HelpYourNGO - - National-Association-for-the-Blind-(India)-(NAB)

National Association for the Blind (India) (NAB)

Sector: Disability
Sub Sector: Blind - Comprehensive
Tax Deduction: 50% u/s 80G of The Income Tax Act, 1961

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Year of Establishment : 1952
Registered Address : 11/12, Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan Road, Worli Seaface, Mumbai 400030, Maharashtra
Presence : Maharashtra
Website :
Email :
Telephone : +91 22 22045482; +91 22 67712000
Donor Contact : Mr. Umesh Deshpande / 9029104252 /
Registered Under : The Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950
The Societies Registration Act, 1860
Auditor : Sorab S. Engineer & Co.
Bankers : Punjab National Bank, Central Bank of India, Bank of India, State Bank of India
Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee: : Mr. Hemant Takle, Mr. Satya Kumar Singh, Mr. Hari Shankar Singh, Mr. Kaushal K. Mishra, Mr. Anand Athlekar

National Association for the Blind, India (NAB) offers services that are vital to the socioeconomic rehabilitation and all-round development of visually challenged individuals including: prevention and cure of blindness, education, rehabilitation, vocational training, employment and self-employment opportunities, recreation and much more.

NAB is successful in launching a wide range of services for the visually challenged not just in Mumbai and its adjoining areas but across the country, through a vast network of its departments and activities.

Major Programs are:

Braille Press and Talking Books: NAB started the braille press in 1958 with machinery received in donation from the American Foundation for Overseas Blind. NAB Braille press is one of the largest Braille production units in the country. Braille press also publishes general literature, fiction and non-fiction in five languages i.e. Marathi, Hindi, English, Gujarati and Sanskrit. NAB has introduced a full-fledged centre for production and distribution of educational and recreational literature for the blind, by establishing the Talking Book Studios and Library.

Vocational Training: NAB started the NAB IDBI Polytechnic providing on the job advanced training in engineering and mass production techniques to visually challenged youth. Some of the courses offered here are general machine operators and computer courses. The NAB Department of Employment provides gainful occupation to Visually Impaired individuals through their placement in Open Employment or by offering them the support for Self-Employment.

Education: NAB provides school and college going blind children support services in the form of scholarships, free distribution of braille kits along with Brailler and other assistive devices, volunteer reading services, science laboratories, aids and equipment, etc. It also has a training centre for Teachers of Visually handicapped. They have partnered with local voluntary organizations and initiated education for visually challenged children through Integrated Education where in the blind children residing with their families can attend the school nearest to them.

Prevention of Blindness: NAB provides eye care services to people belonging to under privileged section of society. They initiated projects to detect and treat glaucoma, cataract and conjunctivitis and provide medication and spectacles to children living in the slums and those attending municipal schools. In collaboration with Reliance Industries, they initiated project “Drishti”, which carries cornea transplant surgeries. The department has organized multiple Eye Screening Camps at various places, post pandemic of COVID-19.

Rehabilitation: NAB also facilitates the rehabilitation, confidence building of the visually impaired, with training in courses such as general machine operation, candle making, physiotherapy, acupressure and massage etc. The courses are meant for both the congenitally and newly blind. Intensive training is offered in basics of life, home management, Physical education, Braille and Social graces along with Orientation & Mobility which enables the visually impaired beneficiaries to rebuilt their lost confidence, discovering their own strengths and competences.

Additionally, the NGO also works towards social causes like Advocacy for Visually Impaired (VI), Women Empowerment, Employment, etc.

FY 2020 (₹) FY 2021 (₹) FY 2022 (₹)
Government Sources 12,725,242 3,573,210 10,128,593
Foreign Sources - - -
Institutional Sources - - -
General Donations 47,171,031 35,619,440 37,314,063
Sales/Fees 43,751,601 24,636,153 24,049,871
Interest/Dividend 10,113,643 10,677,926 12,437,446
Other Income - - -
Total Income (A) 113,761,517 74,506,729 83,929,973
Direct Program Activities 85,134,935 64,939,598 76,769,759
Program Staff Cost 4,808,181 3,742,318 7,243,113
Travel Expenses 345,647 87,781 84,162
Direct Program Expenses 89,943,116 68,681,916 84,012,872
Fund Raising Expenses 36,000 2,000 -
General Staff Cost 347,690 106,834 88,860
Overhead Expenses 6,627,698 4,314,892 3,508,625
Depreciation 5,348,489 4,415,055 4,753,193
Other Expenses/Transfers 20,914,195 66,310 9,489,832
Total Expenditure (B) 123,562,835 77,674,788 101,937,544
Surplus / Deficit (A-B) -9,801,318 -3,168,059 -18,007,571
Fixed Assets 26,816,772 22,813,660 27,314,648
Current Assets 13,039,145 13,845,478 18,050,800
Cash And Bank 4,925,029 7,418,075 10,486,036
Total Current Assets 44,780,946 44,077,213 55,851,484
Investments 158,738,413 159,272,813 147,363,295
Accumulated Deficits 92,405,019 95,573,078 113,580,649
Total Assets 295,924,378 298,923,104 316,795,428
Trust Corpus 14,286,444 14,509,449 14,663,446
General Funds - - -
Earmarked Funds 276,044,968 279,650,114 297,350,145
Unutilized Grants - - -
Total 290,331,412 294,159,563 312,013,591
Loans - - -
Loans (From Members) - - -
Current Liabilities 5,592,966 4,763,541 4,781,837
Other Liabilities - - -
Total Liabilities 295,924,378 298,923,104 316,795,428
1) Transfers from Earmarked Funds to various projects have been included in General Donations.
2) Sales/Service Charges includes Basement Income, Rent receipts, admission/annual subscription fees, etc.
3) Grants received from government in FY18 has been adjusted in FY20.
4) Other Expenses mainly include increase/decrease of stock of traded items and transfers from utilized income from the earmarked funds.
FY 2020 FY 2021 FY 2022
Beneficiary Details
Direct Beneficiaries (nos.) - - -
Indirect Beneficiaries (nos.) - - -
Average Cost per Direct Beneficiary (₹) - - -
Staff Details
No. of Staff - - -
Number of Consultants - - -
Number Of Volunteers - - -
Total - - -
Highest Paid Full-Time Staff (₹ p.a.) - - -
Lowest Paid Full-Time Staff (₹ p.a.) - - -
Services Funds Raised (₹)
Donor Advisory 600,000
Online Donation 1,000
Total Funds Raised 611,000
NGO Name Sector Sub Sector Location % Spent on Beneficiaries Income (₹) Expense (₹)
Ashadeep Disability Mental Health Assam 93 15,085,229 14,812,193
Adarsh Charitable Trust Disability Compr - Mental/Phy Disability Kerala 84 20,344,781 25,880,909
National Association for the Blind (India) (NAB) Disability Blind - Comprehensive Maharashtra 82 83,929,973 101,937,544
Amar Seva Sangam Disability Rehabilitation - Physical Disability Tamil Nadu 80 166,555,712 148,525,716
Andhjan Kalyan Trust Disability Comprehensive - Multiple Gujarat 72 2,204,277 2,533,317
Diya Foundation Disability Vocational Training - Mental Disability Karnataka 70 7,443,000 6,420,000

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