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Community Action for Rural Development (CARD)

location: PudukkottaiTamil Nadu

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Sponsor a very poor girl childs secondary school supplies and toiletries for one year
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Help a poor destitute woman by providing two sets of dress and bedding materials
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Sponsor the school supplies and toiletries for a poor child
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
General fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
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To work for the sustained development of poor village people through integrated development activities.
Our Organisation was started by Mr.P. Vedachalam and other social workers to work for the development of poor people in Pudukkottai District of Tamil Nadu in 1982. A society Community Action for Rural Development was formed and registered at Pudukkottai.
Mr.P. Vedachalm is the founder and head of the organisation. He is 59 yeas old and an advocate and is the Honorary Secretary and Program Director of CARD. He is responsible for the overall management of the organisation. He is the founder of Samathuvapuram, a place of equality.
Full time staff :22
Part time staff:3
Contract staff :0
Volunteers: 3
Total Receipts for 2015-2016 is INR 7254637
Total Payments for 2015-2016 is INR 7254637
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
No. of alcohol addicts treated : 208
No. of people benefited by participating in yoga sessions: 340
No. of school children provided support: 51
No. of destitute women supported: 29
No. of children given awareness on HIV/AIDS: 464
No. of working women staying in the CARD hostel: 39
No. of women trained in bakery, fruit and vegetable processing: 20
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)4,788,2905,190,8275,863,860
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia341,706221,011302,650
Other donations from Indian individuals92,50020,0000
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia29,40432,18323,454
Other donations from foreign individuals000
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)105,0005,0004,000
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)437,00033,000193,000
Sale of assets000
Total Receipts7,254,6375,582,0217,195,950
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)918,6810163,800
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries000
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits2,330,7001,774,2192,466,726
Staff training000
Staff travel106,56037,55751,661
Consultant's fees000
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)418,879209,271347,777
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)1,710,092278,2902,285,388
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)000
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Non-programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits000
Staff training000
Staff travel000
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)22,9900818,064
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)14,10500
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)000
Other non-programme expenses101,696153,792174,030
Total Payments7,254,6375,624,8997,115,332
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Society [No.53/82]
2 PAN Number:AAATC0237F
3 12-A [No.C.NO.2039(175) /TN.V/93-94]
4 80G [No.C.NO.6162E(72) /2008-09/CIT - I/TRY]
5 FCRA [No.076050002]
6 35AC [No.]
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 Mr.S. Jayaraman Chartered Accountant
 A, Visalakshi Nilayam Marthandapuram
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,000167
 5,000 – 10,000415
 10,000 – 25,000246
 25,000 – 50,000000
 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 – 25,0000
 25,000 – 50,0000
 50,000 – 1,00,0000
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 264000
2 Lowest Paid: INR 36000
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 0
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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 P. Vedachalam
 Male, Secretary, INR 0.00,
2 J. Gayathri Devi
 Female, Treasurer, INR 0.00,
3 R. Subramanian
 Male, Member, INR 100,800.00,
4 K. Muthulakshmi
 Female, Member, INR 0.00,
5 A. Murugesan
 Male, Member, INR 0.00,
6 J. Simi Annal
 Female, Member, INR 0.00,
7 Meega Clamont
 Female, Member, INR 0.00,
8 V. Sathiyaseelan
 Male, President, INR 0.00,
9 K. Prasanya
 Female, Member, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 P. Vedachalam He is the founder of CARD. He has M.A in Sociology and LL.B from Vekateswara University. He has 38 years of experience in rural development. He is the Program Director since 2012 and responsible for the day to day affairs of the organisation.
2 J. Gayathri Devi She is an M.B.A., M.Phil., M.Com graduate. Worked as a Lecturer. Now, she is managing a CBSE School of her own.
3 R. Subramanian He is retired from Government Service, He is working in CARD for about 10 years.
4 K. Muthulakshmi She was working in CARD as Manager for more than 10 years. Now, she is working as a teacher in Government School.
5 A. Murugesan He is from the local village and a volunteer for CARD.
6 J. Simi Annal She is a Teacher working in a Private School
7 Meega Clamont She is working as administrative staff in an Engineering College.
8 V. Sathiyaseelan He is a Postgraduate in Business Administration. Worked in a company for about 10 years. Now he managing an educational institution of his own.
9 K. Prasanya She is a trained Elementary School Teacher.
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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 2016-201701/03/201699
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201713/04/201699
Annual Report for the year 2015-201617/09/201699
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201617/09/201699
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External Reviews
1Department of Social Defence, Govt. of TN
2Department of Social Defence, Govt. of TN
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 Educate a poor child for higher education
Ranjitha, is a girl child, aged 14 years and studying 9th grade in the Government High School at Thirumayam village. She is living at Thiruvanaiapatti village with her mother and a brother. Her father died during her childhood. Her mother is doing coolie work. Her mother suffered very much to meet her educational expenses. Many relatives asked her mother to stop her from school and send her for domestic work in order to meet other family expenses. CARD met Ranjitha and provided her two sets of uniform dresses, two pairs of foot wear, soap, oil, paste, brush, comb, nail cutter and educational aids. She is very happy. Her mother is also very happy. Ranjitha is going to school in uniform very neatly and studying well. The financial burden is reduced. Our support enabled Ranjitha to continue her education.
 Educate a child
Sivakumar, a 11 year old boy, is studying in 6th grade at Government Middle School, Thiruvanaikavanpatti village in Thirunmayam Takuk, Pudukkottai District. His father Muthaiah is an agricultural coolie worker. He has two sons and one daughter. He faced difficulties to educate his children. Sivakumar is the eldest son. Sivakumar was not willing to go to school without uniform and note books. CARD is working at Thiruvanaikavanpatti village school. Sivakumar was given two sets of uniform dresses, two pairs of foot wear, school bag, note books, educational tools, writing materials and toiletries required for one year. The burden of his father was reduced. Sivakumar is very happy. After this support, Sivakumar has been attending the school neatly and regularly. He studies well. The toiletries provided by CARD were very useful for him. His parents were motivated to send Sivakumar for school regularly. He is taking good marks in the examinations.
 Unite a family
Sudha was married to Chandra Sekar of Vedaraniyam about 12 years back. Her husband was working in a advertisement company at Chennai. They lived in Chennai for five years happily. Due to Government regulations, the advertisement business was in crisis and he lost job. He was drinking alcohol and he did not look after the family well. Sudha was not given any money for family expenses. One day, she left her husband with two children and came to Pudukkottai to her sister. After that she came to CARD Home for Women for protection and support. Sudha and her two children were given food and accommodation. Sudha was not having additional dress. She was given two sarees with blouses, two in-skirts, one bed sheet, blanket and a pillow. She stayed in the home for six months. Her husband was called for counseling. Both Sudha and her husband were given counseling by the Counselor. She got back to her husband after six months. Her husband got a new job in Chennai. Sudha is engaged in garland making work and earning Rs.100 per day. Her husband is earning Rs.6000 per month. They are living in a rented house with two children happily.

You can communicate with Community Action for Rural Development (CARD) at
P. Vedachalam
Samathuvapuram, Pulivalam-
Pudukkottai - 622507,India

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Phone : 91 9442339669
Fax : 91 4322 267491
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