Samerth Charitable Trust

location: AhmedabadGujarat

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Our Vision is to build a world on the pillars of equal opportunities, access to resources, gender equality, democratic governance, participatory learning and respect of diverse cultures.
SAMERTH was started to create a humane, sustainable and equitable society through strengthening peoples' capacities and equipping community institutions so that they are informed and are able to access their rights to have a human existence. The programme is developed as per the requirement of the community. In Kutch- we focus on water availability and leveraging resources around it. In the city of Ahmedabad- the organisation has working with urban poor and giving them access to education and developing leadership amongst women and adolescent girls and boys.In Chattisgarh- the focus is to work with tribal communities and create and facilitate the process of accessing entitlements and education.
Gazala Paul has a Masters in Social Work (MSW) from Indore School of Social Work, (Devi Ahilya University), Indore, India in 1987 and a Masters in “Coexistence and Conflict Management” from Brandeis University,Massachusetts, USA in February 2006. Since May 1999, she has been the CEO of Samerth. Since April 2006 she has been a consultant to Paul Hamlyn Foundation, UK as Advisor for developing programme on accessing quality education for the tribals and urban poor, disability rights, forest rights, enabling women’s role in local governance and addressing issue of violence against women for the west India programme. She has also worked with with Oxfam-Great Britain as Project Officer from 1992 to 1999 for the Gujarat and Rajasthan States of India developing programme on rights based issues for the vulnerable communities and mitigation strategy for disaster management.
Full time staff :9
Part time staff:0
Contract staff :55
Volunteers: 15
Total Receipts for 2016-2017 is INR 41115249
Total Payments for 2016-2017 is INR 48197862
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
No. of children impacted: 55
No. of people impacted: 236
No. of children receiving nutrition: 704
No. of families impacted: 30
No. of children availing the facility: 22
Rewards & Recognition
In 2016, Afroz Baig was awarded the International Women's Meet on Nonviolence and Peace by the Gandhi Reaserch Foundation, Jalgaon Peace Leader Award
In 2015, Samerth Charitable Trust was awarded the Empanelment of Organisations by National CSR Hub Tata Institute of Social Science, National CSR HUB by the Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai National CSR HUB
In 2016, Samerth Charitable Trust was awarded the Guidestar Platinum by the Guidestar India/Tata Trusts Transparency & Public Accountability Verified
In 2015, Samerth Charitable Trust was awarded the Under The Ageis of Swashta Mission, Swach Bharat Nirman, Swach Bharat EkNaiPhel. by the Government of Gujarat 1624 Individual Household Sanitation Unit at Nakatarana Block in Kutch District of Gujarat
In 2016, Samerth Charitable Trust was awarded the Credibility Alliance by the Credibility Alliance Certificate of Accreditation on Desirable Norms
In 2016, Samerth Charitable Trust was awarded the World CSR Congress by the World CSR Congress Certificate of Merit
In 2015, Samerth Charitable Trust was awarded the Charities Aid Foundation India Validated Charity by the Charities Aid Foundation India Validated Charity
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)1,774,8951,516,1211,346,992
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia225,317421,765427,217
Other donations from Indian individuals1,554,438161,001643,690
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia05,9439,755
Other donations from foreign individuals229,002302,4905,000
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)14,661,04313,736,91713,778,852
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)22,670,55426,190,23617,431,732
Sale of assets064,000291,000
Total Receipts41,115,24942,398,47333,934,238
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)364,897644,5521,495,276
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries000
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits10,304,33514,087,77911,427,068
Staff training28,189,70017,119,31310,217,765
Staff travel3,020,3251,924,0082,233,826
Consultant's fees2,349,1421,398,5721,580,046
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)2,293,7941,025,4151,656,419
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)0703,3852,920,957
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)597,845589,5010
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Non-programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits530,804738,29690,952
Staff training000
Staff travel0024,500
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)547,020345,75787,454
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)0083,565
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )0114,500251,124
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)000
Other non-programme expenses000
Total Payments48,197,86238,691,07832,068,952
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Trust [No.E-9150]
2 PAN Number:AACTS9428G
3 12-A [No.HQ-III/12AA(527)/2000-01]
4 80G [No.DIT(E)/80G(5)/1458/2007-2008]
5 FCRA [No.041910243]
6 35AC [No.]
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 Dr. HafeezDalal M/s H Rustom& Co
 Mistry Chambers,1Floor, Near Cama Hotel, Khanpur
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,000628
 5,000 – 10,00019726
 10,000 – 25,00018725
 25,000 – 50,000819
 50,000 – 1,00,000011
 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 – 25,0002
 25,000 – 50,0001
 50,000 – 1,00,0000
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 761151
2 Lowest Paid: INR 72000
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 761151
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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 Dr Darshini Mahadevia
 Female, Chairperson, INR 0.00,
2 Dr Yogendrasinh Jadeja
 Female, Trustee, INR 0.00,
3 Ms ChitraBalakrishnan
 Female, Trustee, INR 0.00,
4 Ms Gazala Paul
 Female, Managing Trustee, INR 761,151.00,
5 Ms Chinmayi Desai
 Female, Trustee, INR 0.00,
6 Dr. BhushanPunani
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Dr Darshini Mahadevia Dean & Urban Planner in School of Planning-CEPT Ahmedabad PHD from JNU New Delhi
2 Dr Yogendrasinh Jadeja Managing Trustee of Arid Technologies
3 Ms ChitraBalakrishnan Advocate and Feminist from Bangalore/ Mumbai .Studied Retributive Justice from Ulster University, Northern Ireland UK .Chevening Scholar-UK
4 Ms Gazala Paul 24 years of experience working in donor agency-Oxfam-Great Britain, Paul Hamlyn Foundation-UK and Samerth. Expertise in Gender and education issues. Master in Social Work and Coexistence and Ethnic conflict from Brandies University-Massachusetts in USA also Chevening Scholars-UK
5 Ms Chinmayi Desai Programme Manager at SAATH Charitable Trust
6 Dr. BhushanPunani Executive Director, Blind People Association – Ahmedabad MBA from IIM Ahmedabad
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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 2016-201721/01/201756
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201712/08/201756
Annual Report for the year 2015-201612/08/201756
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201612/08/201756
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External Reviews
1Mr Chandrakant Shetkar Mumbai for JTT Mumbai
2Gujarat CSR Authority
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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Mr Iqbal Baig
Q-402, Shrinandnagar, Part 2,Vejalpur-
Ahmedabad - 380051,India

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Phone : 91 79 26829004; 91 8905709638
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