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Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR)

Sector: Governance
Tax Deduction: 50% u/s 80G of The Income Tax Act, 1961
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% Spent on Beneficiaries

84%
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Year of Establishment : 2003
Registered Address : T-95A, C.L. House, 1st Fl, Gulmohar Commercial Complex, Gautam Nagar, Near Green Park Metro Station, 110049, Delhi
Website : www.adrindia.org
Email : mashqura@adrindia.org
Telephone : +91 11 46094248
Donor Contact : Ms. Mashqura Fareedi / mashqura@adrindia.org
Registered Under : The Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950
The Societies Registration Act, 1860
Auditor : Mihir Mehta & Co.
Bankers : IndusInd Bank, HDFC Bank, State Bank of India
Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee: : Dr. Jagdeep S. Chhokar - Founder and Trustee, Prof. Trilochan Sastry - Founder and Trustee, Mr. Sunil Handa - Founder and Trustee, Dr. Ajit Ranade - Founder and Trustee, Dr. (Smt.) Kiran Chhokar - Trustee, Ms. Kamini Jaiswal - Trustee, Mr. Jaskirat Singh - Trustee, Mr. Vipul Mudgal - Trustee

The Political Party Watch program studies Income Tax Returns, Donations received and Election expenditure declared by political parties. Strategic litigation is another tool employed by ADR to push for required reform in the political and electoral system.

Key activities:

  • Election Watches: Election watches are conducted for Lok Sabha elections and state assembly elections in many states. They are also conducted in Rajya Sabha elections, Bye elections and local body elections. The focus areas is background check of candidates, declaration of assets, and criminal records of candidates to increase voter awareness.
  • Political Party Watches: With a view to keeping political parties accountable, ADR publishes information regarding income tax returns filed by political parties, election expenditure declared by them, donations above Rs. 20,000 received by regional and national political parties.
  • MERA VOTE MERA DESH: This was a nation-wide Campaign for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections with the objective to reduce the influence of crime and money in elections and urge voters to “vote for clean candidates”.
  • Networking and Advocacy: In addition to the grass-root level advocacy campaigns, ADR organizes press conferences, panel discussions, outdoor campaigns, voter awareness campaigns and social media campaigns. In December 2014, ADR made a submission to SC, where it instituted SIT on black money. Also, ECI sought views of ADR/NEW on “Political Finance and the 255th report of the Law Commission of India.”
  • Other legal victories: 1) In March 2014, the Delhi HC, in response to a PIL filed by ADR found Congress and BJP guilty of accepting foreign donations and violating the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act; 2) Based on a petition filed by ADR to monitor election expenditure of political parties, the Delhi HC issued notices to the Union Government and Election Commission. This case has highlighted the huge amount of money being used during elections.
FY 2013 (₹) FY 2014 (₹) FY 2015 (₹)
Income
Government Sources - - -
Foreign Sources 15,481,974 35,903,365 37,105,918
Institutional Sources 5,183,522 1,594,392 -
General Donations ₹1,353,372 ₹29,039,002 ₹13,843,931
Sales/Fees 28,000 5,500 6,000
Interest/Dividend 1,787,185 3,054,861 4,976,693
Other Income - - 195,249
Total Income (A) 23,834,053 69,597,120 56,127,790
 
Expenditure
Direct Program Activities 7,433,027 23,078,940 35,037,069
Program Staff Cost 6,482,910 7,859,079 9,383,360
Travel Expenses 2,064,742 2,285,956 1,324,147
Direct Program Expenses 13,915,937 30,938,019 44,420,429
Fund Raising Expenses - - -
General Staff Cost 1,762,353 2,841,520 3,464,992
Overhead Expenses 3,479,863 5,200,069 4,693,940
Depreciation 839,198 1,114,722 652,248
Other Expenses/Transfers - - 136,217
Total Expenditure (B) 22,062,093 42,380,286 54,691,972
 
Surplus / Deficit (A-B) 1,771,960 27,216,833 1,435,818
Assets
Fixed Assets 1,195,458 1,260,312 934,372
Current Assets 1,193,533 10,334,376 1,731,434
Cash And Bank 2,552,660 295,355 159,463
Total Current Assets 4,941,651 11,890,043 2,825,269
Investments 24,231,950 59,588,882 52,871,867
Accumulated Deficits - - -
Total Assets 29,173,602 71,478,924 55,697,136
 
Liabilities
Trust Corpus 2,429,000 3,429,000 18,620,000
General Funds 4,458,816 12,175,651 14,162,468
Earmarked Funds 2,884,270 22,968,393 22,672,358
Unutilized Grants 18,921,821 32,395,485 -
Total 28,693,908 70,968,528 55,454,826
Loans - - -
Loans (From Members) - - -
Current Liabilities 479,694 510,396 242,311
Other Liabilities - - -
Total Liabilities 29,173,602 71,478,924 55,697,136
1) Transfers to and from Grants in the Balance Sheet have been adjusted in Income on the basis of ICAI Guidelines.
2) Other Income in FY15 mainly includes Charity Trust Contribution Refund.
3) Direct Programme Activities include overheads like printing & stationery, accomodation, data entry incurred for the election watch activities.
4) Other Expenses/Transfers in FY15 include loss on sale of assets and assests written off.
5) Fixed Assets are net of Accumulated Depreciation.
FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015
Beneficiary Details
Direct Beneficiaries (nos.) - - -
Indirect Beneficiaries (nos.) - - -
Average Cost per Direct Beneficiary (₹) - - -
Staff Details
No. of Staff - 28 -
Number of Consultants - - -
Number Of Volunteers - - -
Total - 28 -
Highest Paid Full-Time Staff (₹ p.a.) - - -
Lowest Paid Full-Time Staff (₹ p.a.) - - -
NGO Name Sector Sub Sector Location % Spent on Beneficiaries Income (₹) Expense (₹)
Informed Voter Project (MumbaiVotes) Governance Maharashtra 91 928,887 992,116
Daksh Society Governance Karnataka 86 966,788 1,025,561
Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) Governance Delhi 84 56,127,790 54,691,972
Human and Institutional Development Forum Governance Karnataka 82 9,635,807 8,176,994
Praja Foundation Governance Maharashtra 72 26,466,434 23,479,018
Public Concern for Governance Trust (PCGT) Governance Maharashtra 60 2,378,317 2,421,498


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