Society Of Friends Of The Sassoon Hospitals

location: PuneMaharashtra

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Support the living expenses of an orphan child - Single donation
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
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To serve the cause of children who are deprived of the basic needs which support child. To serve families in times of medical and socio-economic crisis. To work towards social and economic reform in order to support the dignity of every child and ind
SOFOSH is a non government charitable organisation established in 1964 to supplement the efforts of the Sassoon General Hospitals, Pune by offering a wide range of patient welfare services. SOFOSH renders services to the economically underprivileged patients of the Sassoon General Hospitals. It has also been running a government recognised and licensed Child Care Centre " Shreevatsa" since 1973,which provides care and rehabilitation services to the institutionalised children.All efforts are made to rehabilitate these children through the well established adoption programme. The TARA- SOFOSH Dhadphale centre was established in 2008, which provides care and shelter for the mentally /physically challenged and orphan children.All efforts are made to provide shelter, care, educational and medical aid to these children to facilitate their growth and development.
Mrs. Sharmila Sayed is the Administrative In charge of SOFOSH since the year 2014.She is working with SOFOSH for more than 20 years and has handled various responsibilities in the organisation. She has done M.S.W. (Master of Social Work) from Bharati Vidyapeeth with specialisation in "Family and Child welfare".She has represented SOFOSH on various platforms in the field of social work.Her expertise are in-country and inter-country adoption, handling legal and labour related matters and handling matters related to other Govt Organisations, NGO, government authorities, police authorities etc.
Full time staff :105
Part time staff:0
Contract staff :0
Volunteers: 60
Total Receipts for 2016-2017 is INR 53748505
Total Payments for 2016-2017 is INR 43470064
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
Number of patients treated/helped: 5562
Number of children sheltered and cared: 39
Number of children sheltered and cared: 154
Rewards & Recognition
In 2016, SOFOSH was awarded the SOFOSH by the Mukesh Pratisthan Charitable Trust Social Work
In 2016, 11 Staff members of SOFOSH was awarded the SOFOSH by the Ninad Pariwar,Pune Care given to orphaned children
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)10,740,46213,350,81111,340,790
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia1,111,3361,147,1631,004,928
Other donations from Indian individuals31,156,27020,486,58936,026,986
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia242,293210,835365,892
Other donations from foreign individuals5,480,1835,345,2094,288,284
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)000
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)4,951,8315,138,3312,877,253
Sale of assets000
Total Receipts53,748,50545,790,08355,960,583
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)314,190125,780407,237
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries3,681,1014,008,2202,901,093
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits16,520,3615,146,87413,476,432
Staff training000
Staff travel000
Consultant's fees2,390,10012,152,5641,984,530
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)2,147,1461,595,0251,792,465
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)5,457,9415,109,7253,309,969
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)1,974,9922,070,9062,237,187
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Non-programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits1,829,3061,895,087712,670
Staff training000
Staff travel000
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)110,979274,332600,391
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)00112,360
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )339,040234,308243,796
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)201,623219,364255,983
Other non-programme expenses588,307127,0851,299,058
Total Payments43,470,06439,896,99536,577,945
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Trust [No.Mah/447/Poona]
2 Society [No.MAH/447/POONA]
3 PAN Number:AAATT1387P
4 12-A [No.PN/CIT-IV/Tech/12A(a)/280/2008-09]
5 80G [No.PN/CIT-IV/Tech/80G/60/08-09]
6 FCRA [No.083930048]
7 35AC [No.461(E)]
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 M/s. V. A. Dudhedia& Co.
 1249/50 GoodluckChowk Deccan Gymkhana
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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 – 10,00001818
 10,000 – 25,00018485
 25,000 – 50,000022
 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 – 25,0001
 25,000 – 50,0003
 50,000 – 1,00,0004
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 442368
2 Lowest Paid: INR 38250
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 442368
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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 Shyam Mehendale
 Male, Chairperson, INR 0.00,
2 Dr. Mrs Kavita Kareer
 Female, Vice-Chairperson, INR 0.00,
3 Nirmala Lahoti
 Female, Vice- Chairperson, INR 0.00,
4 Arvind Herlekar
 Male, Secretary, INR 0.00,
5 Ravindra Sudame
 Male, managing commitee member, INR 0.00,
6 Nivedita Gogte
 Female, Joint Secretary, INR 0.00,
7 Sachin Abhyankar
 Male, Treasurer, INR 0.00,
8 Vibha Bokey
 Female, managing commitee member, INR 0.00,
9 Vikas Kakatkar
 Male, managing commitee member, INR 0.00,
10 Adv Jayant Shaligram
 Male, managing commitee member, INR 0.00,
11 Amala Phatak
 Female, managing commitee member, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Shyam Mehendale Mr. Mehendale has been in business of logistics since 1982.
2 Dr. Mrs Kavita Kareer Dr. Kareer is currently working as an Consultant (Emotional intelligence) Counselor; Interior Designer and Design consultant.
3 Nirmala Lahoti No business activity.
4 Arvind Herlekar No business activity.
5 Ravindra Sudame  No business activity.
6 Nivedita Gogte Business of manufacturing of automotive components and Diesel Engine
7 Sachin Abhyankar SachinAbhyankar is a partner of the firm “True Colours.
8 Vibha Bokey Currently involved as an interior designer in VIVAA Corporation as a Partner and Vice –President Akemi Business School.
9 Vikas Kakatkar Since 1982 self occupied as Promoters & Builders for Residential and Commercial Buildings. Presently holding responsibility as a Vice-chairman of Deccan Education Society, Pune.
10 Adv Jayant Shaligram Senior Advocate practicing in employment laws more than 30 years.
11 Amala Phatak Partner in SPG Investments.
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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 2016-201702/02/2017911
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201729/06/2017711
Annual Report for the year 2015-201614/10/2017711
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201614/10/2017711
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External Reviews
1Dept of Women and child development, Maharashtra state
2Honourable District Judge, Pune
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 Secured home for abandoned children
When Omkar came to Shreevatsa in Oct 2009, he was 11 days old weighing a meager 2.5kg. After a series of medical investigations it was found that he had TGA(Transposition of Great Arteries), VSD(Ventricular Septal Defect), PDA (Patent Ductus Arterious) and Juxtaposed RAA (Right Atrial Appendage). His case was declared as high risk case for the surgical repair. An Artial switch surgery was recommended for him. After thorough medical investigation it was recommended that the mentioned surgeries are necessary for his survival. SOFOSH initiated discussions with Narayan Hrudayalaya Hospital and doctors told that he has to weigh min. 5kg to undergo surgery. With special efforts his progress with proper nutritional care on 13th July he was taken to Bangalore and operated on 20th July for Left modified Blalock Taussig Shunt using 5mm Goretex Graft. After surgery he is recuperating at Shreevatsa premises where special care is given showing positive responses which is helping him live his life with ease. This surgery is a stepping stone for him to lead a normal life. SOFOSH is looking for a family for his adoption where he will get an individual attention and medical care. Like any regular child Omkar too has a right to have loving parents and his own protective home.

You can communicate with Society Of Friends Of The Sassoon Hospitals at
Sharmila Sayed/ Shubhangi Abhyankar
Room No.87, Sassoon General Hospitals-
Pune - 411001,India

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Phone : 91 20 26124660, 91 20 26120762
Fax : 91 20 26128219
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