Seva Mandir

location: UdaipurRajasthan

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Provide quality education for about 25 rural tribal children for 1 month in Shiksha Kendras of Seva Mandir
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Send upto 20 tribal children to pre-school or day care in Rajasthan for 1 fortnight, when their mothers are busy working
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Help a Traditional Birth Attendant to provide safe motherhood care to expectant mothers for a month
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
General Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
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Seva Mandir’s mission is to make real the idea of society consisting of free and equal citizens who are able to come together and solve the problems that affect them in their particular contexts. The commitment is to work for a paradigm of development and governance that is democratic and polyarchic. Seva Mandir seeks to institutionalise the idea that development and governance is not only to be left to the State and its formal bodies like the legislature and the bureaucracy, but that citizens and their associations should engage separately and jointly with the State. The mission briefly, is to construct the conditions in which citizens of plural backgrounds and perspectives can come together and deliberate on how they can work to benefit and empower the least advantaged in society.
Seva Mandir was established in 1968 by Dr Mohan Sinha Mehta, an educationist and Social Activist from Udaipur in Rajasthan, India. The organization reaches out to around 70,000 households, influencing the lives of approximately 360,000 persons.
Ms. Priyanka Singh is a management graduate from IRMA. She has worked in various programs before becoming its Chief Executive in 2011. She headed our health and education unit and also served as a secretary of Badgaon block. Even though India is getting richer, philanthropic giving in India is still underdeveloped. GiveIndia is playing critical role in developing this Giving.
Full time staff :112
Part time staff:0
Contract staff :150
Volunteers: 177
Total Receipts for 2014-2015 is INR 166054421
Total Payments for 2014-2015 is INR 153563523
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
No. of children enrolled in 170 Shiksha Kendras: 6090
No. of children reached through learning camps : 372
No. of Children enrolled in 192 Balwadis: 4632
No. of pregnant women reached out by 312 Traditional Birth Attendants : 6393
No. of neonates & infants reached through 85 Bal Sakhis: 2815
No. of children reached through immunisation camps : 942
No. of Women Resource Centres started: 9
No. of Women’s Self Help Groups formed: 612
No. of women reached through income generation program : 105
Area in hectare covered in Afforestation & Protection : 225
Area in hectares covered in watershed development : 585
No. of households reached through agriculture : 4606
Training programmes done for Gram Vikas Committees : 63
Rewards & Recognition
In 2013, Seva Mandir was awarded the Leader in Volunteer Engagement 2013 - Finalist by the I Volunteer Volunteer Program
In 2012, Seva Mandir was awarded the Biodiversity Award by the Govt. Of India and UNDP For NRD Program
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)18,977,39618,811,88323,331,095
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia3,739,6561,938,0152,066,312
Other donations from Indian individuals1,215,5612,158,6393,134,596
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia20,138135,738107,890
Other donations from foreign individuals2,724,9742,469,728690,466
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)24,057,43910,952,39817,093,164
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)115,319,257104,731,251114,868,807
Sale of assets000
Total Receipts166,054,421141,197,652161,292,330
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)924,6561,259,522399,400
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries000
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2014-20152013-20142012-2013
Salaries and benefits46,073,57741,712,22345,583,459
Staff training18,043,35915,406,56311,288,308
Staff travel6,486,8825,735,6715,601,932
Consultant's fees5,368,9714,904,8485,449,621
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)4,445,3433,043,0093,118,051
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)18,051,07219,510,93319,709,708
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)000
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Payments(revenue) Programme Related
Non-programme related2014-20152013-20142012-2013
Salaries and benefits13,495,45813,608,49414,140,364
Staff training000
Staff travel365,243372,741347,251
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)1,525,7421,371,6201,169,261
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)893,292626,535682,185
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )1,509,2301,392,8911,629,184
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)000
Other non-programme expenses3,710,8002,639,2212,209,602
Total Payments153,563,523138,199,404145,040,548
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Payments(revenue) Non Programme Related
 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Society [No.149 of 1967-68]
2 PAN Number:AACTS5435R
3 12-A [No.No.SIB/Sec.12A(a)/CIT.RajII/TRST/3/227]
4 80G [No.AA/Udi/Judicial/2010-11/3586/]
5 FCRA [No.125690002]
6 35AC [No.]
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 B.L. Pagaria& Co.
 B-4, Bapu Bazaar, Udaipur, Rajasthan
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,000011
 5,000 – 10,000311445
 10,000 – 25,00011350163
 25,000 – 50,000311647
 50,000 – 1,00,000426
 Greater than 1,00,000000
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Total annual payments consultants (in INR)Number of consultants
 less than 5,0001
 5,000 – 10,0002
 10,000 – 25,0002
 25,000 – 50,0001
 50,000 – 1,00,0000
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 1020000
2 Lowest Paid: INR 54000
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 1020000
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 Board Expenses
Sr. Detail Amount(INR)
1 International travel0
2 Domestic travel222120
3 Local conveyance0
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other0
  Total 222120
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Board Members
SI.Name (Age)Gender, Position, Gross Remuneration, Relation to other members
1 Venkatachalam Bhagavat Eswaran
 Male, Trustee-Member , INR 0.00, Un-related
2 Mohan Singh Kothari
 Male, Trustee-Member , INR 0.00, Un-related
3 Ajay Singh Mehta
 Male, President , INR 0.00, Un-related
4 NeelimaKhetan
 Female, Trustee-Member, INR 0.00, Un-related
5 Pamela Philipose
 Female, Trustee-Member, INR 0.00, Un-related
6 RajniBakshi
 Female, Co-opted Trustee Member, INR 0.00, Un-related
7 Sunita Nadhamuni
 Female, Co-opted Trustee Member , INR 0.00, Un-related
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Board Members Background
1 Venkatachalam Bhagavat Eswaran He is a retired IAS and has been associated with NGOs and voluntary agencies in the fields of natural resources management, rural and community development and is also associated with many educational institutions in India. Till recently, he was also the Chairman of Society for Promotion of Wasteland Development, New Delhi.
2 Mohan Singh Kothari He is an Engineer born in Udaipur with graduation from The University of Texas, U.S.A (B.S.) and Louisiana State University, U.S.A.(M.S.). He is credited with technical development as a scientist & Head of the Engineering & Designs of National Institutions of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), India.
3 Ajay Singh Mehta He is the President- Board of Trustees of Seva Mandir. He has served as the Chief Executive of Seva Mandir from 1990 – 1999. Mr. Mehta was the Executive Director, National Foundation for India (NFI) from July 2001 – June 2011. He also held office as General Secretary, AVARD (Association of Voluntary Agencies for Rural Development) from January 2000 – July 2001. He was also a member of State Planning Board, Gov of Rajasthan.
4 NeelimaKhetan She is the General Manager - CSR & Sustainability at Coca-Cola - India and South West Asia. She served as the Chief Executive of Seva Mandir for 12 years. She joined Seva Mandir in 1985. From June 2006 to May 2007, she was the Acting Director of the Institute of Rural Management. Neelima has served on the Board of IRMA.
5 Pamela Philipose She is the Director, Women’’s Feature Service. After a Post-graduate Diploma in Journalism for Developing Countries, she joined The Times of India, Bombay, in 1975. Later on worked with the eminent News Dailies like Sunday Observer, Eve’s Weekly and the Indian Express. Ms. Pamela Philipose was awarded the Chameli Devi Jain Award for Outstanding Woman Journalist, in 1999, the Zee Astiva Award for Constructive Journalism, 2007.
6 RajniBakshi She is a Mumbai-based freelance journalist and author. RajniBakshi attended school in Kingston, Jamaica, Indraprastha College, George Washington University (Washington D.C.) and Rajasthan University.She is the author of Bazars, Conversations and Freedom (2009) which won two Vodafone Crossword Book Awards. She used to write for The Hindu and occasionally writes for Mint.
7 Sunita Nadhamuni She is the director, Technology at EMC . She has worked for 13 years in the California Bay Area in several companies including Sun Microsystems, Silicon Graphics and Healtheon|WebMD. She has been actively engaged in the development sector for the past 20 years in US and India. She was founding chief executive of Araghyam, a grant making organization.
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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 2015-201623/05/201557
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2015-201623/05/201557
Annual Report for the year 2014-201523/05/201557
Financial Audit Report for the year 2014-201523/05/201557
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Staff International Travel
SINameDestination & PurposeGross ExpensesSponsored% SponsoredName of Sponsor Organisation
1 Priyanka Singh Barcelona
Philanthropy Forum
 INR 66978.00 TRUE 30% J.P. Morgan
2 Priyanka Singh London
 INR 116495.00 FALSE 0% 
3 Laxmi Thakur Manila
Impact Evaluation Conference
 INR 1933.00 TRUE 98% The Asian Development Bank, The Philippines Institute of Dev. Studies and Intl. Initiative for Impact Evaluation
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 Children of Jamun love reading
Village Jamun has 1 Government middle school whose teachers attendance records were poor. In 2004 Seva Mandir discovered there were 37 children out of school. As well, many of the children were discouraged to go to school because of the distance from home. The children would go to the jungle for cattle grazing. The village, concerned about the situation, wanted to send their children to school. With help of Seva Mandir, Jamun set up a rural school as an alternative towards the end of 2004. The village youth went to every house to encourage parents to send their children to the school. It took them 5 months to enroll out of school children. The community appointed Kamal Lal from Jamun as teacher. The children and Kamal Lal laboriously work on Hindi and Mathematics. At the Jamun center all the children are now able to read having read many stories over the past few years. Seva Mandir is running 205 rural schools which reach 5000 children every year. After graduating from these schools the children go to Government schools for higher studies often outperforming children in Govt. schools. Rural schools have encouraged the parents to send their kids to school.
 Indira can walk now
Indira, a 2 year old from Kesarpura village was not able to walk. Part of the reason was her poor health. She would sit in one place all day long. Her mother was quite worried about her situation. Manisha, (Sanchalika/teacher) spoke with her mother and encouraged her to send Indira to the Balwadi regularly. Seva Mandir helps villages run balwadis for children to stay while their parents are working. It is a safe, secure and nurturing environment for children (1-5 years). They are provided with nutritional, health, and learning inputs. Sanchalika is the woman from the village itself. Today Indira walks and sings poems with other children. Her mother is really happy with the progress her child has made. With 200 Balwadis 2208 boys and 2302 girls are benefiting from Seva Mandir centres. Parents attend the bi-monthly meetings to learn about the progress their children make. They discuss their responsibilities in looking after their children and supporting the centres.
 Timely care from Prakashi Bai to save Kailashi and her new born baby
Prakashi Bai, a Traditional Birth Attendant from Pipalbara village narrated her experience of taking a woman of her village for institutional delivery. Prakashi Bai took Kailashi to the nearby primary health center at around 9.00 pm when she had her labor pains. The Primary Health Centre supposed to be providing delivery services for 24 hours was locked. Prakashi Bai went to call the nurse from her residence but she refused to come to the center. She also tried to call the guard who could open the PHC but could not find him. Prakashi had no other option and finally decided to assist the delivery herself. She did the delivery in the courtyard of the PHC. The whole night she stayed in the courtyard with Kailashi and the new born keeping a watch on them. In the morning, the nurse came and Kailashi was taken inside the PHC and was given a dose of uretonic. Prakashi also mentioned that the nurse charged some money from them. Prakashi says that such indifference of the health care providers at the public health facilities is not uncommon which leaves them with no other option than to carry out the deliveries even in a health facility.

You can communicate with Seva Mandir at
Neelima Khetan
Seva Mandir, Old Fatehpura-
Udaipur - 313004,India

Or you can reach Seva Mandir here
Phone : 91 294 2450960
Fax : 91 294 2450947
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