Seva Mandir

location: UdaipurRajasthan

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Provide quality education for about 25 rural tribal children for 1 month in Shiksha Kendras of Seva Mandir
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Send upto 20 tribal children to pre-school or day care in Rajasthan for 1 fortnight, when their mothers are busy working
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
General Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
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Seva Mandir’s mission is to make real the idea of society consisting of free and equal citizens who are able to come together and solve the problems that affect them in their particular contexts. The commitment is to work for a paradigm of development and governance that is democratic and polyarchic. Seva Mandir seeks to institutionalise the idea that development and governance is not only to be left to the State and its formal bodies like the legislature and the bureaucracy, but that citizens and their associations should engage separately and jointly with the State. The mission briefly, is to construct the conditions in which citizens of plural backgrounds and perspectives can come together and deliberate on how they can work to benefit and empower the least advantaged in society.
Seva Mandir was established in 1968 by Dr Mohan Sinha Mehta, an educationist and Social Activist from Udaipur in Rajasthan, India. The organization reaches out to around 70,000 households, influencing the lives of approximately 360,000 persons.
Ms. Priyanka Singh is a management graduate from IRMA. She has worked in various programs before becoming its Chief Executive in 2011. She headed our health and education unit and also served as a secretary of Badgaon block. Even though India is getting richer, philanthropic giving in India is still underdeveloped. GiveIndia is playing critical role in developing this Giving.
Full time staff :97
Part time staff:0
Contract staff :191
Volunteers: 72
Total Receipts for 2015-2016 is INR 196141321
Total Payments for 2015-2016 is INR 190904243
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
No. of children enrolled in Shiksha Kendras: 6377
No. of children reached through learning camps: 297
No. of Shiksha Kendras: 172
No. of hamlets reached through immunization camps: 91
No. of pregnant women reached through Traditional Birth Attendants: 6805
No. of Balwadis: 240
No. of children enrolled in Balwadis: 6036
No. of Traditional Birth Attendants: 307
No. of children reached through immunization camps: 5101
No. of neonates & infants reached through Bal Sakhis: 3118
No. of Bal Sakhis: 99
No. of deliveries facilitated by Traditional Birth Attendants: 5674
Rewards & Recognition
In 2016, Seva Mandir was awarded the YES! I am the CHANGE 2015 by the YES Foundation Winner in Not-For-Profit category
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)19,742,78318,977,39618,811,883
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia1,615,9393,739,6561,938,015
Other donations from Indian individuals2,264,9501,215,5612,158,639
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia21,70620,138135,738
Other donations from foreign individuals2,574,1662,724,9742,469,728
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)33,901,24724,057,43910,952,398
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)136,020,530115,319,257104,731,251
Sale of assets000
Total Receipts196,141,321166,054,421141,197,652
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)3,454,548924,6561,259,522
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries000
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits49,748,02746,073,57741,712,223
Staff training19,152,37318,043,35915,406,563
Staff travel7,117,5456,486,8825,735,671
Consultant's fees4,386,8265,368,9714,904,848
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)4,814,7634,445,3433,043,009
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)29,464,04918,051,07219,510,933
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 related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits12,147,71313,495,45813,608,494
Staff training000
Staff travel286,887365,243372,741
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)1,688,6981,525,7421,371,620
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)1,019,809893,292626,535
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )2,060,9191,509,2301,392,891
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)000
Other non-programme expenses5,269,8333,710,8002,639,221
Total Payments190,904,243153,563,523138,199,404
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Society [No.149 of 1967-68]
2 PAN Number:AACTS5435R
3 12-A [No.No.SIB/Sec.12A(a)/CIT.RajII/TRST/3/227]
4 80G [No.AA/Udi/Judicial/2010-11/3586/]
5 FCRA [No.125690002]
6 35AC [No.]
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 D. S. Babel
 101- Saral Plaza, 285-286, M 1 Road, Bhupalpura,Udaipur (Raj.)
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,000000
 5,000 – 10,000211940
 10,000 – 25,00011347160
 25,000 – 50,000351954
 50,000 – 1,00,000516
 Greater than 1,00,000000
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Total annual payments consultants (in INR)Number of consultants
 less than 5,0000
 5,000 – 10,0001
 10,000 – 25,0009
 25,000 – 50,0002
 50,000 – 1,00,0000
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 1020000
2 Lowest Paid: INR 72000
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 1020000
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 Board Expenses
Sr. Detail Amount(INR)
1 International travel0
2 Domestic travel158675
3 Local conveyance0
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other0
  Total 158675
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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 Pamela Philipose
 Female, Trustee-Member, INR 0.00,
2 Janat Shah
 Male, Co-opted Trustee, INR 0.00,
3 Neelima Khetan
 Female, Trustee-Member, INR 0.00,
4 Sunita Nadhamuni
 Female, Co-opted Trustee Member , INR 0.00,
5 Ajay Singh Mehta
 Male, President , INR 0.00,
6 Mohan Singh Kothari
 Male, Trustee-Member , INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Pamela Philipose She is the Director, Women’’s Feature Service. After a Post-graduate Diploma in Journalism for Developing Countries, she joined The Times of India, Bombay, in 1975. Later on worked with the eminent News Dailies like Sunday Observer, Eve’s Weekly and the Indian Express. Ms. Pamela Philipose was awarded the Chameli Devi Jain Award for Outstanding Woman Journalist, in 1999, the Zee Astiva Award for Constructive Journalism, 2007.
2 Janat Shah He is the Director- IIM Udaipur and was also a Professor in IIM Bangalore for 20 years.
3 Neelima Khetan An alumni of IRMA (Institute of Rural Management, Anand), She is the Vice President CSR at Hindustan Zinc Limited. Previously Neelima was the Director – CSR and Sustainability at Coca-Cola India South West Asia. Prior to this position she served as the Chief Executive of Seva Mandir for 12 years. From June 2006 to May 2007, she was also the Acting Director of the Institute of Rural Management. Neelima has served on the Board of IRMA and is presently on the Boards of several other leading and emerging NGOs, research and academic institutions and on several Central and State Government Committees.
4 Sunita Nadhamuni She is the director, Technology at EMC . She has worked for 13 years in the California Bay Area in several companies including Sun Microsystems, Silicon Graphics and Healtheon|WebMD. She has been actively engaged in the development sector for the past 20 years in US and India. She was founding chief executive of Araghyam, a grant making organization.
5 Ajay Singh Mehta He is the President- Board of Trustees of Seva Mandir. He has served as the Chief Executive of Seva Mandir from 1990 – 1999. Mr. Mehta was the Executive Director, National Foundation for India (NFI) from July 2001 – June 2011. He also held office as General Secretary, AVARD (Association of Voluntary Agencies for Rural Development) from January 2000 – July 2001. He was also a member of State Planning Board, Gov of Rajasthan.
6 Mohan Singh Kothari He is an Engineer born in Udaipur with graduation from The University of Texas, U.S.A (B.S.) and Louisiana State University, U.S.A.(M.S.). He is credited with technical development as a scientist & Head of the Engineering & Designs of National Institutions of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), India.
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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 2016-201719/05/201647
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201719/05/201647
Annual Report for the year 2015-201619/05/201647
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201619/05/201647
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Staff International Travel
SINameDestination & PurposeGross ExpensesSponsored% SponsoredName of Sponsor Organisation
1 Himanshu Shekhar Jakarta, Indonesia
For Youth Program Water, Sanitation & cities 2015
 INR 0.00 1 100% Ministry of Public Work and Housing, Republic of Indonesia
2 Priyanka Singh United Kingdom
For meeting with funders and to attend Friends of Seva Mandir event
 INR 160454.00 0 0% Seva Mandir
3 Himanshu Shekhar Andong, South Korea
For youth 4 Asia Solutions Search for Health & Hygiene
 INR 0.00 1 100% Asian Development Bank
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 Children of Jamun love reading
Village Jamun has 1 Government middle school whose teacher's attendance records were poor. In 2004 Seva Mandir discovered there were 37 children out of school. As well, many of the children were discouraged to go to school because of the distance from home. The children would go to the jungle for cattle grazing. The village, concerned about the situation, wanted to send their children to school. With help of Seva Mandir, Jamun set up a rural school as an alternative towards the end of 2004. The village youth went to every house to encourage parents to send their children to the school. It took them 5 months to enroll out of school children. The community appointed Kamal Lal from Jamun as teacher. The children and Kamal Lal laboriously work on Hindi and Mathematics. At the Jamun center all the children are now able to read having read many stories over the past few years. Seva Mandir is running 205 rural schools which reach 5000 children every year. After graduating from these schools the children go to Government schools for higher studies often outperforming children in Govt. schools. Rural schools have encouraged the parents to send their kids to school.
 Indira can walk now
Indira, a 2 year old from Kesarpura village was not able to walk. Part of the reason was her poor health. She would sit in one place all day long. Her mother was quite worried about her situation. Manisha, (Sanchalika/teacher) spoke with her mother and encouraged her to send Indira to the Balwadi regularly. Seva Mandir helps villages run balwadis for children to stay while their parents are working. It is a safe, secure and nurturing environment for children (1-5 years). They are provided with nutritional, health, and learning inputs. Sanchalika is the woman from the village itself. Today Indira walks and sings poems with other children. Her mother is really happy with the progress her child has made. With 200 Balwadis 2208 boys and 2302 girls are benefiting from Seva Mandir centres. Parents attend the bi-monthly meetings to learn about the progress their children make. They discuss their responsibilities in looking after their children and supporting the centres.

You can communicate with Seva Mandir at
Atul Lekhra
Seva Mandir, Old Fatehpura-
Udaipur - 313004,India

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Phone : 91 294 2450960
Fax : 91 294 2450947
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