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Association for Social and Health Advancement (ASHA)
Estd: 1998
Used for Beneficiaries: 88%
Address : BE-135, Sector I, Salt Lake City, Kolkata 700064. West Bengal
Email :
Web-site :
Telephone : +91 033 23595475
Donor Contact : Dr. Rajat Kumar Das / +91 9433016011 /
Financial Score
Rs, Y/E March 31
Income & Expenditure Statement201320142015
Income From
Government Sources001,113,305
Institutional Sources1,071,0584,319,0041,198,717
Foreign Sources3,527,7314,512,9873,087,277
Other Income7,2124,1637,962
Total Income (A)6,067,4429,255,5025,899,703
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities4,359,9614,731,7363,671,848
Programme Staff Cost3,884,4623,344,6872,127,106
Travel Expenses227,852225,310345,306
Direct Programme Expenses8,472,2758,301,7336,144,260
Fund Raising Expenses000
General Staff Cost43,34308,542
Overhead Expenses146,982817,932714,116
Other Expenses/Transfer011,328106,254
Total Expenditure (B)8,662,6009,130,9936,973,172
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)-2,595,157124,509-1,073,469
Balance Sheet201320142015
Fixed Assets922,188908,588908,588
Current Assets (excl. Cash)3,095,4413,465,3473,509,733
Cash/Bank 4,220,0453,935,9282,818,495
Accumulated Deficits000
Total Assets8,237,6758,309,8637,236,815
Corpus / Share Capital000
General Funds8,178,4558,290,9637,217,495
Earmarked Funds000
Current Liabilities59,22018,90019,320
Total Liabilities8,237,6758,309,8637,236,815
Other Details201320142015
Direct Beneficiaries (Nos)4,552N.A.N.A.
Indirect Beneficiaries (Nos)97,644N.A.N.A.
Cost Per Direct Beneficiary (Rs) - Avg. 1,903N.A.N.A.
Number of Staff121316
Highest Salary (Rs p.a.)204,000204,000216,000
Lowest Salary (Rs p.a.)48,00060,00072,000
Regd. under : The West Bengal Societies Registration Act, 1998
Auditor : D Mukhopadhyay & Co
Bankers : United Bank of India
Standard Chartered Bank

Donor tax benefits : 80G 50%
Eligible for foreign donations : Yes

Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee:
Dr. Rajat Kumar Das, President Dr. Sebanti Ghosh, Secretary
Mr. Uday Sankar Adhikari, Treasurer Ms. Debjani Chatterjee, Member
Dr. Ruma Roy, Member Mr. Dhiresh Chandra Biswas, Member
Mr. M. G. Sarkar, Member

Source : Audit Report 2015

Financial Note : 1) Upto FY14, the NGO has not provided the breakup of Local Grants/Donations received, hence the same is shown under Institutional Sources. 2) Foreign Sources mainly include grants from Action Aid Association for Children and Women Rights program. 3) Sales/Fees in FY13 include Consultancy fees received. 4) Refund of grants shown under Other Expenses/Transfers.

NGO Profile :
Association for Social and Health Advancement (ASHA) works to improve the socio-economic and health status of disadvantaged communities in rural and urban areas by carrying out capacity building interventions in the socio-economic and health sectors. ASHA undertakes long-term development projects for women and children in tribal and minority dominated areas of West Bengal.

Their main programs are:

  • Women Empowerment: ASHA works with household based informal women beedi workers across 40 villages in Murshidabad district to improve their quality of life and social position. At sub divisional level, Beedi Workers Alliances, with around 1,100 members, are currently functioning to assert their rights and improve their living and working conditions. Through Asha’s intervention, 1,522 women have received different benefits under Beedi Worker Welfare Fund (BWWF), 600 women have got access to health services free of cost and 802 children of women beedi workers have received education scholarship under the BWWF in FY15. There has also been a marked reduction in child marriage rates.
  • SABLA Scheme training: As directed by the Directorate of Social Welfare, Government of West Bengal, ASHA provided training to adolescent girls across 68 Gram Panchayats of Malda district on adolescent reproductive and sexual health, nutrition, life-skill education and roles and responsibilities of adolescent girls. 4,525 girls benefitted from the training in FY15.
  • Community Health Project: ASHA implements community health projects in 8 districts of West Bengal to build capacity of 18 NGOs for improving their understanding on primary health care and designing & implementing sustainable interventions based on local specific health needs. These project improve management practices among most of the partner NGOs and increase their skills to undertake situational assessment and baseline data collection.
  • Community Development: ASHA assists Praxair India in carrying out their CSR activities in Paradeep, Orissa. The company’s financial aid enabled to strengthen the infrastructure of Nimdih Primary School and also distribute school bags to the enrolled students. Arrangements are made for computer learning, drinking water, and sanitation facilities with a separate toilet and urinal for girls, all of which has helped in enhancing attraction of the children and their parents for school attendance.