Astha Sansthan
Estd: 1986
Used for Beneficiaries: 97%
Address : 39, Kharol Colony, Old Fatehpura, Udaipur 313004. Rajasthan
Email :
Web-site :
Telephone : +91 91-2942451348
Donor Contact : Mr Bhanwar Singh / 9414166348 /
Financial Score
Rs, Y/E March 31
Income & Expenditure Statement201320142015
Income From
Government Sources1,546,1231,254,4732,659,195
Institutional Sources5,039,3873,821,2024,340,861
Foreign Sources26,364,53630,211,17630,026,498
Other Income200,8407270
Total Income (A)38,966,21441,315,07343,754,158
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities22,505,03322,619,53122,986,239
Programme Staff Cost12,430,58817,027,61216,570,389
Travel Expenses895,5781,121,4461,436,462
Direct Programme Expenses35,831,19940,768,58940,993,090
Fund Raising Expenses000
General Staff Cost000
Overhead Expenses746,119181,170377,508
Other Expenses/Transfer00331,644
Total Expenditure (B)36,957,41241,383,84642,117,535
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)2,008,802-68,7731,636,623
Balance Sheet201320142015
Fixed Assets7,762,2318,934,3219,149,904
Current Assets (excl. Cash)3,782,8522,983,4164,586,857
Cash/Bank 5,873,1883,402,2243,895,316
Accumulated Deficits000
Total Assets56,842,80660,828,90257,653,823
Corpus / Share Capital000
General Funds31,379,95431,311,18032,947,803
Earmarked Funds16,048,76416,949,82614,957,635
Current Liabilities9,414,08812,567,8959,748,384
Total Liabilities56,842,80660,828,90257,653,823
Other Details201320142015
Direct Beneficiaries (Nos)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Indirect Beneficiaries (Nos)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Cost Per Direct Beneficiary (Rs)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Number of StaffN.A.N.A.53
Highest Salary (Rs p.a.)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Lowest Salary (Rs p.a.)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Regd. under : The Societies Registration Act, 1860
Auditor : V.C. Vyas & Associates
Bankers : Union Bank of India

Donor tax benefits :
Eligible for foreign donations : Yes

Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee:
Sh. B.L. Mantri, President Sh. Ashwani Paliwal, Secretary
Sh. Bhanwar Singh Chadana, Member Dr. Ginny Shrivastava, Member
Smt. Shiraz Bulsara, Member Ms. Suneeta Dhar, Member
Sh. M.D. Mistry, Member Sh. R.D. Vyas, Member
Sh. Nand Lal Pande, Member Sh. Abdul Rashid, Member
Sh. Avdhesh Kaushal, Member Ms. Madhu Sarin, Member
Ms. Sofia Khan, Member

Source : Audit Report 2015

Financial Note : 1) Sales/Fees include Administrative/Consultancy receipts. 2) The Programme Staff Cost and Travel Expenses are as reported in the Receipts & Payments Account since breakup of the same is not available in the Income & Expenditure Statement. 3) Receivables written off and Loss on sale of assets shown under Other Expenses/Transfers in FY15.

NGO Profile :
Astha Sansthan was established with an objective to help people organise and expand their capacities and equip them to fight the struggle and overcome various deprivations in life. It is working mainly with the poor, tribal, marginalised, women and identifies people who are living under economic marginalisation, feudal traditions, gender stereotypes and inequalities.

Main programs are:

Single Women’s Rights Resource Unit (SWRRU): Astha works with Single Women to unlock their own strengths and helps them realize their potential through organization and awareness. The team provides training, confidence and makes them aware of their rights. Widows benefit by receiving pension, getting possession of their land/property and obtaining waiver of fees for their kids in government schools. Ekal Nari Shakti Sanghtan (ENSS), a mass-membership based organization of low-income widows has evolved as a structure that allows for its Single Women Members to work together to solve their problems. ENSS has established its presence in all 33 districts of Rajasthan, with 50,752 life members in 125 blocks.

Tribal Rights Resource Unit:  In association with Rajasthan Tribal Rights Forum, this unit struggles for rights and challenges encountered by tribals and efforts are made for amendment in existing laws, rules, policies, schemes of the government. They also work with the Panchayat Extension to Scheduled Areas (PESA) Act which gives recognition to traditional customs, practices and systems prevalent in tribal villages.

The Livelihood Resource Unit organizes workshops on training site supervisors on group based measurement of work done so that people can get wages in accordance with the amount of work completed. They are also involved in lobbying and advocacy for food security, maternity benefits implementation of other provisions of National Food Security Act (NFSA) at Chief Security Level.

Budget Analysis Rajasthan Centre (BARC) was setup to analyse the state government budget and examine policies. Main activities of BARC is collecting resources and creating budgetary information for NGOs, POs, media and civil society.

The Local Self Governance Unit is involved in efforts and interventions to improve self-governance and strengthen the position of women representatives in local governance thereby creating ample socio-political space for women in society.

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