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Association for the Mentally Challenged

location: BangaloreKarnataka

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Sponsor mid day meal for about 85 adults and children with intellectual disabilities
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Sponsor life skill development of a mentally challenged child for a year
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Sponsor 1 month vocational training for a mentally challenged person
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
General Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
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To establish the centre of excellence in the field of mental retardation by providing knowledge based services through child guidance clinic, special school, vocational training centre, day care centre, sheltered workshop and research centre.
To establish services for mentally challenged people of our society who are coming from poor families so that quality of life of these people is improved.
AMC is dedicated to the well being of intellectually challenged children, adults and their parents. Over the years, with the committed efforts of volunteers, staff, parents and society, we have built a robust and purposeful organisation focusing on the integrated well being of these challenged people. There have been many struggles encountered to be sure; but the cause has always triumphed. Our endeavor is to create an atmosphere of harmony, learning and constructive participation and we rededicate our efforts constantly to achieve this goal.
Full time staff :25
Part time staff:8
Contract staff :0
Volunteers: 0
Total Receipts for 2015-2016 is INR 10050059
Total Payments for 2015-2016 is INR 8756592
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
Number of families covered under this program: 150
Number of adults with severe degree of retatardation: 10
Number of persons attended: 48
Number of persons 5 years to 16 years: 53
Number of families covered under this program: 150
Number of persons in sheltered workshop: 27
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)2,942,0784,338,6391,966,768
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia826,5961,076,982912,736
Other donations from Indian individuals1,975,2901,671,5351,215,121
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia47,17860,16428,310
Other donations from foreign individuals185,539377,958149,198
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)3,916,282709,3993,455,325
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)157,096116,9630
Sale of assets000
Total Receipts10,050,0598,351,6407,728,343
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)141,20688,10034,800
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries000
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits5,065,5913,645,0863,025,300
Staff training000
Staff travel45,47628,15847,010
Consultant's fees403,31600
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)775,102583,52197,959
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)866,5992,184,3501,180,044
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme30,00000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)436,525581,167442,223
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Non-programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits00497,800
Staff training000
Staff travel000
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)00129,029
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)0081,949
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)000
Other non-programme expenses00193,121
Total Payments8,756,5927,110,3826,730,371
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Society [No.35/62-63]
2 PAN Number:AAATT1959M
3 12-A [No.718/10A/vol/AI/A630]
4 80G [No.890/AAATT1959M/ITO(E)-2/Vol 2009-2010]
5 FCRA [No.94420515]
6 35AC [No.]
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 K.S. AIYAR & Co Chartered Accountant
 #10, 1st Floor, 18th Cross, Near 6th Main, Malleswaram
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,000101
 5,000 – 10,000369
 10,000 – 25,000145
 25,000 – 50,000033
 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 5,0001
 5,000 – 10,0000
 10,000 – 25,0005
 25,000 – 50,0002
 50,000 – 1,00,0000
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 575826
2 Lowest Paid: INR 52800
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 206900
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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 Vani Manohar
 Female, Secretary , INR 0.00,
2 K. Jairaj
 Male, President , INR 0.00,
3 Nagendra
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
4 Kalpana Sampath
 Female, Joint Secretary , INR 0.00,
5 BharathiRaghuram
 Female, Vice President, INR 0.00,
6 Krishna Murthy
 Male, Member, INR 0.00,
7 Santhi Rajendran
 Female, Parent Representative, INR 0.00,
8 Meera Ramchand
 Female, Vice President , INR 0.00,
9 .D.M. Sridhar
 Male, Treasurer, INR 0.00,
10 D. Ashok
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
11 Jayashree
 Female, Member , INR 0.00,
12 Prema V
 Female, Member, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Vani Manohar  Post graduate in Mathematics. She is in the committee from 2009. She is an entrepreneur.
2 K. Jairaj Retired IAS Officer. Held positions as Commissioner of BBMP, Additional Chief Secretary, Govt of Karnataka. He is associated with the Association for the Mentally Challenged from last 26 years.
3 Nagendra He is working as Member of Executive Management, HDFC Bank. As volunteer he involved in the fund raising events of the organisation.
4 Kalpana Sampath Masters in Social work. She is also Masters in Indian classical dance. Doctoral work is in the area of “feeling belongingness and its various behavioural manifestations in the organization context. She is working as the Director of Arpitha Associates Pvt. Ltd., for the past 24 years heading research, training and publication wing.
5 BharathiRaghuram Social worker. Active member of other groups, networking and co-ordination with other organisations. She is associated with AMC as committee member since 1989.
6 Krishna Murthy B.Tech., M.S He is retired IT professional from Infosys. Now he is working as independent consultant.
7 Santhi Rajendran Graduate . She joined committee in 2010 and she is parent representative. She is parent of mentally challenged daughter. She is active member in the parent group.
8 Meera Ramchand She is a trained special educator and also she is a law graduate. She worked as Principal of the Special school for 10 years. She is also current President, University Women’s Association. She is in the committee from 1996.
9 .D.M. Sridhar M.A., LLB. Joined Commercial Tax Department in 1980 and held important positions in the Legal, Enforcement, Vigilance and the Industrial Policy Divisions before retiring from service as Addl. Commissioner of Commercial Taxes (Policy and Law) in February 2015. He is also an active member of the NGO, GRAMA
10 D. Ashok MBA (IIM-B) Working as management consultant and coach. He is an active Rotarian and also involved with 2 other NGOs. He joined committee in 2012.
11 Jayashree Double graduate, IT professional She is partner in software company. She is in the committee since 2010.
12 Prema V She is active member in the parent committee from 1989. Undergone special teacher’s course and assists in the office administration as volunteer. Parent of two mentally challenged children.
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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 2016-201718/03/2016612
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201706/05/2016612
Annual Report for the year 2015-201628/09/20161515
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201610/09/20161515
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 Children enjoy nutritious food
Our students earlier brought their own lunch boxes, which often weren't nutritious and filling enough. This not only affected their growth, but their ability to concentrate as well. Now that we provide meals to the children, we ensure that their nutritious needs are met. We serve them rice, curd, sajage (sweet), and sambar along with french beans, carrots, potatoes, beans, tomatoes. We also serve them with a glass of milk every morning, just to make sure they don't remain hungry in case they didn't have breakfast at home. Thanks to the regular meals being served, the health and nutrition of these kids is assured. They also get to experience special food during festivals, and other occasions being celebrated by donors. Our children are currently very happy with the food being served here.
 Happy, Independent & Confident Maheeda
10 year old Madeeha was a hyperactive child with limited social skills. Fearful and shy, she was hesitant to approach other people. Because of her hyperactive nature, she found it difficult to sit in one place, and wasn't toilet trained either. Thanks to the Special teachers at AMC, Madeeha was toilet trained, given speech therapy, and taught to take care of her body. Her parents were given guidance and counseling by a psychiatrist as well, which helped them work with her better while at home. Working and sharing classroom space with 15 other children began to improve her social skills. After going through four years of Life Skill Development at AMC special school, Madeeha can now speak in broken sentences. She is now toilet trained and has learned to take care of herself. Her interaction with other children has greatly improved as well.
 From Burden to Joy
Twenty nine year old Lalitha suffered from mild mental retardation and was considered a burden by her parents. She attended AMC’s special school where she learnt social skills, and reading and writing. At the AMC Vocational Training Centre, she was taught needlecraft, which she pursued with great curiosity and interest. Her instructor was very impressed and trained her in the tailoring section as well, where she learnt to operate machines and cutting and stitching fabric. Thanks to her boundless curiosity and zeal, she also learnt to operate computers and a photocopying machine. Lalitha was overjoyed when she took her first stipend home. She wants to buy bangles for her mother and some for herself with the money she earned. She is currently operating a Xerox machine independently, and loves the sense of freedom and self-worth that comes with it. Once she finishes her computer course, she will be shifted to the shelter workshop.

You can communicate with Association for the Mentally Challenged at
Near Kidwai Cancer Hospital, Off Hosur Road-
Bangalore - 560029,India

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