Chaitanya is a not for profit trust registered under the Bombay Public Trust Act 1950. The receipts of Chaitanya comprise of grants from funding agencies as well as earned income from the training services offered to NGOs, government officials and others. Individual contributions to Chaitanya are exempt from Income Tax under Section 80G; No. Pn. T/CIT-V/80G/49/58/2002-2003/33109.

Registered under Date of registration
Place of registration Registration number
Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950 August 25, 1993 Pune E – 1775
Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 1976 June 18, 1998 New Delhi 083930288

Our Team

Our team comprises of :
  • Board of Trustees, and Advisor
  • Interns, Fellows and Volunteers
  • Staff
  • WTRC Advisory Committee
We are 290 staff members varying in age, education, professional experience and social background. Our educational background ranges from less than tenth standard, to post graduate degrees in Business Administration, Computer Applications, Philosophy and Social Work, to doctoral degree in Social Work. Fifty eight percent of our staff are women.
Adding the rest of our team, not only increases the above mentioned variance, but also adds in factors such as varying nationalities.

We believe that this blend of wisdom coupled with education provides us the versatility which helps us in understanding myriad problems and coming up with sensitive approaches to facilitate self help.
          Board of Trustees
  • Dr. Sudha Kothari
  • Surekha Shrotriya
  • Dr. S. V. Gore
  • Dr. Ram Katariya
  • Vijaykumar Bhansali
  • Harish Vora
  • Dr. S. Vijayanand
  • Girija Srinivasan
  • Jahanvi Andharia
  • Kalpana Pant- Staff Representative
Ramesh Deshpande, Honorary Advisor

WTRC Advisory Committee
  • Prof. Anjali Maydeo
  • Dr. Kavita Salunke
  • Dr. Pradeep Wagh
  • Vijay Athavale


Get Involved

Going ahead, we are focussed at continuing our involvement with the community. Additionally we hope to take a step forward and enrich the experience for our SHG members through innovative programs and services across the themes of livelihood, healthcare and financial services. The immense knowledge that our team has amassed over the last 2 decades, hands on and from the experiences of our community needs to be captured, such that it leads the path for individuals, people’s institutions, developmental organizations and policymakers alike. You can join this journey with us by:

  • Volunteering your time and skill and in the process gain an enriching experience
  • Funding our direct program implementation costs and internal operational costs
  • Helping us build required infrastructure and technology to nurture a team which is committed to the cause