Bani Mandir

location: South 24 ParaganasWest Bengal

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Donate a cycle rickshaw for a poor villager as a livelihood option
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Tutorial support for one Secondary / Higher Secondary student for a year
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Provide groceries and medical care for an orphan/needy child
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Aid a poor aged person by providing a month's supply of groceries and medical care
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
General Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
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Our mission is to take up maintenance and up-keep of destitute orphan children and poor school going children,isolated elderly persons and woman empowrment by upgrading their Socio-economic status and controlling water borne diseases.
A few local school teachers took the initiative to set up a platform where they could render help to the poor and most needy persons in distress; thus Bani Mandir was established in 1945 August.
69-year old Somendra Nath Mandal graduated from Calcutta University and is working for the poor since 1965. He became General Secretary in 1973. Almost all the developmental work done by Bani Mandir is in remote villages of West Bengal and through his own efforts. Several expert and financial resources were managed by his personal charisma. Service to the poor and helpless is the service to the nation he believes.
Full time staff :18
Part time staff:0
Contract staff :10
Volunteers: 90
Total Receipts for 2016-2017 is INR 11381321
Total Payments for 2016-2017 is INR 11006964
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
No of rural youth helped for one year/six months computer training programme : 19
No of secondary students who received books: 942
No. of poor students who received tutorial support: 236
No of children below 5 years supported in 4 Creches: 100
No. of elders who got free eye check up: 1136
No. of poor people assisted through Ambulance service : 215
No. of elders provided with Spectacles: 225
No. of children getting sponsorship for health, education, nutrition and family assistance: 1046
No of adolescent girls covered in 1 day health education & counselling : 140
No of poor elderly people covered in medical clinic: 851
No of orphan/needy children who received food & health care support : 1046
No. of elders helped for cataract operation and free spectacles : 123
No of pregnant woman who are supported with nutrition and health checkups: 24
No. of able elders who joined in elders ESHGs and benefited with Saving & Credit scheme : 791
No. of Women empowered through 378 SHGs: 4536
No of poor villagers who received a cycle rickshaw for a livelihood: 11
No of aged persons who are receiving monthly supply of grocery & medical care: 333
Rewards & Recognition
In 2016, NGO was awarded the Award of project ASTITVA by the Helpage India Significant achievement in the services to the elderly persons
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)1,401,0641,822,806984,091
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia3,972,9494,356,2705,040,174
Other donations from Indian individuals01,834,370912,576
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia6,059166,431235,805
Other donations from foreign individuals000
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)332,004270,496339,177
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)4,936,7663,446,2863,402,021
Sale of assets000
Total Receipts11,381,32114,107,27913,274,548
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)000
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries00260,563
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits1,383,3161,016,805675,010
Staff training000
Staff travel12,6899,46410,046
Consultant's fees12,50012,50015,000
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)146,923274,92973,777
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)4,940,4636,876,5805,260,047
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)15,54930,1412,474
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Non-programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits317,400520,000371,400
Staff training000
Staff travel0540
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)32,50067,13732,696
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)015,00025,588
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )20,00015,000150,000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)102,747128,351181,350
Other non-programme expenses355,642421,718613,524
Total Payments11,006,96411,557,21210,896,844
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Society [No.S/13383 of 1973-74]
2 PAN Number:AAAAB3125A
3 12-A [No.T/S-5/W.B-VII of 1983-84]
4 80G [No.DIT(E)1129_ 8E/287/1981-82]
5 FCRA [No.147110070]
6 35AC [No.]
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 Dibakar Gayen & Associates
 Diamond Harbour (Near Water Tank) P.O - Diamond Harbour
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,00081422
 5,000 – 10,00010212
 10,000 – 25,000303
 25,000 – 50,000000
 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 198000
2 Lowest Paid: INR 18000
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 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 Jharna Halder
 Female, Member, INR 47,100.00,
2 Ramendranath Bera
 Male, Member, INR 0.00,
3 Sanchita Bhattacharya
 Female, Member, INR 36,000.00,
4 Somendra Nath Mandal
 Male, General Secretary, INR 0.00,
5 Aloka Mondal
 Female, Member, INR 0.00,
6 Naresh Chandra Mandal
 Male, Treasurer, INR 0.00,
7 Mala Samanta
 Female, Member, INR 0.00,
8 Debkumar Biswas
 Male, Vice-President, INR 0.00,
9 Nimaipada Mondal
 Male, Vice-President, INR 0.00,
10 Asit Kumar Mandal
 Male, President, INR 0.00,
11 Monorama Mondal
 Female, Member, INR 0.00,
12 Partha Sarathi Maji
 Male, Member, INR 123,290.00,
13 Sujit Ranjan Baidya
 Male, Asst. Secretary , INR 61,800.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Jharna Halder 17 years in field level social work and programme management and fund raising at Bani Mandir
2 Ramendranath Bera Mr. Bera is involved in social work from his childhood. He is sacrifice his whole life in social work and involved in Bani Mandir’s social work above 20 years and managing the programmes of Bani Mandir.
3 Sanchita Bhattacharya 10 years involved as a creche worker at Bani Mandir creche centre. She is also involved in social work and managing the porgramme and fund raising at Bani Mandir.
4 Somendra Nath Mandal 44 years as voluntary social worker of Bani Mandir. Trained in NIPCCD, trained in care for old age persons and Project Management from Helpage India. Trained on Health care programme from CINI. Administrative Training from SAHAY and Children International, Financial, Administrative and Material Management from Social Welfare Dept. Govt. of West Bengal.
5 Aloka Mondal 37 years in academia as Head Mistress in a primary school and voluntary social work at Bani Mandir.
6 Naresh Chandra Mandal 23 years. in LIC. Is involved in voluntary social work and financial management and managing the programmes of Bani Mandir.
7 Mala Samanta 12 years in field level social work and management at Bani Mandir. She is involved in I.C.D.S Programme.
8 Debkumar Biswas 22 years Head Master in a High School and involved in voluntary social work at Bani Mandir.
9 Nimaipada Mondal 25 years Assistant Head Master in a High School and involved in voluntary social work, Management and fund raising at Bani Mandir.
10 Asit Kumar Mandal 37 years in ONGC. Manages fund raising and management at Bani Mandir.
11 Monorama Mondal 12 years in field level social work and management at Bani Mandir.
12 Partha Sarathi Maji 9 years hold as a chief Accountant of Bani Mandir and involved in voluntary social work and manages fund raising and programme management at Bani Mandi
13 Sujit Ranjan Baidya 25 years in social work and management at Bani Mandir and assists the General Secretary.
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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 2016-201701/07/20171113
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201701/07/20171113
Annual Report for the year 2015-201601/07/20171113
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201601/07/20171113
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External Reviews
1Haribhakti & Co. LLP
2Credibility Alliance
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 Amiya Mondal life has been dignifiied and peaceful
Amiya Mondal, 72, hailed from village Khordanahala .She stayed with her poor son and his family who could not afford to provide two square meals to his family members. Amiya was mistreated by her son and his family and felt humiliated. Granny Amiya Mondal was selected under Sponsor-a Grand Parent Programme scheme by Bani Mandir. She was provided with food, clothing and health care support. She was consoled and motivated to live in a dignified way with self-respect. Amiya Mondal donated whatever she received from Bani Mandir to her son. Her son realised his mistake caused for their disrespect to their motherr and started showing respect to her. Amiya Mondal regained her lost position in the family. Today, she enjoys a normal dignified life beig a part of the family and the society as well.
 Madhumita Sarder student of Class - XII
Madhumita Sarder D/O of Sri Dipak Sarder aged 17 years residing village – Akhrapunjee, P.O.- Goanara Gobindapur, P.S – Ramnagar, Dist. – South 24 Parganas, Pin – 743368 of West Bengal, Contact 8597968662 passed Madhyamik Examination on 2011. After passing Madhyamik Madhumita took admission in Higher Secondary in Gobindapur K. C. High School (H.S) in Arts stream. Her father earns only around Rs. 1500/- P.M subject to availability of the employment opportunity. So Madhumita could not able to asking her father to provide private tuition for her study. But she couldn’t manage to compile with other co-student in the school due to lack of guidance in education Particularly with the English. So she faced problem on it. Bani Mandir from its General Programme runs education support for rural children of underprivileged families. The coordinator of Education helped Madhumita Sarder providing a support for English tutorials two days in a week against of Rs. 250/- (Rupees Two hundred fifty only) per month. Madhumita felt happy and confirmed that this support for English study helped him to score better result in English at the forth-coming Higher Secondary Final Examination. She is sincere and encouraged to study. She is also happy and inspired. She wishes to carry more better result in the coming H.S Examination.
 The life of Debaki Mondal has changed
Debaki of Khrdanahala village lost her father at an early age. Her mother was managed to support her child by working as a house maid. Debaki studied upto to Grade 3. At this time she lost her mother and was forced to discontinue her studies and look for shelter. Bani Mandir identified Debaki and gave her various benefits like food, medical care and coaching and he also returned to school. She was happy to receive books, stationary, health care and other facilities from Bani Mandir. Bani Mandir does not run a Home or shelter Orphans live with their poor relatives who can not afford to send them to schools for education. Debaki now after completion of her primary standard education has joined High School and now is in Grade 7. She is determined to complete the Higher Secondary Exam so that she can secure a job and become a good citizen of India.
 A cycle changed a life
Ashok Das of village Ashapur, Maheswara, District, South 24 Parganas was a very poor agricultural worker. He has no cultivable land of his own. All his family members worked hard to scratch out a living including his children who could not go to school. In 2006, Bani Mandir enrolled his youngest daughter who was about 5 years old in school. The same year, Ashok was given a cycle rickshaw through the Bani Mandir Income generation programme. Ashok started earning Rs.100 per day. In due course he started trading in Rice and food grains, where all the other members of his family helped. Now the family is better off, all the children are in school and look forward to a bright future.

You can communicate with Bani Mandir at
Rabindranath Bhattacharya
Vill. Khordanahala P.O. Sadhurhat, P.S - Ramnagar-
South 24 Paraganas - 743504,India

Or you can reach Bani Mandir here
Phone : 91 31 74244290
Fax : 91 31 74245707
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