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Sponsor a young slum dweller for four months to train and work in Modern, Computerized Office Environment
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Sponsor a young slum dweller for four months towards Job-linked training and placementin Computerized Accounting Environments
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Sponsor a young slum dweller for three months towards Job-linked training and placement in Customer Service
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For every young Indian to be employable, have self-worth and lead a dignified and productive life.
When Meenakshi Nayar, then Director, EduServe Consultants conducted a Career Guidance Workshop for students of the support school run by Arpana Trust in the slum resettlement colony of Molar Bund, New Delhi, she realised that Career Guidance was not enough. The key issue for youth from these communities was that there were no opportunities for them to learn skills that were required in the job market in Delhi. This realisation led to setting up ETASHA Society as an organisation focused on Employability and Placement of underprivileged youth in the growth sectors of the economy.
An FPM in Organisational Behaviour (equivalent to a Ph. D) from IIM Ahmedabad and a Masters in Industrial Psychology, Dr Meenakshi Nayar is the Founder President of ETASHA. After working in the corporate world for over 2 decades (last assignment as Executive Vice President HR, DCM Ltd.) Meenakshi founded ETASHA while working with adolescents as Founder Director of EduServe consultants which specialises in career guidance and life skills development.
Full time staff :10
Part time staff:0
Contract staff :29
Volunteers: 2
Total Receipts for 2015-2016 is INR 15305980
Total Payments for 2015-2016 is INR 13308021
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
No. of ITI students trained for employability skill development: 786
No. of high school s tudents trained for employability skills: 204
No. of trainers enrolled for capacity building to train students on employability skills: 41
No. of youth given vocational trainings: 769
No. of students counselled for career guidance: 895
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)749,350550,150658,969
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia2,463,388307,5421,520,924
Other donations from Indian individuals1,054,8831,600,2851,282,197
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia89,237112,232106,628
Other donations from foreign individuals16,290424,009117,332
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)4,969,4967,907,1342,326,647
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)4,666,5713,246,0471,932,554
Sale of assets44,07002,400
Total Receipts15,305,98014,297,3187,947,651
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)498,0881,070,447263,222
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries000
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits7,631,1176,356,2423,900,591
Staff training000
Staff travel652,630556,246328,739
Consultant's fees00144,300
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)2,196,7231,833,1881,186,973
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)248,446325,970145,759
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)526,171556,495189,675
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Non-programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits0086,930
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 )50,53864,4380
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)000
Other non-programme expenses165,75223,94046,626
Total Payments13,308,02111,592,2078,317,839
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Society [No.54691]
2 PAN Number:AAATE2303G
3 12-A [No.1088]
4 80G [No.DIT(E) 2011-2012/ E-259/3193]
5 FCRA [No.231661230]
6 35AC [No.]
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 Ahuja And Ahuja Chartered Accountants
 D-985, New friends Colony
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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 – 10,000415
 10,000 – 25,00081422
 25,000 – 50,000156
 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 480000
2 Lowest Paid: INR 72000
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 conveyance24579
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other0
  Total 24579
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Board Members
SI.Name (Age)Gender, Position, Gross Remuneration, Relation to other members
1 Dr Meenakshi Nayar
 Female, President , INR 0.00,
2 Pramod Patni
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
3 Dr.Usha Jumani
 Female, Member , INR 0.00,
4 Freda J Swaminathan
 Female, Member , INR 0.00,
5 Anita Aneja
 Female, Member , INR 0.00,
6 Vimala Ramachandran
 Female, Vice President, INR 0.00,
7 Ritu Motwani
 Female, Member, INR 0.00,
8 Mukesh Aggarwal
 Male, Secretary, INR 201,000.00,
9 Munish Kanchan
 Male, Member, INR 0.00,
10 Dr Cherian Joseph
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
11 Sangeeta Sharma
 Female, Treasurer , INR 201,000.00,
12 Hemant Bharat-Ram
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Dr Meenakshi Nayar An FPM in Organisational Behaviour (equivalent to a Ph. D) from IIM Ahmedabad and a Masters in Industrial Psychology, Dr Meenakshi Nayar is the Founder President of ETASHA. After working in the corporate world for over 2 decades (last assignment as Executive Vice President HR, DCM Ltd.) Meenakshi founded ETASHA while working with adolescents as Founder Director of EduServe consultants which specialises in career guidance and life skills development.
2 Pramod Patni A practicing chartered accountant in the field of auditing, direct taxes, FEMA, and service tax, Pramod has a track record of 27 years' professional work at Jaipur and Delhi. He has been involved with ETASHA since its inception.
3 Dr.Usha Jumani A management consultant for over thirty years, Usha has worked on a host of development issues to bring about sustainable change. Her major interest and concern is to strengthen people's organisations and enable them to represent themselves at all levels from grassroots to global. Usha has an FPM and PGDBM from IIM Ahmedabad.
4 Freda J Swaminathan An alumna of IIM Ahmedabad with specialisation in marketing and 25 years of experience with top corporate entities, she brings expertise in management consultancy & teaching. Professor Swaminathan to FORE School of Management where she teaches marketing. Freda is also a guest faculty with many other business schools.
5 Anita Aneja A self-employed professional, her core expertise is in the domain of market research where she takes on assignments on a consultancy basis. Also a career guidance specialist and worked with EduServe Consultants on Career Guidance Projects in schools as well as the Sexuality & Adolescence Education Project of the Ministry of HRD in the Kendriya Vidyalayas.
6 Vimala Ramachandran A National Fellow, NUEPA, New Delhi was the Managing Director of Educational Resource Unit – a group of researchers and practitioners working on education and empowerment. She helped found and was the first National Project Director of Mahila Samakhya, a government programme on women’s education and was founder and Managing Trustee of Health Watch – a women’s health network. She has published extensively on education, health, gender issues and women’s empowerment and is engaged in advocacy for universal quality education and girls’ education.
7 Ritu Motwani A self-employed professional, Ritu is a Founder-Member of ETASHA. Committed to the society's cause, Ritu is involved in everything from fund-raising and strategy to content development and is a very hands-on governing council member helping steer the organisation in its desired direction.
8 Mukesh Aggarwal ETASHA alumnus Mukesh joined ETASHA in 2010 as an Office Administrator after having completed the CODE (Computerised Office & Data Entry) program at our CDC in Madanpur Khadar, where he was awarded Best Trainee for CODE - 4.
9 Munish Kanchan A Bachelor in Engineering -Electronics & Communication, from Bangalore University, and a graduate of the Senior Management Program, from IIM Calcutta (2006-07), Munish is currently Director Engineering, Pitney Bowes Software India and is responsible for various technology verticals including Horizon SaaS, CIM, CONFIRM, CES and Mobile.
10 Dr Cherian Joseph Dr. Joseph has a Ph. D in Sociology from Delhi University. In the first phase of his professional experience, he worked as a Faculty member at the National Labour Institute, New Delhi and since 1995 he has been working as an Independent Consultant. Dr. Joseph is currently working with Philips Electronics India at their Vadodhra and Mohali lighting Plants. He also facilitates learning exchange processes for LOGIN Asia members in Horizontal Learning program in Bangladesh, and supports a Structured Learning Visit at Mekong Institute, KhonKaen, Thailand.
11 Sangeeta Sharma Sangeeta completed her GNIIT from NIIT whilst simultaneously studying for a BCom. Completing both in 2009 she joined a CA program at ICAI from where she was articled to Ahuja and Ahuja Chartered Accountants.
12 Hemant Bharat-Ram Has a Masters in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University, USA is currently President of DCM Textiles. Previously he was Vice Chairman of DCM Engineering Ltd, the industry leader in automotive field in India. Also responsible for running DCM's Information Technology Business, devising and implementing strategy and raising venture capital. Former President of the Manufacturers' Association for Information Technology (MAIT).
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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 2016-201718/06/2016914
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201718/06/2016914
Annual Report for the year 2015-201601/10/2016612
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201601/10/2016612
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External Reviews
1CAF India
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 Meet Mukesh Agarwal
Having completed school when his fathers vegetable vending stall was not doing well, Mukesh knew that he had to start working to contribute to support the family including his younger sister and parents. Mukesh aspired for an office job, but knew that the best he could do with his education background was to work as a shop assistant in a small shop in his neighborhood, which he did not want to do. Information from a neighbor and guidance from ETASHAs community mobilization team led him to our CODE Program, which could prepare him for jobs in offices of good companies. He joined the CODE 4 batch starting in July 2010. Soon after the program ended in November 2010, he was employed by ETASHA Society, itself, as we were growing and needed office support staff. Mukesh has been working for around 2 and a half years and has shown an amazing ability to learn continuously and grow. He believes that ETASHA has prepared him for employment and given him the social skills he needs to succeed, and recommends it to any and all underprivileged children that find themselves in a similar situation to what he was once in. “I like my job,” he says simply.
 Vikash Tundhir, CATT 2
Vikash completed his 12th class from government school and enrolled in B.Com (1st Year) Correspondence Course in Delhi University. His father works as a painter and earns Rs. 7,700 every month, which Vikash feels is good but not really enough for their family Vikash enjoys studying Accounts. He wanted to become an Accountant and also wanted to start earning. Vikash met the ETASHA team in the community and heard of CATT. He joined in August to study Confidence in Accounts, Taxation and Tally (CATT) and to get help with a job. At ETASHA, Vikash’s knowledge of Accounts was strengthened, and he got very comfortable working at Excel and Tally. After completing the course, he has started working with Unilever Company, Okhla as a Junior Account with a monthly salary of Rs. 8,000. In his job, he is making the best use of what all he learnt in the course specially Excel, Tally and Internet. He recalls his course at ETASHA saying, “Every faculty is helpful and they make us so comfortable that we can easily ask our doubts”. At his workplace, he is learning a lot everyday which will eventually contribute to fulfilling his dream of becoming an accountant.
 Vandana Kumari from CSWC-Customer Service & Work Culture
Vandana Kumari is 19 years old and new to Delhi. She and her four sisters grew up in Haryana, where her father was self-employed as a grocer. Vandana''s four sisters, all older than her, are married and live in Uttar Pradesh. By coming to Delhi to improve her employability, Vandana has chosen a different life than her sisters did. In her search for employment in the organized sector, she has enrolled in ETASHA Society''s Customer Service and Work Culture classes. I am the youngest, I am always studying, she says, switching between Hindi and her new English abilities as she describes how she came to her choice. After Vandana graduated from the 12th standard from a school in Haryana, it seemed natural to pursue a job. I am the most educated, and so! In CSWC, Vandana has learnt to work on the computer, to communicate politely in the workplace, to speak in English and to persuade people in order to find a career in Sales, in Hospitality or Retail. She believes this is the right thing for her because I like to convince people.

You can communicate with ETASHA at
Meenakshi Nayar
E- 48, Greater Kailash Enclave Part 2-
New Delhi - 110048,India

Or you can reach ETASHA here
Phone : 91 11 29221320
Fax : 91 11 29213319
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