Daksh Society
Estd: 2006
Used for Beneficiaries: 86%
Address : 62/1, Palace Road, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru 560052. Karnataka
Email :
Web-site :
Telephone : +91 80 42686085
Donor Contact : Mr. Harish Narasappa / +91 80 42686000 /
Financial Score
Rs, Y/E March 31
Income & Expenditure Statement201220132014
Income From
Government Sources000
Institutional Sources000
Foreign Sources000
Other Income000
Total Income (A)637402,222966,788
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities0260,077640,975
Programme Staff Cost00154,000
Travel Expenses271089,333
Direct Programme Expenses271260,077884,308
Fund Raising Expenses000
General Staff Cost000
Overhead Expenses14,502107,733104,443
Other Expenses/Transfer000
Total Expenditure (B)14,773367,8101,025,561
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)-14,13634,412-58,773
Balance Sheet201220132014
Fixed Assets0085,890
Current Assets (excl. Cash)0094,450
Cash/Bank 18,46784,0031,887,912
Accumulated Deficits0038,497
Total Assets18,46784,0032,106,749
Corpus / Share Capital18,46762,6031,990,603
General Funds020,2760
Earmarked Funds000
Current Liabilities01,124116,146
Total Liabilities18,46784,0032,106,749
Other Details201220132014
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.N.A.
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 Karnataka Societies Registration Act, 1960
Auditor : Dagliya & Co.
Bankers : Corporation Bank

Donor tax benefits : 80G 50%
Eligible for foreign donations : No

Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee:
Mr. Harish Narasappa, President Mr. Narasimhan Mandyam, Secretary
Mr. Vasavi A. R., Member Ms. Surekha Shetty, Member
Mr. Dhirendra R., Member Ms. Archana Mehendale, Member
Mr. Bela Dhirendra, Member

Source : Audit Report 2014

NGO Profile :
Daksh Society was started by a group of citizens concerned about the lack of accountability in politics and governance. Daksh currently consists of people from diverse backgrounds and includes academics, entrepreneurs, lawyers, teachers, social and political activists and ordinary citizens.

Daksh’s main focus is to improve accountability in politics and governance. They have the following objectives to achieve their goal:

  • Develop tools to measure performance of elected governments and representatives.
  • Evaluate performance of elected representatives at all levels, i.e. members of Parliament, members of Legislature etc. on a regular basis.
  • Collect information and prepare reports on performance of key government departments annually.
  • Disseminate information on performance of government and elected representatives widely through the media, their partner network and by organizing discussions at local areas.
  • Create a platform for political discourse based on accountability by bringing together various interested parties.

Their initiatives in FY14 included:

  • Voters’ Perception on MP and MLA Performance: In FY14, Daksh collaborated with Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) to conduct a nation-wide on-field survey with over 250,000 respondents in 525 constituencies of the Lok Sabha. This was perhaps the largest survey ever done in the world in one country. The survey covered voter priorities on governance issues; voter rating of MPs; the role of caste, religion, crime and money power in elections. In 2013 Daksh had executed a voter survey covering all 224 MLA constituencies in Karnataka. 
  • Constitutional Day Lecture Series: The annual lecture of the Constitutional Day Lecture Series was held on 29 November 2014. The lecture ‘The Role, Independence, and Accountability of the Judiciary Under the Indian Constitution' was delivered by Mr. Prashant Bhushan, Indian lawyer, activist and politician. 
  • Legislation Drafting Challenge: The Legislation Drafting Challenge is an annual contest designed to encourage students to draft legislation in areas that require reform. Teams from across the country participate in the event.
  • The Rule of Law Project: DAKSH is currently working on a new project which aims at studying the problem of pendency and backlog of cases within the Indian legal system. The Project will use data pertaining to cases brought before the High Courts in India that are available in the public domain through cause lists, to enable further research and public debate.