Special School
Estd: 1985
Used for Beneficiaries: 85%
Address : 98N, Block E, New Alipore, Kolkata 700053. West Bengal
Email :
Web-site :
Telephone : +91 33 23969510; +91 33 23995688
Donor Contact : Ms. Iona Kundu / +91 9831004412 /
Financial Score
Rs, Y/E March 31
Income & Expenditure Statement201420152016
Income From
Government Sources164,244732,472692,996
Institutional Sources1,226,8751,904,780981,900
Foreign Sources94,4941,050,847125,438
Other Income8,125179,2100
Total Income (A)3,978,0726,881,8104,909,058
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities1,545,6281,825,5781,616,793
Programme Staff Cost1,050,0672,368,1832,474,367
Travel Expenses202,686266,513233,655
Direct Programme Expenses2,798,3814,460,2744,324,815
Fund Raising Expenses000
General Staff Cost363,59865,98060,976
Overhead Expenses410,475833,272524,813
Other Expenses/Transfer01,534,2050
Total Expenditure (B)3,872,0197,104,6385,069,976
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)106,053-222,828-160,918
Balance Sheet201420152016
Fixed Assets6,287,20314,619,14119,999,124
Current Assets (excl. Cash)027,23367,491
Cash/Bank 5,539,0863,161,2352,427,995
Accumulated Deficits00541,598
Total Assets22,627,51728,875,00033,767,401
Corpus / Share Capital6,917,1127,341,6177,341,617
General Funds1,208,4383,334,8084,456,247
Earmarked Funds14,402,75617,693,20820,876,818
Current Liabilities99,211505,3681,092,719
Total Liabilities22,627,51728,875,00033,767,401
Other Details201420152016
Direct Beneficiaries (Nos)838485
Indirect Beneficiaries (Nos)450500500
Cost Per Direct Beneficiary (Rs) - Actual47,92963,13157,772
Number of Staff293029
Highest Salary (Rs p.a.)227,268234,468234,468
Lowest Salary (Rs p.a.)18,00024,00030,000
Regd. under : West Bengal Societies Registration Act, 1961
Auditor : Roy & Bagchi
Bankers : State Bank of India
Bank of India

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

Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee:
Ms. Iona Kundu, Chairperson Ms. Sushmita Nag, General Secretary
Mr. Rathindra N. Sadhya, Jt. Secretary Mr. S. N. Mukherjee, Hon. Treasurer
Mr. Shyama Pada Bera, Asst. Treasurer Mr. Madhav Prakash Mohta, Member
Mr. Prasad Sen, Member Ms. Seema Sanon, Member

Source : Audit Report 2016

Financial Note : 1) Income from Institutional sources mainly includes grants received from Jan Vikas Samiti and Concern India Foundation. 2) Sales/Fees include newspaper bag & packet sales, gift card sales, tea packaging, annual fees for admissions, sports, etc. 3) In FY15, Other Income includes Service Tax refund. 4) Direct program activities include some expenses on purchase of assets, and electricity expenses for school. 5) In FY15, Other Expenses/Transfers include transfer of funds to balance sheet.

NGO Profile :
In 1985, two families joined hands to establish MENTAID, (The Association for the Development of the Mentally Handicapped) as a support group to parents with mentally challenged children. MENTAID is a non-profit, educational, training, vocational, and cultural institution for the development of mentally handicapped children and adults. It was the first of its type in West Bengal, exclusively organized by parents of the mentally handicapped. This South Kolkata located NGO aims to integrate its members in mainstream life through improved education and training.

MENTAID provides mainly three kinds of services:

  • Special School for the Mentally Challenged: The school operates from the Brojen Mukherjee Road premises, Kolkata with over 60 students, where students are assessed, followed by parent-to-parent counselling. It also helps students to build their self-confidence and solve their issues. Various trainings are also provided to children above 13 years like yoga, basic computers, personality development, & other co-curricular activities like music, dance, acting and art.
  • Vocational Training Centre: MENTAID provides vocational training to disabled children who are 18 years old in areas like handicraft, printing, catering, computers, household products, tea packaging, to improve their quality of living.
  • Other Activities: It includes organizing workshops, seminars, exhibitions, leisure clubs, self-advocacy, scholarships, staff development, networking and fund raising.

The MENTAID student body has about half its students from economically backward families. The NGO plans to construct a Purpose Built Centre on the fringes of the rural 24 Parganas area which will enable it to increase its reach. The objective is to provide counselling, development and training services to a larger rural community which has limited or no access to these services.