Association for the Mentally Challenged, The (AMC)
Comprehensive - Mental Disability
Estd: 1960
Used for Beneficiaries: 86%
Address : Near Kidwai Cancer Hospital, Off Hosur Road, Bengaluru 560029. Karnataka
Email :
Web-site :
Telephone : +91 80 26566197
Donor Contact : Dr. Rupande Padaki / +91 9844161987 /
Financial Score
Rs, Y/E March 31
Income & Expenditure Statement201220132014
Income From
Government Sources1,768,3731,400,0003,455,325
Institutional Sources00941,046
Foreign Sources00110,048
Other Income21,0000885
Total Income (A)6,203,7547,728,9527,916,383
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities1,578,131981,6991,645,798
Programme Staff Cost3,625,0063,745,3923,997,360
Travel Expenses607,241643,005320,116
Direct Programme Expenses5,810,3785,370,0965,963,274
Fund Raising Expenses000
General Staff Cost000
Overhead Expenses1,060,599340,739530,178
Other Expenses/Transfer000
Total Expenditure (B)7,263,6796,284,2866,935,675
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)-1,059,9251,444,666980,708
Balance Sheet201220132014
Fixed Assets4,086,0614,450,3264,042,903
Current Assets (excl. Cash)283,323266,270254,656
Cash/Bank 989,832874,9923,288,558
Accumulated Deficits000
Total Assets19,253,01923,307,33428,415,247
Corpus / Share Capital1,230,9012,669,6516,199,506
General Funds16,912,10719,527,67221,105,530
Earmarked Funds653,450704,868704,868
Current Liabilities95,69395,69395,893
Total Liabilities19,253,01923,307,33428,415,247
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 Staff26N.A.N.A.
Highest Salary (Rs p.a.)393,000N.A.N.A.
Lowest Salary (Rs p.a.)36,000N.A.N.A.
Regd. under : The Societies Registration Act, 1860
Auditor : K S Aiyar & Co.
Bankers : State Bank of Mysore
State Bank of India

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

Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee:
Mr. K. Jairaj, President Dr. Rupande Padaki, Secretary
Mr. Bhupat Shah, Treasurer Ms. Bharathi Raghuram, Jt. Secretary
Ms. Meera Ramchand, Member Ms. Prema Varadharajan, Member
Ms. Shanti Rajendran, Member Ms. Vani Manohar, Member
Ms. Jayashree, Member Mr. D. Ashok, Member
Ms. Geetha Ramani, Member Mr. G.Inbavanan, Member

Source : Audit Report 2014

Financial Note : In FY13 and FY14 Total Corpus includes Rs2 mn Corpus of Samruddhi Project.

NGO Profile :
Association for the Mentally Challenged, The (AMC) was established to help the mentally challenged children. AMC gets consultative assistance from NIMHANS. Currently the Association supports over 151 mentally challenged children, adolescents and adults with the aim to educate, train and rehabilitate them.


  • Akruti Special School: In FY14, 56 children between 6 and 16 years were provided special education in the form of life skills development. This program is partly funded by the State Government. Individual child sponsorship was announced and AMC got donations from GiveIndia and HHH-USA.
  • Pragati is a multi-category vocational training center. In FY14, 44 trainees were taught skills such as candle making, making paper products, weaving, gardening and carpentry. Indigenously made products are sold and the trainees are paid a stipend.
  • Sanskriti Sheltered Workshop offers employment to adults. During the year 26 employees were engaged in making paper bags, cloth bags, candles, gift boxes. All adults at the sheltered workshop earned Rs50 to Rs2,200 per month. The vocational training and the production provided through the sheltered workshop enabled AMC to sell products at various companies.
  • Samruddhi provides mentoring and self-help to the families of the mentally challenged. Dr. R. Srinivasa Murthy who conceived and implemented this program, rendered his services on a continuous basis. Over 50 parents were interviewed by AMC’s special teachers.
  • Day Care Centre had 25 adults suffering from a severe degree of mental retardation. They are cared for and kept occupied in simple activities like yarn winding, cutting, newspapers, watering plants etc.
  • Guidance and Counselling Clinic: A team from NIMHANS runs the clinic which trains the parents in behavioural management and other issues faced by the children and adults.