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About Us

About Us

ADHAR is a non-profit making, non-political secular organization which was initiated by a group of intellectuals, who were amalgamated in late eighty with a dream to address the prevailing issues of western Orissa which affect the lives of the poorest communities. In 2nd December 1992, it was formally registered as a Voluntary Development Organization. In its early days the primary activities was on disaster management mainly focusing on drought and flood relief activities.


Later on ADHAR decided to focus on the root causes of deprivation and marginalization and categorized them under two heads- a) the Structural Issues involving the social, economical and cultural determinants and b) the Systemic Issues involving the policies, schemes and its practices at the ground level. As a consequence of this paradigm shift ADHAR’s approach to community development completely module to people’s centered participatory and holistic development approach.Since 2010, ADHAR decided to concentrate its intervention on underprivileged children which specifically emphasizes on Basic rights of the children as envisage in United Nation Convention on Rights of the Children (UNCRC). As part of its mandate, ADHAR promotes child centric community development initiatives which basically focuses on holistic development of underprivileged children along with their families, communities and its surroundings. ADHAR adopts holistic approach to uphold the survival, development, protection and participation rights of the socially excluded children.









Legal Status

1. Registered under Society Registration Act-1860 Bearing number-1593/96, Dated- 2nd December 1992.

2. Registered under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act-1976 at bearing number- 104840035, dated-11th February 1998. Renewal on dated7th August 2016.

3. Registered under Section 12 A of Income Tax Act 1961 the registration number is 140/2004-05, dated 11th Oct. 2004.

4. Registered under u/s.80-G of the IT Act, 1961 bearing number CIT/SBP/Tech./80-G/2011-12/296.

PAN Number: AABTA4237G
TAN Number: BBNA00797G
NITI Ayog DARPAN Unique ID: OR/2016/0104215

Our Core Values

  • We uphold the highest level of professional and ethical behaviours and value transparency and honesty in our actions.
  • 2. Accountability
  • We make ourselves accountable for the quality and lasting outcomes of our work and for the commitments we make to our communities, partners, donors and each other.
  • 3.Respect
  • We value and celebrate the unique talents, experience and perspectives of everyone and treat our participants, partners, donors and each other with sensitivity and respect.
  • 4.Creativity
  • We go beyond conventional ideas and approaches so new possibilities and innovations can flourish to ensure real and lasting positive change.
  • 5.Opportunity
  • We endeavor to create a range of opportunities that enable everyone with whom we work to realize their potential and shape their own destination.
  • 6.Partnership
  • We recognize the importance of building sustainable working relationships with all our stackholders; finding mutual and lasting solutions based upon shared risks and responsibilities.


The concept of "governance" is not new. It is as old as human civilization. Simply put "governance" means: the process of decision-making and the process by which decisions are implemented (or not implemented). Effective governance structures play an important role in ensuring resources are managed effectively within an organisation and ensuring activities are undertaken that are in the interests of the mission and not of a group of individuals. Good Governance is a key ethic for every development organisations in order to ensure and promote credibility in functioning, ethical management practices, compliance of law and adherence to standards. The entire management processes and practices of ADHAR are in compliance with the principles of Good Governance’. As ADHAR believes in decentralise democratic decision making process, accountability & transparency in governance, power and functioning of different level have outline accordingly.

Credibility Norms

ADHAR accredited under desirable norms of the Credibility Alliance. ADHAR adhere the credibility norms, outlined by Credibility Alliance for ensuring good governance in NGO sector. ADHAR always believe in utmost transparency and accountability in its functioning right from governance, program implementation to financial management and other sphere of the organisation. Being a development organisation we are also accountable to our partners, supporters and communities at large. We never compromise with our credibility, because that is the lifeline of our organisation.

Finance Management

Financial Management is a management function that is responsible for the financial health of an organization. As part of its value system, ADHAR always put its sincere efforts to make its financial system utmost transparent. So, ADHAR follows following good practices in financial management:

  • A) Financial transactions are being recorded regularly in the books of accounts/ system. Internal control mechanism is in place.
  • B) The financial transactions have all required valid supporting documents.
  • C) ADHAR’s own policies and procedures are consistently being followed. Different level of accountability clearly designated.
  • D) Accounting system provides reasonable security levels to restrict any kind of tempering with the financial information.
  • E) Transaction monitoring should analyze all elements of the transaction. Determine accuracy, reliability and cost effectiveness of all supporting documents that are part of the financial transactions.
  • F) Conduct periodic audit through internal, external and statutory Auditors, apart from the fixed financial review of different Donors and Funding agencies.