, Member, INR 0.00,
5 Nandini P. Munshaw
(76)
 Male, General Secretary , INR 0.00,
6 Tarak Luhar (Blind)
(58)
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
7 Upasana Chavda
(50)
 Female, Member, INR 0.00,
8 Vitthalbhai Patel
(89)
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
9 Daxaben Patel
(71)
 Female, Member , INR 0.00,
10 Chintan Vasavda (Blind)
(43)
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
11 Dr. Bhushan Punani
(63)
 Male, Executive Secretary , INR 0.00,
12 Natubhai Shah
(86)
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
13 Prakash Mankodi (Blind)
(68)
 Male, Vice-president , INR 0.00,
14 Mehroo J. Cama
(76)
 Female, Member, INR 0.00,
15 Ushaben Parikh
(80)
 Female, Member , INR 0.00,
16 Nitin Shah
(72)
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
17 Dr. Ramesh K Patel
(84)
 Female, Member, INR 0.00,
18 Dharmendra Vyas
(85)
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
19 Praful Vyas (Blind)
(80)
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
20 Bhaskar Mehta (Blind)
(67)
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
21 Saurabh Kinariwala
(62)
 Male, Member, INR 0.00,
22 Yahya Sapatwala (Blind)
(47)
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
23 G J Vachhani
(76)
 Male, Secretary , INR 0.00,
24 I.L. Chitkara
(76)
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
25 Urmilaben Kalantry
(63)
 Female, Member , INR 0.00,
26 Hetal Pandya (Blind)
(43)
 Female, Member , INR 0.00,
27 Karunaben Shah
(77)
 Female, Member , INR 0.00,
28 Jayvantsinh Zala
(75)
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
29 Bhartiben Vyas
(76)
 Female, Member , INR 0.00,
30 F.J. Porwal
(69)
 Male, Secretary , INR 0.00,
31 Piyushbhai Desai
(78)
 Male, President , INR 0.00,
32 Sunitaben Thakor
(81)
 Female, Treasurer , INR 0.00,
33 Smt. Jayshriben Lalbhai
(60)
 Female, Member , INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
SI.NameBackground
1 Upendrabhai Shah Business man and social worker
2 Sudha Patel (Blind) Business woman
3 Manubhai Patel Well known Chartered Accountant
4 Neelaben Chokshi Social Worker
5 Nandini P. Munshaw Business woman before retirement, chairperson of FICCI women’s wing
6 Tarak Luhar (Blind) Professional Educator of blind
7 Upasana Chavda Social Worker
8 Vitthalbhai Patel Business man and big donor of BPA
9 Daxaben Patel Social worker
10 Chintan Vasavda (Blind) Professional educator of the blind
11 Dr. Bhushan Punani Working with BPA since 1979. On several national and international committees of rehabilitation and health. He is a graduate from IIMA and a doctorate in education.
12 Natubhai Shah Owner of Travel Agency, social worker
13 Prakash Mankodi (Blind) PhD in education of blind, social worker, works with blind in Jamnagar.
14 Mehroo J. Cama Owner of travel Agency and hotelier.
15 Ushaben Parikh Business woman and social worker
16 Nitin Shah Doctor, Chairperson of several renowned trusts of Ahmedabad
17 Dr. Ramesh K Patel Doctor
18 Dharmendra Vyas Advocate and well known philanthropist
19 Praful Vyas (Blind) Professional Educator of blind
20 Bhaskar Mehta (Blind) Professional Educator of blind
21 Saurabh Kinariwala Industrialist
22 Yahya Sapatwala (Blind) Professional educator of blind based in Baroda
23 G J Vachhani Social worker, works with blind in Rajkot
24 I.L. Chitkara Retired Director in Corporate House and a regular volunteer of BPA
25 Urmilaben Kalantry Business woman and social worker
26 Hetal Pandya (Blind) Professional Educator of blind
27 Karunaben Shah Business woman and social worker
28 Jayvantsinh Zala Social worker, retired Executive Director of LIC India
29 Bhartiben Vyas Social worker and Trustee on many Trusts
30 F.J. Porwal Manager Braille Press and physiotherapist by professional
31 Piyushbhai Desai Businessman and Chairman of Wagh Bakri Group.
32 Sunitaben Thakor Social worker
33 Smt. Jayshriben Lalbhai Business woman and social worker
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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 2016-201719/03/20162231
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201719/03/20162231
Annual Report for the year 2015-201606/08/20162131
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201606/08/20162131
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External Reviews
1Credibility Alliance
2Shah Mehta Majumdar Chartered Accountants
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Staff International Travel
SINameDestination & PurposeGross ExpensesSponsored% SponsoredName of Sponsor Organisation
1 Mrs. Nandini Rawal Dr. Bhushan Punani 6-10 April, 2015 in UK
Participation in ICEVI ExCo Meeting
 INR 0.00 1 100% Sponsorship of travel, stay and food by ICEVI
2 Mrs. Nandini Rawal Dr. Bhushan Punani 2-8 October, 2015 in Kampala, Uganda.
ICEVI Ex CoMeeting and Africa Forum Meeting
 INR 0.00 0 100% Sponsorship of travel, stay and food by ICEVI
3 Dr. Bhushan Punani Ms. Tejal Lakhia Mr. Trikam Par 24-26 March, 2015 at France
9" International Abilympics
 INR 0.00 0 100% National Abilympics Association of India, New Delhi
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 Providing Food for Blind & Disabled
Community people from a locality in Ahmedabad came to our organization to handover a blind boy named Kamlesh who was found helpless on the street. He had been crying and was starving. This boy is now staying in our campus and is happy. He is studying in 10th Grade and he want to become a physiotherapist. We did all the legal procedure to adopt this child, after that we gave him admission in Blind School and now he is also getting lodging and boarding. He is happy even without his parents and plays with other children. We are providing the children Roti, Seasonal Vegetable, Rice, Dal, Curd, Salad and dessert at each meal The boy is happy now as he feels that he has got family and is glad that he goes to school like normal children wearing a school dress and lives his life as other children.
 
 Restoring eyesight to poor and needy people
Revaben lives in Pathapur village, District Gandhinagar, with her family. There are 5 members. She is working in field as assistance. Revaben s husband is also a field worker. They are earning approximately Rs. 2000/- per month. Due to her age she is suffering cataract problem. Blind Peoples Association conducts a village eye camp every month and identifies poor and needy patients in need of cataract surgery. Revaben was identified in the camp conducted in Pathapur. With the help of kind donors we are able to restore her vision. After cataract surgery she is able to work independently. Now her vision is very clear and she is satisfied with his life.
 
 Providing Tricycle to Physically Challenged
Nimesh is person with disability in both lower limbs since birth and was living with his parents. He studied only up to 8th Grade as his financial condition was not good. He did a printing course but was helpless as could not move from one place to another because of his disability We gave him tricycle with the help of one donor. Nimesh got tricycle and now he was able to access the world. The world had become barrier free for him. He started searching a job and got a printing job.
 
 Providing Sewing Machine to Disabled People for their Livelihood
Pratikshaben resides in Gomtipur, Ahmedabad, with her family. At the age of 12, she became a victim of polio. There are 4 members in her family. She has completed the one year cutting and tailoring course from BPA ITI. Her husband is also disabled. We provided a sewing machine to Pratiksha for her livelihood with the help of donor support. After receiving the sewing machine, Pratiksha started her tailoring business at home. She got orders to stitch dresses from his neighborhood. She became independent and felt very happy as now she is the earning member of the family. She is very proud of her new business.
 
 Beautiful & now Bold
Sangeeta Rathod is the daughter of a labourer. She has severe physical disabilities and as she is unable to walk has to drag herself from place to place. She enrolled for a course at BPA with great reluctance & hesitation. Sangeeta was given a tricycle. Staying with other girls disabled like her, made Sangeeta realize that she was not the only one. She also realized that she was responsible for her own future. The tricycle made her mobile and therefore more confident to move from place to place and mix with others. The BPA staff helped her become more confident. They taught her grooming, safety rules & social graces. The good food offered at the BPA hostel improved her physical health. Today Sangeeta is a transformed person. She is confident that after she finishes her education at BPA she will get a job and be able to support her family. She is truly beautiful & bold.
 
 Beautiful & now Bold
Sangeeta Rathod is the daughter of a labourer. She has severe physical disabilities and as she is unable to walk has to drag herself from place to place. She enrolled for a course at BPA with great reluctance & hesitation. Sangeeta was given a tricycle. Staying with other girls disabled like her, made Sangeeta realize that she was not the only one. She also realized that she was responsible for her own future. The tricycle made her mobile and therefore more confident to move from place to place and mix with others. The BPA staff helped her become more confident. They taught her grooming, safety rules & social graces. The good food offered at the BPA hostel improved her physical health. Today Sangeeta is a transformed person. She is confident that after she finishes her education at BPA she will get a job and be able to support her family. She is truly beautiful & bold.

You can communicate with Blind Peoples Association, India at
Nandini Rawal
Surdas Marg, Jagdish Patel Chowk, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad-
Ahmedabad - 380015,India

Or you can reach Blind Peoples Association, India here
Phone : 91 79 26304070
Fax : 91 79 26300106
E-mail : bpaiceviad1@bsnl.in
Website: http://www.bpaindia.org

   

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