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
Present a tricycle to a needy disabled person
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Help provide 2 meals for approx. 240 Blind and Disabled Students
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Sponsor 2 meals for 65 poor, blind and disabled girl trainees
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Sponsor a Cataract Surgery for a very poor elderly person
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Sponsor meals for a poor person, 14 to 36 years at our inclusive centre in Bhuj
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
General Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
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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.
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.
Full time staff :326
Part time staff: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
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
Total Receipts206,919,455182,718,175149,344,569
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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 (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
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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/ SO(NAT.COM) ]
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 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 Hetal Pandya (Blind)
 Female, Member , INR 0.00,
2 Urmilaben Kalantry
 Female, Member , INR 0.00,
3 I.L. Chitkara
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
4 G J Vachhani
 Male, Secretary , INR 0.00,
5 Yahya Sapatwala (Blind)
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
6 Saurabh Kinariwala
 Male, Member, INR 0.00,
7 Bhaskar Mehta (Blind)
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
8 Praful Vyas (Blind)
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
9 Dharmendra Vyas
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
10 Dr. Ramesh K Patel
 Female, Member, INR 0.00,
11 Nitin Shah
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
12 Ushaben Parikh
 Female, Member , INR 0.00,
13 Mehroo J. Cama
 Female, Member, INR 0.00,
14 Prakash Mankodi (Blind)
 Male, Vice-president , INR 0.00,
15 Natubhai Shah
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
16 Dr. Bhushan Punani
 Male, Executive Secretary , INR 0.00,
17 Chintan Vasavda (Blind)
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
18 Daxaben Patel
 Female, Member , INR 0.00,
19 Vitthalbhai Patel
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
20 Upasana Chavda
 Female, Member, INR 0.00,
21 Tarak Luhar (Blind)
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
22 Nandini P. Munshaw
 Male, General Secretary , INR 0.00,
23 Neelaben Chokshi
 Female, Member, INR 0.00,
24 Manubhai Patel
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
25 Upendrabhai Shah
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
26 Sudha Patel (Blind)
 Female, Member , INR 0.00,
27 Karunaben Shah
 Female, Member , INR 0.00,
28 Jayvantsinh Zala
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
29 Bhartiben Vyas
 Female, Member , INR 0.00,
30 F.J. Porwal
 Male, Secretary , INR 0.00,
31 Piyushbhai Desai
 Male, President , INR 0.00,
32 Sunitaben Thakor
 Female, Treasurer , INR 0.00,
33 Smt. Jayshriben Lalbhai
 Female, Member , INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Hetal Pandya (Blind) Professional Educator of blind
2 Urmilaben Kalantry Business woman and social worker
3 I.L. Chitkara Retired Director in Corporate House and a regular volunteer of BPA
4 G J Vachhani Social worker, works with blind in Rajkot
5 Yahya Sapatwala (Blind) Professional educator of blind based in Baroda
6 Saurabh Kinariwala Industrialist
7 Bhaskar Mehta (Blind) Professional Educator of blind
8 Praful Vyas (Blind) Professional Educator of blind
9 Dharmendra Vyas Advocate and well known philanthropist
10 Dr. Ramesh K Patel Doctor
11 Nitin Shah Doctor, Chairperson of several renowned trusts of Ahmedabad
12 Ushaben Parikh Business woman and social worker
13 Mehroo J. Cama Owner of travel Agency and hotelier.
14 Prakash Mankodi (Blind) PhD in education of blind, social worker, works with blind in Jamnagar.
15 Natubhai Shah Owner of Travel Agency, social worker
16 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.
17 Chintan Vasavda (Blind) Professional educator of the blind
18 Daxaben Patel Social worker
19 Vitthalbhai Patel Business man and big donor of BPA
20 Upasana Chavda Social Worker
21 Tarak Luhar (Blind) Professional Educator of blind
22 Nandini P. Munshaw Business woman before retirement, chairperson of FICCI women’s wing
23 Neelaben Chokshi Social Worker
24 Manubhai Patel Well known Chartered Accountant
25 Upendrabhai Shah Business man and social worker
26 Sudha Patel (Blind) Business woman
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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You can communicate with Blind Peoples Association, India at
Nandini Rawal
Surdas Marg, Jagdish Patel Chowk, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad-
Ahmedabad - 380015,India

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Phone : 91 79 26304070
Fax : 91 79 26300106
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