Mahila Dakshata Samiti

location: BangaloreKarnataka

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
One semester or term fee for a deserving, poor girl in an engineering or medical college
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Help us run our Family Counselling Centre by contributing to a fund to support costs
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Help buy medicines for poor patients at our Primary Health Centre at a village by contributing to a fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Reimburse a scholarship for a girl in high school or college 
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Help rehabilitate women in distress at a Short Stay Home by part sponsoring 1-day costs
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
General Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
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To fight atrocities against women and children within and outside the home. Equality for all women, an equal participation in all walks of life through education, empowerment, employment and health care
MDS was established in Delhi to combat dowry deaths. MDS KC was established to fight atrocities against women—dowry deaths, female foeticide, domestic violence, sexual abuse, rape, etc.
Smt. Saranya S. Hegde established the Mahila Dakshata Samiti in Bangalore in 1992. She was always interested in the uplift of women. Their home in Mangalore was an open house for all who needed any sort of help. While her husband was posted in Bombay she was actively involved in the social service wing of the Bunts’ Sangha. There she was instrumental in starting schemes such as counseling of abused women and scholarships for poor girls.She says, You die only once. So why be afraid. Go forth bravely and fight the injustices and atrocities in our society.
Full time staff :22
Part time staff:4
Contract staff :0
Volunteers: 19
Total Receipts for 2015-2016 is INR 8632384
Total Payments for 2015-2016 is INR 7361135
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
No. of girls provided scholarships for college: 75
No. of patients provided free consultation and medicines: 1028
No. of women provided shelter at our Short Stay Home: 36
No. of families provided counselling at our Family Counselling Centre: 72
Rewards & Recognition
In 2015, President Mahila Dakshata Samiti was awarded the Saranya S Hegde by the Synergia Foundation in association with the Government of Karnataka Exemplary Contribution in the field of Social Service
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)1,599,200788,188298,650
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia957,999547,198235,700
Other donations from Indian individuals2,899,9233,843,4682,023,936
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia61,243101,80976,027
Other donations from foreign individuals341,243143,320371,405
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)2,772,7761,087,057736,538
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)029,4150
Sale of assets0775,0000
Total Receipts8,632,3847,375,4554,064,329
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)194,5077,389365,697
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries099,1503,319,386
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits1,718,8561,447,7701,273,250
Staff training000
Staff travel224,411258,353208,916
Consultant's fees000
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)047,305159,563
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)1,207,8541,031,348847,656
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)1,214,9101,221,6340
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Non-programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits000
Staff training000
Staff travel000
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)0053,627
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)255,55282,97278,410
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)001,351,767
Other non-programme expenses8,5706,3983,530
Total Payments7,361,1355,916,4388,773,177
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Society [No.519-2000-2001]
2 PAN Number:AAATM9465B
3 12-A [No.Trust/718/10A/Vol II/M528/2000-1/CIT-II]
4 80G [No.DIT/(E)BLR/80G/115/ITO (E)-2/VOL 2008-09]
5 FCRA [No.94420898]
6 35AC [No.]
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 Ashraf, Sharmila and Associates
 No. 24, R K Terminus, 3rdFloor,7th Bellary Road, International Airport Road, Ganganagar
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,00001414
 5,000 – 10,000134
 10,000 – 25,000167
 25,000 – 50,000011
 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 360000
2 Lowest Paid: INR 9000
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 Ponnamma Pemmaiah
 Female, Secretary, INR 0.00,
2 Usha Nanaiah
 Female, Committtee member, INR 0.00,
3 Parvathi Hegde
 Female, Committee Member, INR 0.00,
4 Sheela Hegde
 Female, Committee Member, INR 0.00,
5 Vanaja Rao
 Female, Vice President, INR 0.00,
6 Amita Kini
 Female, Committee Member, INR 0.00,
7 Kaveri Bheemaiah
 Female, Committee Member, INR 0.00,
8 Vedavathy Shetty
 Female, Committee Member, INR 0.00,
9 Hemalatha V Shetty
 Female, Committee Member, INR 0.00,
10 Usha Kamath
 Female, Vice President, INR 0.00,
11 Lalitha K S
 Female, Committee Member, INR 0.00,
12 Dr.Shobha Baliga
 Female, Committee Member, INR 0.00,
13 Alka Murdeshwar
 Female, Secretary, INR 0.00,
14 Saranya S Hegde
 Female, President, INR 0.00,
15 Jyothi Bhandary
 Female, General Secretary, INR 0.00,
16 Damayanthi Ravikumar
 Female, Committee Member, INR 0.00,
17 Sudha L
 Female, Treasurer, INR 0.00,
18 Snehalata K.S.
 Female, Committee Member, INR 0.00,
19 Shalini Shenoi
 Female, Vice-President, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Ponnamma Pemmaiah Housewife, Social worker
2 Usha Nanaiah Counselor ,Social worker
3 Parvathi Hegde Social worker
4 Sheela Hegde Housewife ,social worker
5 Vanaja Rao Ex Bank Employee, Social worker
6 Amita Kini Ex Bank Employee
7 Kaveri Bheemaiah Ex Bank Employee
8 Vedavathy Shetty Housewife, social worker
9 Hemalatha V Shetty Social worker
10 Usha Kamath Social worker
11 Lalitha K S Housewife, ex BSNL employee
12 Dr.Shobha Baliga Doctor
13 Alka Murdeshwar Housewife, Social worker
14 Saranya S Hegde Social worker
15 Jyothi Bhandary Education, Social worker
16 Damayanthi Ravikumar Housewife, Social worker
17 Sudha L Ex Bank Employee
18 Snehalata K.S. Ex Bank Employee
19 Shalini Shenoi Housewife, Social worker
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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 2016-201707/05/20161419
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201707/05/20161419
Annual Report for the year 2015-201604/08/20161819
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201604/08/20161819
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External Reviews
1Karnataka State Social Welfare Board
2Karnataka State Social Welfare Board
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 Making dreams come true - to become a professional
Archana is the daughter of a family which earns less than Rs. 4000 a month. She secured 98% in her Grade 10 exam and 95% average at the II PUC exam. Her high marks helped her secure a seat in an engineering college. However the annual expenditure that the family would have to incur was beyond their financial capacity Archana replied to our advertisement inviting applications for financial aid for further studies. Her application was scrutinized and MDS staff were sent to check genuineness. She is studying in PES Institute and doing very well with a grade point average of 9.0/10. She has reached her final year of Engineering (4th Year-2010-11) and her dream of a better life for herself and her family through higher education is on the verge of coming true.
 Making dreams come true
Priyanka P. R. secured 87% in her class 10 exam. Her father is no more. Her mother is a primary school teacher who was earning Rs. 4000 a month. She found it very difficult to raise enough money to send her daughter to college. She saw our advertisement and applied for aid. The child got admission in the Sri. Jaya Chamarajendra government polytechnic, for diploma in engineering. We gave her scholarship for all the 3 years. She has fared brilliantly in all her exams, 1st semester 73%, 2nd semester 84%, 3rd semester 87% 4th semester 89 % 5th semester 91% and 6th semester 87%. She has now applied for upgrading to BE degree. In her letter this year applying for scholarship for degree in engineering she says the following. She says, “Firstly I would like to thank you for supporting me for the past 3 years and making it possible for me to complete my diploma with good results. Thank you so much.”
 All is well that ends well
This is a case of Sushma who is 18 years old who was referred to us by Vanitha Sahayavani. She was orphaned at a very young age and was brought up by the lady of house where her mother worked. Three years back she was brought to Bangalore and left at that lady’s daughter house as the old lady was unable to look after her. She used to do all the work and found the load too heavy for her. She was ultimately brought to Vanitha Sahayavani who referred her to us. We provided her with shelter and looked after all her basic needs. Since she has no educational background, we trained her in cookery, embroidery, tailoring. She lived with us for four months. In the meanwhile we got a proposal from Mr. Vinay Kumar, a Team leader in a software company, he too was an orphan and was looking for a life partner. He agreed to marry Sushma, our senior counselor collected all the requisite data regarding the family, background and profession. Once satisfied, she discussed it with the President and committee members. On 18th September 2015 we got her engaged to Mr. Vinay Kumar and on 25th October 2015 we got her married at Durgaparameshwari temple in Vidyaranyapura. All the members voluntarily contributed generously to the marriage. Today she is happily married and settled in life. She is living in two-bedroom house in Tavarekere. Every month both husband and wife visit us, we too make periodic calls to enquire about her welfare. He is also trying to educate her. All is well that ends well.
This is the story of Chandramma a resident of Hadonahalli. She was just 35 years old when she came to us. Both her legs were swollen and she could barely walk. Her skin too and both the legs had become dry and scaly. She did not know why this was happening A thorough check up was done by her attending doctors. They decided to get a random blood sugar done. Today surprise, they found that the blood sample reading was 463. The doctors immediately started treating her for diabetes. Requisite medicines were given to her and she was asked to come regularly for her check-up. This is a eye opener both for the doctors and our members that walked people who were unaware of disease like diabetes and the hazards that it can create if untreated. Awareness camps are now regularly being conducted by us to make people aware of their symptoms of different diseases and the measure they should take to prevent such illness. Chandramma has been coming regularly for her treatment. Today she is fit and fine. She is happy that she came to us and took treatment.
 Distraught Wife and Mother
This is the story of Sharada who was referred to us by the management of the school in R T Nagar. She and her children were subjected to physical and mental abuse day in and day out at the hands of her husband who was the chronic alcoholic. They had a catering business and assets of their own, which they lost all due to his drinking habits. They distraught, she came to us with her daughters and they had no place to go. Overnight they seemed to have been reduced to a state of cenury. We immediately provided them with shelter and looked up to their basic needs. Both the educational needs of her daughters were been taken care of by us. As she was a good cook, we managed to get her job in a couple of households close to our organization. After repeated counseling session her husband agreed to go for de-addiction. Today she is employed as a head cook in a catering project. She and her daughters are now independently settled. They have moved out and are living in a rented place close to our organization.

You can communicate with Mahila Dakshata Samiti at
Jyothi Bhandary
No. 66/A AECS Layout, Sanjaynagar Main Road, RMV 2nd Stage-
Bangalore - 560094,India

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Phone : 91 80 23512543
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