Delhi Council for Child Welfare

location: New DelhiDelhi

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Save the life of a critically ill infant/child at PALNA by contributing towards monthly treatment cost
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Provide complete care of an abandoned child at our home PALNA for a month
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
General Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
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Giving Children a Childhood To undertake programmes and provide services to the underprivileged children of Delhi and the neighboring regions that will promote their health, development and economic and social wellbeing.
Delhi Council for Child Welfare is a Non-Governmental Organization established in 1952. The Council first started its work among children who had been displaced, lost or abandoned in the riots surrounding the Partition of India, providing them care. Today, these services reach over 3000 children daily and are provided virtually free of cost to them.
Dr Sandhya Bhalla, Director, DCCW. PhD in Sociology from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Over 20 years work experience, with the corporate, government and the NGO sector have given her a deep insight into the issues related to the development sector and the challenges it presents – and that is the driving force which keeps her going. Her diverse experience includes of working with the visually impaired, drug users, the Confederation of Indian Industry, on issues like HIV/AIDS; Adult Education, health & Population.
Full time staff :138
Part time staff:74
Contract staff :40
Volunteers: 0
Total Receipts for 2015-2016 is INR 70258274
Total Payments for 2015-2016 is INR 74947193
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
Number of children attended to in OPD: 2800
Number of surgeries performed on disabled children: 402
Number of aids / appliances delivered: 1116
Number of special need children attending daycare: 150
Number of adoptions done: 27
Number of participants in vocational training: 590
Number of children enrolled in Educational Sponsorship Programme: 970
Number of children registered in the programme: 475
Number of children admitted into regular schools: 139
Rewards & Recognition
In 2016, NA was awarded the NA by the NA NA
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)11,319,61911,546,93311,246,488
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia2,089,4702,897,1252,222,985
Other donations from Indian individuals21,340,23920,149,13719,681,676
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia410,490422,880197,447
Other donations from foreign individuals4,876,4892,316,8384,650,214
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)14,330,22917,523,43912,673,559
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)14,391,59612,409,17811,618,779
Sale of assets12,5000201,000
Total Receipts70,258,27469,167,06563,696,802
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)1,058,728175,087211,253
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries32,879557,500618,640
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits32,882,68533,517,05332,141,985
Staff training25,5838,6690
Staff travel448,769420,342537,329
Consultant's fees361,000438,500405,900
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)13,313,0428,301,7265,800,813
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)19,451,40020,659,12717,966,994
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 benefits458,226431,045109,029
Staff training8,000400950
Staff travel255,614181,555167,815
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)3,543,9621,122,863853,460
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)321,273256,612741,030
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )433,320438,153425,666
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)214,226112,22783,533
Other non-programme expenses1,555,4791,369,455991,303
Total Payments74,947,19368,852,55461,921,404
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Society [No.S-2236 of 1963-64]
2 PAN Number:AAATD5531H
3 12-A [No.DLI-(C)(I-369)]
4 80G [No.DIT(E)2008-9/D-181/3448]
5 FCRA [No.231650267]
6 35AC [No.SO No 1513 (E)]
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 T R Chadha & Co LLP
 B-30 Kuthiala Building, Connaught Place Kuthiala Building
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,00084149
 5,000 – 10,0001796113
 10,000 – 25,000206989
 25,000 – 50,000549
 50,000 – 1,00,000123
 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 1112348
2 Lowest Paid: INR 109280
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 853440
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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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Annual Report & Audited Financials
1Annual report not available.
2Audited Financial Report not available.
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Board Members
SI.Name (Age)Gender, Position, Gross Remuneration, Relation to other members
1 Brinda Shroff
 Female, Joint Secretary, INR 0.00,
2 Meenaxi Gupta
 Female, Vice-President, INR 0.00,
3 Asha Gupta
 Female, Member, INR 0.00,
4 Mukul Bhatnagar
 Male, Treasurer, INR 0.00,
5 Sunita (Tia) Luthra
 Female, Member, INR 0.00,
6 Barkha Kumar
 Female, Member, INR 0.00,
7 Sudha Gupta
 Female, President, INR 0.00,
8 Kiran Dalmia
 Female, Member, INR 0.00,
9 Asheesh Vaderaa
 Male, General Secretary, INR 0.00,
10 Radhika Minocha
 Female, Member, INR 0.00,
11 MrIshwinder Singh
 Male, Member, INR 0.00,
12 Ravi Bahadur
 Male, Member, INR 0.00,
13 Sunita (Anshu) Parmar
 Female, Member, INR 0.00,
14 Mr Pradeep Kuckreja
 Male, Member, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Brinda Shroff Brinda has been a businessperson in the area of Manufacturing for the last 25 years. She is also Vice Chair of the Managing Committee of The Indian School, New Delhi. Brinda is a published poet is also interested in Art appreciation.She holds an M. Phil degree in Economics and Politics of Development, from the University of Cambridge, UK.
2 Meenaxi Gupta Meenaxihas been a social worker for over three decades and worked with many charitable organisations and institutions including Holy Family Hospital over this period She has been associated with DCCW for about 25 years. She graduated from Bangalore University and is a linguist, being fluent in all four South Indian languages apart from English and Hindi.
3 Asha Gupta Asha has been a social worker for over 25 years, and has been associated with DCCW for almost all of that time, being involved with the crèche, Palna and Vocational Training programs. She has worked for over 15 years with Indian Council for Child Welfare and has been the Treasurer for the past eight years. She has done her BA in English (Hons) from Rajasthan University.
4 Mukul Bhatnagar Mukul is a Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant by profession and has been running his own chartered accountancy practice MUKUL BHATNAGAR & CO. in Delhi since 1991.He has wide experience in audit, finance and income tax. He specialises in advising companies on how to increase revenue and control costs. He has been associated with DCCW since 2007.
5 Sunita (Tia) Luthra After her initial years in Canada where she qualified in Real Estate and Property Management, and worked with Canada Trust Realtors, Sunita came to India in 1989 and started a fabric business. About 9 years ago she started helping DCCW with its Vocational Training programme and since then her involvement has grown to include the BalChetna program for the mentally challenged, and overall management as part of the Executive Committee.
6 Barkha Kumar Barkha is a Whole Time Director with an organisation in the area of Exhibition of films. She has been associated with DCCW for over 10 years. Barkha graduated from HansrajCollege, Delhi University with a B. Com (Hons) degree.
7 Sudha Gupta Sudha is a Social Worker of over 40 years standing. She is a founder member of MahilaMangal (1976) and works with underprivileged girls & children. She has previously worked as a Magistrate for juvenile justice. She is a Trustee of the Virendra Gupta Charitable Trust,which works for the rehabilitation of unwed mothers, and is also associated with the SantParmanandHospital , Delhi. Sudha has associated with DCCW for four decades.
8 Kiran Dalmia Kiran got involved with DCCW about 15 years ago to help out with the Creche program. Being a textile designer she then also got involved with the Vocational Training Program, and then became a member of the Executive Committee. Kiran holds a B Com degree from Bombay University, and a diploma in Textile Designing.
9 Asheesh Vaderaa Asheesh is an established businessman in the Leather and retail industry, with which he has been associated for the last 35 years. He has been associated with DCCW since 1996, working with PALNA for ten years and thereafter has been involved with the management and running of DCCW’s Orthopaedic Centre. Asheesh is an alumnus of St Stephen’s College, Delhi.
10 Radhika Minocha Radhika is an advisor for social enterprise, and has extensive well rounded experience spanning over two decades in investment banking and non- profit management. She has been associated as Board/ Executive member with non-profit organisations focused on arts and disability, women and children, both in India and the US. She has an MBA from University of Bombay and has done a course in Non Profit Management from Georgetown University, Washington DC.
11 MrIshwinder Singh Over a career spanning 40+ years, Ishwinder has held management positions in several corporates including DCM Ltd and Hindustan Lever Ltd, and as CEO in the Murugappa group, before staring out as an entrepreneur in the area of Exports, a business he continues to manage and run. His interests include alternate healing therapies. He holds a post-graduate degree in Marketing and Sales Management from Delhi University.
12 Ravi Bahadur Ravi is a Chartered Accountant and Finance expert by profession. His professional career spanning over 40 years was with large corporate groups in various management positions, setting up projects in collaboration with multinational firms etc, retiring as Finance Director. He has been associated with DCCW for several decades, assisting with its accounting, legal and other management needs.
13 Sunita (Anshu) Parmar Sunita Parmar has been active in Social work activities right from her school days. She got involved with the activities of DCCW over 25 years ago and has served as a member of the board in various capacities since 1994. She is a Trustee of the SatyawatiBalbhadraKrishanBhuwan Charitable Trust. Sunita holds an MA (Phil) degree from Delhi University.
14 Mr Pradeep Kuckreja Pradeep is an honorary Director on the board of SSIPL Foundation and is also simultaneously following his lifelong hobby of acting both on stage and on the big screen. He has previously been an entrepreneur for many years, following which he worked as a Senior Consultant, Corporate Affairs with Mc Donald India and thereafter as Senior Advisor to MD of SSIPL Retail Ltd. He has been associated with PALNA / DCCW for 28 years.
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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 2016-201720/02/2016914
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201704/05/20161214
Annual Report for the year 2015-201620/09/20161114
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201619/08/20161014
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External Reviews
1Cap Gemini
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 Jivini – A regular childhood after surgical treatments
Jivini came to PALNA through the cradle placed outside. She was new-born infant (clinically a 5-6 days old, 33-34 weeks gestation). She weighed just 900 gm and was a case of severe intra-uterine growth restriction. Additionally her breathing was very rapid. Over the next 6 weeks she had persistent right-sided pneumonia, and did not show proper development. Jivini was treated at the Medical crisis Unit at Palna on anti-tubercular treatment by the Palna doctors. Over the next few months she slowly responded to the intensive care and treatment, and by the time she was about 9 months old, she was a bonny baby physically. Her mental development was also going well. Jivini was placed in adoption when she was just over a year old, and a few years on is a beautiful, bright and happy little girl today, thriving in every way, living a completely normal life.
 Story of Mallika
Little Mallika (name changed) arrived at Palna in 2007 when she was 3 years old. When she came in she was found to be very shy and would not participate in school activities. She seemed to be in a world of her own. Her comprehension skills were poor. The special educator and the Palna doctor recommended a psychological assessment to be done. She was found to be very shy, which inhibited her level of initiation of interaction with others, however once the rapport was developed she was assessed to be friendly and playful. Given the right amount of stimuli Mallika displayed the potential to outperform her current level of functioning. Since she had ear discharge, a BERA test was conducted which revealed that Mallika suffers from moderate hearing loss in her right ear and mild to moderate hearing in her left ear. Once this was identified Mallika’s behavioural problems were attributed to her being hearing impaired. Now Mallika is receiving special attention - she is being given attention on a one-on-one basis and is showing marked improvement both academically and socially. And finally the icing on the cake. Recently, with much effort, a suitable adoptive home has been found for Mallika and the prospect of being with her own family has filled Mallika with joy!

You can communicate with Delhi Council for Child Welfare at
Sanjay Mishra
Qudsia Bagh, Yamuna Marg, Civil Lines,-
New Delhi - 110054,India

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Phone : 91-11-23968907
Fax : 91-1123944655
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