Community Action for Rural Development (CARD)

location: PudukkottaiTamil Nadu

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Sponsor a very poor girl childs secondary school supplies and toiletries for one year
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Help a poor destitute woman by providing two sets of dress and bedding materials
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Sponsor the school supplies and toiletries for a poor child
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
General fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
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To work for the sustained development of poor village people through integrated development activities.
CARD was founded by Mr.P. Vedachalam and Mrs. S.R. Jaya in 1982. The aim of the organisation is to work for the development of poor people of Tamil Nadu. A society by name "Community Action for Rural Development" was formed and registered at Pudukkottai on 14.12.1982.
Mr.P. Vedachalm is the founder and head of the organisation. He is 62 yeas old. He is an advocate and also the Honorary Secretary and Program Director of CARD. He is responsible for the overall management of the organisation.
Full time staff :25
Part time staff:4
Contract staff :0
Volunteers: 3
Total Receipts for 2016-2017 is INR 14375280
Total Payments for 2016-2017 is INR 14057890
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
Number of women provided cows: 150
Number of beneficiaries: 7500
Number of women trained: 40
Number of women trained: 30
Number of children provided support: 72
Number of patients treated : 186
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)4,918,6354,788,2905,190,827
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia125,553341,706221,011
Other donations from Indian individuals10,00092,50020,000
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia69,98429,40432,183
Other donations from foreign individuals000
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)0105,0005,000
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)1,466,428437,00033,000
Sale of assets114,68000
Total Receipts14,375,2807,254,6375,582,021
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)201,500918,6810
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries142,00000
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits1,929,2192,330,7001,774,219
Staff training000
Staff travel118,442106,56037,557
Consultant's fees000
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)512,747418,879209,271
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)1,963,5521,710,092278,290
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 related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits000
Staff training000
Staff travel000
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)022,9900
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)014,1050
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)000
Other non-programme expenses0101,696153,792
Total Payments14,057,8907,254,6375,624,899
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Society [No.53/82]
2 PAN Number:AAATC0237F
3 12-A [No.C.NO.2039(175) /TN.V/93-94]
4 80G [No.C.NO.6162E(72) /2008-09/CIT - I/TRY]
5 FCRA [No.076050002]
6 35AC [No.]
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 Mr.S. Jayaraman Chartered Accountant
 A, Visalakshi Nilayam Marthandapuram
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,00021416
 5,000 – 10,0005510
 10,000 – 25,000123
 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 – 1,00,0000
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 216000
2 Lowest Paid: INR 24400
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 P. Vedachalam
 Male, Secretary, INR 0.00,
2 J. Gayathri Devi
 Female, Treasurer, INR 0.00,
3 R. Subramanian
 Male, Member, INR 111,600.00,
4 Dr V Ramya Maduri
 Female, President, INR 0.00,
5 K. Muthulakshmi
 Female, Member, INR 0.00,
6 A. Murugesan
 Male, Member, INR 0.00,
7 J. Simi Annal
 Female, Member, INR 0.00,
8 Meega Clamont
 Female, Member, INR 0.00,
9 K. Prasanya
 Female, Member, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 P. Vedachalam He is the founder of CARD. He has M.A in Sociology and LL.B from Vekateswara University. He has 38 years of experience in rural development. He is the Program Director since 2012 and responsible for the day to day affairs of the organisation.
2 J. Gayathri Devi She is an M.B.A., M.Phil., M.Com graduate. Worked as a Lecturer. Now, she is managing a CBSE School of her own.
3 R. Subramanian He is retired from Government Service, He is working in CARD for about 10 years.
4 Dr V Ramya Maduri She is a Doctor and supporting the activities of CARD for the last 10 years.
5 K. Muthulakshmi She was working in CARD as Manager for more than 10 years. Now, she is working as a teacher in Government School.
6 A. Murugesan He is from the local village and a volunteer for CARD.
7 J. Simi Annal She is a Teacher working in a Private School
8 Meega Clamont She is working as administrative staff in an Engineering College.
9 K. Prasanya She is a trained Elementary School Teacher.
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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 2016-201710/05/201799
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201710/05/201799
Annual Report for the year 2015-201604/11/201799
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201604/11/201799
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External Reviews
1Department of Social Defence, Govt. of TN
2Department of Social Defence, Govt. of TN
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 Educate a poor child for higher education
Ranjitha, is a girl child, aged 14 years and studying 9th grade in the Government High School at Thirumayam village. She is living at Thiruvanaiapatti village with her mother and a brother. Her father died during her childhood. Her mother is doing coolie work. Her mother suffered very much to meet her educational expenses. Many relatives asked her mother to stop her from school and send her for domestic work in order to meet other family expenses. CARD met Ranjitha and provided her two sets of uniform dresses, two pairs of foot wear, soap, oil, paste, brush, comb, nail cutter and educational aids. She is very happy. Her mother is also very happy. Ranjitha is going to school in uniform very neatly and studying well. The financial burden is reduced. Our support enabled Ranjitha to continue her education.
 Educate a child
Sivakumar, a 11 year old boy, is studying in 6th grade at Government Middle School, Thiruvanaikavanpatti village in Thirunmayam Takuk, Pudukkottai District. His father Muthaiah is an agricultural coolie worker. He has two sons and one daughter. He faced difficulties to educate his children. Sivakumar is the eldest son. Sivakumar was not willing to go to school without uniform and note books. CARD is working at Thiruvanaikavanpatti village school. Sivakumar was given two sets of uniform dresses, two pairs of foot wear, school bag, note books, educational tools, writing materials and toiletries required for one year. The burden of his father was reduced. Sivakumar is very happy. After this support, Sivakumar has been attending the school neatly and regularly. He studies well. The toiletries provided by CARD were very useful for him. His parents were motivated to send Sivakumar for school regularly. He is taking good marks in the examinations.
 Unite a family
Sudha was married to Chandra Sekar of Vedaraniyam about 12 years back. Her husband was working in a advertisement company at Chennai. They lived in Chennai for five years happily. Due to Government regulations, the advertisement business was in crisis and he lost job. He was drinking alcohol and he did not look after the family well. Sudha was not given any money for family expenses. One day, she left her husband with two children and came to Pudukkottai to her sister. After that she came to CARD Home for Women for protection and support. Sudha and her two children were given food and accommodation. Sudha was not having additional dress. She was given two sarees with blouses, two in-skirts, one bed sheet, blanket and a pillow. She stayed in the home for six months. Her husband was called for counseling. Both Sudha and her husband were given counseling by the Counselor. She got back to her husband after six months. Her husband got a new job in Chennai. Sudha is engaged in garland making work and earning Rs.100 per day. Her husband is earning Rs.6000 per month. They are living in a rented house with two children happily.

You can communicate with Community Action for Rural Development (CARD) at
P. Vedachalam
Samathuvapuram, Pulivalam-
Pudukkottai - 622507,India

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Phone : 91 9442339669
Fax : 91 4322 267491
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