National Association for the Blind, India

location: MumbaiMaharashtra

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To see that visually impaired persons take their rightful place in society, are fully integrated and lead productive life.
1947 is recognized by Indians as a water-shed year for the nation. It was in this year that the country gained independence and could finally decide its own destiny , standing on its own two feet. As if in a parallel development , there was a similar thought process in the mind of Mr. Mangulal J Shah. Mr. Shah was thinking on the lines of helping to raise the education and skills of India's visually challenged persons ( VCP's) ; so high that they would no longer be dependent on others for their self - sufficiency. Thus the history of the National Association for the Blind , India too begins in 1947 itself. This seed- idea whose time had come , was then watered for the first time in Bombay by Mr. B. G. Kher , the then Premier of Bombay Province. Mr. Kher , at the First All India Conference for the Blind , moved a resolution that helped establish NAB , India. From the journey that began on January 19, 1952 , we look back with fondness and awe at the work that has been accomplished by this Organization. We have left no stone unturned in our efforts to reach out and touch not merely those who are visually challenged , but even those who are at the risk of losing their sight. Our efforts have been to ensure that those in our care sooner or later find a path , learn some skills and are rehabilitated sufficiently to be able to fend for themselves in this challenging world. We do not believe our duty ends when we give help ; we train those in our fold in such a manner that they can stand alone , unassisted , through the storms of life.
Professor Bhaskar Y Mehta - President , National Association for the Blind, India. - One of the motivating force in pioneering and promoting various activities in the field of blind welfare by organizing rehabilitation programmes , eye camps , several community based rehabilitation projects , sports and cultural events and integrated education programmes both at district and state level. Overcoming the severe handicap of blindness since childhood he has acquired the degrees of Master of Arts , Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Education , with an excellent academic record. Proficient in Sanskrit , he is the co-author of six sanskrit publications ,prescribed as text books in various Universities of Gujarat. He is the holder of many distinguished positions such as a Member of the Senate of North Gujarat University , District employment Committee for the disabled and the District Blindness Prevention Committee. He is the founder President of the All India Gujarat Blind Teachers Federation , the Vice President of the National Federation of the Blind and the Secretary of the Education Committee, NAB Gujarat State Branch , Ahmedabad , besides being the Vice Chairman of the All Gujarat Cricket Control Board for the Blind. He has actively participated in several National and International Conferences and presented scholarly papers at these Fora. He has been the recipient of many well deserved awards , including the University Grants Commission Fellowship for Post Graduate studies in Sanskrit ( 1973-75) and the International Federation of the Blind Award which he won ,resulting in a tour of Germany in 1974. He is also the winner of several prizes at various Braille Reading Competitions. He was also bestowed with the M P Patel Community Award for social work by the Rotary Club of Kankaria, Ahmedabad in 1991. In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the welfare of the visually handicapped he was awarded The Rustom Merwanji Alpaiwalla Memorial Award during the year 1995. He is also the President of Andhajan Kalyan Trust and the Founder General Secretary of NAB Sabarkantha District Branch, Gujarat , The Chairman of NAB P & N M Rehabilitation Centre for the Blind , Mount Abu , Rajasthan. and Vice President of Blind Welfare Council, Dahod.
Full time staff :87
Part time staff:0
Contract staff :57
Volunteers: 50
Total Receipts for 2016-2017 is INR 103092150
Total Payments for 2016-2017 is INR 123420956
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
Number of new beneficiaries receiving help: 2600
Number of VC benefitted through various training: 640
Number of beneficiaries - individual and Institution: 25143
Number of VC benefitted through concession: 4519
Number of VC benefitted through various machines & Computer Training: 55
Number of VC benefitted through job development: 149
Number of VC benefitted through IE Programme: 980
Number of VC benefitted through Physiotherapy & Accupressure: 28
Number of new VC benefitted through various trainings: 45
Number of VC benefitted through various training: 150
Number of VC benefitted through shelter and training: 72
Number of VC benefitted through legal council: 15
Number of people benefitted though eye spectacles: 1038
Number of VC benefitted through Self & Direct Employment: 68
Number of VC benefitted through Computer & training: 335
Rewards & Recognition
In 2016, NAB Lions Home for the Aging Blind, Khandala was awarded the Late Justice Mr. N L Abhyankar Award by the The Non-Resident Indians' Parent Organisation ( NIPRO) For the yeomen service and contribution to the noble humanitarian cause of ensuring welfare of aging visually impaired men and women
In 2017, NAB India was awarded the National Award by the Central NAB Sir J. Duggan Braille Press
In 2015, NAB India was awarded the CFBP Jamnalal Bajaj Unit Vyavahar Puraskar - Certificate of Merit for the year 2014 by the 27th Council for Fair Business Practices Jamnalal Bajaj Awards Promotion of the code of conduct of Council for Fair Business Practices
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)44,850,70934,101,57546,173,417
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia126,859877,768395,578
Other donations from Indian individuals36,578,26731,656,48333,534,762
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia14,45368,21810,506
Other donations from foreign individuals103,3578,010,000137,871
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)4,445,75119,675,0513,132,675
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)10,710,6328,507,2272,613,362
Sale of assets148,008104,5661,542,912
Total Receipts103,092,150108,778,16489,951,819
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)925,6553,006,7983,220,943
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries20,682,270629,7501,671,516
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits33,606,39230,974,22224,900,894
Staff training000
Staff travel706,090713,1141,012,786
Consultant's fees000
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)6,512,4116,944,5146,754,342
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)16,659,73514,359,03416,260,960
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme11,704,6927,896,32611,309,397
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)8,543,8954,436,2413,763,817
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Non-programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits3,952,2083,858,9002,296,465
Staff training000
Staff travel473,431492,935313,430
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)266,907301,900306,243
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)95,30485,60644,817
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )368,886341,11140,983
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)1,084,9471,061,784383,959
Other non-programme expenses2,477,0982,381,7412,188,840
Total Payments123,420,956100,999,91192,933,301
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Trust [No.E-221(B)]
2 Society [No.3071/54-55]
3 PAN Number:AAATN2303H
4 12-A [No.BMY/INS/N(a)/5/73-74]
5 80G [No.DIT(E)8E/MC/80G/2002/2009-2010]
6 FCRA [No.083780046]
7 35AC [No.No.90/2015/F.NoV.27015/4/2014-SO(Nat.Com.)]
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 M/s Sorab S Engineer & Co.
 902, Raheja Centre, Free Press Journal Marg, Nariman Point
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,000022
 5,000 – 10,000232245
 10,000 – 25,000434588
 25,000 – 50,000211031
 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 – 1,00,0001
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 578400
2 Lowest Paid: INR 70872
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 0
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 Board Expenses
Sr. Detail Amount(INR)
1 International travel558015
2 Domestic travel501435
3 Local conveyance0
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other0
  Total 1059450
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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 Mr. Vimal Kumar Dengla
 Male, Honorary - Secretary , INR 0.00,
2 Mr. Praful Vyas-Andhajan Vikas Mandal
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
3 Mr. Vijay Kajrolkar
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
4 Mr. Gangaram Kaile
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
5 Ms. Poonam Dhillon
 Female, EC Member, INR 0.00,
6 Mr. Lalit Vora - Representative NAB P & NM Rehab Centre for the Blind, Mt Abu
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
7 Mr. Shailendra Jain
 Male, Honorary - Secretary , INR 0.00,
8 Mr. Dinoo V Gandhi
 Male, Honorary- Secretary , INR 0.00,
9 Mr. Arvind Kumar Singh
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
10 Mr. Sant Bali Chaudhary
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
11 Mr. Yusufi Kapadia
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
12 Mr. Satya Kumar Singh
 Male, Honorary Secretary General, INR 0.00,
13 Ms. Varuna Jain
 Female, Hon-Treasurer, INR 0.00,
14 P.J. Mankudi-V.D. Parek Mahila Vikas Gruh
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
15 Mr. Futermal Porwal-Blind Person Association, Gujarat
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
16 Mr. Prafulla Kumar Rout
 Male, Vice - President , INR 0.00,
17 Mr. Darius Nariman - NAB Lions Home for Aging Blind
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
18 Mr. Ketan Kothari-Blind Persons Association
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
19 Mr. Anil Mittal
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
20 Mrs. Swati Thakurdesai
 Female, Honorary Secretary , INR 0.00,
21 Mr. Swagat Thorat
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
22 Prof. Bhaskar Mehta
 Male, President , INR 0.00,
23 Mr. Ramakant Satam
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
24 Dr. Arun Kumar Sharma
 Male, Vice - President , INR 0.00,
25 Mr. Suresh R Iyer
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
26 Mr. Rameshwar Kalantri - President NAB Unit Maharashtra
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
27 Dr. Pramod Kumar Singh
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
28 Mr. Hemant Takle
 Male, Hon. Treasurer, INR 0.00,
29 Mr. Tarak Luhar
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
30 Mr. Salamat Hussain
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
31 Mr. Satish Pathare
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
32 Mr. Hemsingh Yadav - Hon. Gen. Sec of NAB Haryana State Branch
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
33 Mr. Clarence A Gomes
 Male, Vice - President , INR 0.00,
34 Mr. Harinder Kumar Mailk
 Male, Vice President , INR 0.00,
35 Mr. Gopalkrishna Agarwal
 Male, Vice – President, INR 0.00,
36 Mr. Anand A. Athalekar
 Male, Honorary - Secretary , INR 0.00,
37 Mr. C S Parmeshwar
 Male, EC Member, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Mr. Vimal Kumar Dengla B.Com, LLB, B.Ed, M.A – Eco., M.A – History, Ph.D , UGC – NET ,PGPD in special education for VI Principal at the NAB P & NM Rehabilitation Centre for the Blind, Mount Abu since 2003. He has the credit of being the 1st commerce graduate in Kanpur University. – Founder Member of the Daisy Forum of India he was responsible for establishment of 1st Daisy recording studio in Rajasthan
2 Mr. Praful Vyas-Andhajan Vikas Mandal Institutional Member
3 Mr. Vijay Kajrolkar  SSC ( old ) Was employed in NAB
4 Mr. Gangaram Kaile Retired from government Service
5 Ms. Poonam Dhillon Film Actress
6 Mr. Lalit Vora - Representative NAB P & NM Rehab Centre for the Blind, Mt Abu NAB Activity
7 Mr. Shailendra Jain M.Com, LLB - Businessman
8 Mr. Dinoo V Gandhi Non Metric – Social Service – Associated with Blind Welfare activities since last 30 -35 years
9 Mr. Arvind Kumar Singh M.A., B.Ed. – Lecturer in Political Science – Delhi.
10 Mr. Sant Bali Chaudhary Working in technical post in DM office , Gorakhpur, UP since 1999
11 Mr. Yusufi Kapadia M.A., B.Ed., Diploma in Physiotherapy – In 1991 took up job as lecturer in Government Post Basic Training College , Devgadh Baria . In 1993 became Honorary General Secretary of NAB Dahod Panchmahal District Branch.
12 Mr. Satya Kumar Singh Presently employed in bank and also engaged in blind welfare activities
13 Ms. Varuna Jain
14 P.J. Mankudi-V.D. Parek Mahila Vikas Gruh Institutional Member
15 Mr. Futermal Porwal-Blind Person Association, Gujarat Institutional Member
16 Mr. Prafulla Kumar Rout I.A , DSE ( VI ) - Retired headmaster – Bhimbhoi Government School for the Blind , Bhubaneswar- Life Member of Indian Red Cross Society – Odisha State Branch.
17 Mr. Darius Nariman - NAB Lions Home for Aging Blind NAB Activity
18 Mr. Ketan Kothari-Blind Persons Association Institutional Member
19 Mr. Anil Mittal M.A., B.Ed, M.Phil, LLB. Presently in Administrative Service in Rajasthan Government
20 Mrs. Swati Thakurdesai M.A. , B.Ed. ( Spl. ) ( VT). Certificate course in mobility Instruction and Certificate course in Social Work – Worked in NAB since 1992 in different capacities as IE Teacher, Supervisior in IE Programme, Welfare officer in Dept of Womens Empowerment, Lecturer in NAB – TCTVH, Served as resource person in various training programmes in and outside NAB, Also served as examiner at University Level.
21 Mr. Swagat Thorat Diploma in Mechanical Draftsman - Editor & Publisher of “Sparshdnyan” ( Registered Braille fortnightly newspaper in Marathi ) , Editor –in-Chief of Reliance Drishti ( Registered Braille Fortnightly newspaper in hindi )
22 Prof. Bhaskar Mehta Was Lecturer in Arts & Commerce College , Idar.
23 Mr. Ramakant Satam B. Com - Working with BEST as supervisor since 1990
24 Dr. Arun Kumar Sharma A Poet , Physician , Musician , Activist , Painter , Singer. He has written in Hindi, English , Bengali. He is also an amateur photographer.
25 Mr. Suresh R Iyer M.Sc. {In org . Chem }, Diploma in Journalism, certificate in para professional social work & certified financial planner - worked for 9 years with Hindustan Level, 1 year as social worker with FPH, 5 years as employment officer / assistant director NAB, last 15 years as financial planner.
26 Mr. Rameshwar Kalantri - President NAB Unit Maharashtra Institutional Member
27 Dr. Pramod Kumar Singh M.A., D.Phil – Associate Professor at Dr. Shakuntala Mishra National Rehabilitation University , Lucknow
28 Mr. Hemant Takle Businessman and Treasurer - NCP
29 Mr. Tarak Luhar M.A, B.Ed – Associated with BPA, Gujarat – Principal of Adult Training Centre for the Blind , Ahmedabad. Representing Gujarat at the Braille Council of India.
30 Mr. Salamat Hussain PG in Human Rights , M.A. in Political Science with NET, PhD in Human Rights – Working in field on blind welfare. Honorary Secretary in NAB Training Centre, Aligarh
31 Mr. Satish Pathare M.A. in Political Science and M.A. in English Literature – Experience in Blind Welfare and fund raising since last 30 years
32 Mr. Hemsingh Yadav - Hon. Gen. Sec of NAB Haryana State Branch Representative - NAB Haryana State Branch
33 Mr. Clarence A Gomes M.A., - worked for 3 multinational companies before joining NAB as Placement Officer in 1979.- He was able to employ 580 blind persons in offices , factories , government undertaking etc.. Was also appointed as Executive Director of NAB in 2008. – Bagged the Government of Maharashtra State Award for having employed highest number of blind persons in the State.
34 Mr. Harinder Kumar Mailk (10 +2 ) – Presently employed as a receptionist in Establishment branch in Municipal Corporation
35 Mr. Gopalkrishna Agarwal B.Tech ( Mech.) – Working as Honorary Director of Shikshit Yuva Sewa Samiti for last 20 years. This organization is working for disabled persons including visually impaired and has also received the State and National Award as a best institution.
36 Mr. Anand A. Athalekar B.Com, LLB, Assoicated with blind welfare activities.
37 Mr. C S Parmeshwar B.Com, MBA and many Diploma and Certificate Course - 35 years of experience in marketing , public relations and event management. CEO and MD of Paramin Advertising & MD of Paramin Advertising and Marketing Associates
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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 2016-201718/01/20172137
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201718/01/20172137
Annual Report for the year 2015-201629/06/20172037
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201629/06/20172037
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External Reviews
1S. Sahoo & Co – Auditors to Charities Aid Foundation , India
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Staff International Travel
SINameDestination & PurposeGross ExpensesSponsored% SponsoredName of Sponsor Organisation
1 Satya Kumar Singh and Escort Orlando
WBO Conference
2 Dr. Vimal Dengla Saudi Arabia
3 Reena Patil Saudi Arabia
4 Reena Patil Orlando
WBO Conference
5 Pallavi Kadam Orlando
WBO Conference
6 Satya Kumar Singh Saudi Arabia
7 Joaquim Rapose Orlando
WBO Conference
8 Swati Thakurdesai Orlando
WBO Conference
9 Prof. Bhaskar Mehta Saudi Arabia
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