1. All India Ex Soldiers League herein after The League or Sainiksangh is registered as an All India body under Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 with official HQ at 6090 B8 Vasant Kunj New Delhi 110070 vide No S-31773 of 13 Aug 1997.

2. The League is granted approval under Sec 80 G of Income Tax Act 1961 with effect from AY 2011-12 onwards till rescinded.

3. The League is Registered under Foreign Contributing (Regulation) Act 1976 Vide no 231660787 (Social)

4. Sainiksangh is a military veterans organisation was founded on 13th Aug 1997 with an exclusive agenda of ameliorating conditions in our rural habitat wherever it is still traditional granary of soldering and as these impact his sustenance and quality of life. There by in a way embracing a holistic approach to attending to his habitat perhaps remotely the once role of colonel commandants of British Indian Army. More important today with skew in economic growth leaving a vast portion of rural country behind others with attendant flight to cities in an agrarian country. Taking cue from this League impressed ideas to adopt some unique objectives for its missions beyond the routine. This in face of severe constraints and clash with set practices by embrace (for details refer to Memorandum of Society):

Harnessing ex servicemen potential for nation building through micro activity.

Promotion of rehabilitation programmes for war widows and their children.

Undertaking schemes promoting skills in youth, enhancing their knowledge base through awareness programs.

Mobilize ex servicemen and their communities in times of crisis and natural calamities.

Undertake commitment to protection and resuscitation of environment, ecology, habitat, and schemes related to conservation, protection of national heritage and wild life.

Promote temper for science in rural youth and schemes for promotion of science and scientific aptitude in rural areas.

Undertake promotion of rural/military sports, adventure.

Promote hygiene and health in rural areas.

Establish amateur and community radio stations.

Seed, promote and consolidate community foundation structures at village level built on concept of ‘graam kosh’ an exclusive concept enunciated and experimented by Sainik Foundation.

5. Basic Unit District is the basic unit for activities. Units are adopted individually on the basis of their needs , our own capacity, ex servicemen and their community aspirations. Districts are there to be picked up by respective Members who may choose to pursue an activity relevant to their environment by opening and operating a node the hub of activity.
6. The Organisation is extremely flexible to preclude need for any standing establishment We therefore rely exclusively on voluntary service, community partnership, sharing of resources and controlling all activity through nerve centers or ’nodes established for this purpose.
7. League is a setup with difference, in that it extends its activities to undertake missions consistent with objectives and to common and equal benefit of communities in veteran habitat This enhances mutual well being and respect for veterans and armed forces in civil society.
8. A 'node' is normally established at the district headquarters from where planned activity can be managed with ease in a radial fashion like fingers extending right up to the exact location of mission. The village is the basic unit of missions. A 'node' may therefore control a number of basic units. Node will always be condoled from HQ at Delhi.
9. Effective communication, interaction at grass root level and sharing of ideas with the community are key aspects of functioning which is facilitated by personal attention This as experience has shown has given very good results with minimum effort. Node must therefore be well equipped with communications and minimum office facility to house a single person over a period of time.
10. The Memorandum of Society covers a wide range of agenda one or more of which can be chosen for execution subject to resource capacity but foremost requirement from communities which must dictate initiatives from bottom up.
11. Resources (a) Manpower / Overheads League has no man power of its own to execute any missions for which task forces are assembled as required from communities themselves under leadership of veterans of respective communities . These task forces are specific to mission which is undertaken as a project only if supported by an agency prepared to fund it with a onetime grant. The principle is participation of communities in their own projects from which they also generate income by contributing labour on daily wage paid out of grant itself. All overheads have to be borne from within a grant with some voluntary contribution by community’s theses which i normally in shape of labour. Assets built up in a project have to be maintained by communities or local administration. (b) Funds League has no corpus funds and depends entirely on donations and subscriptions. For latest reports see Financial Matrix.
12. Existing Nodes. There is only one node at Etawah (UP) which supported all projects in Yamuna Ravines . While these projects have closed down duly completed , the Node continues to be functional to monitor , give feedback and advise disposal of surplus redundant assets held at mission locations. 13. 13. Constraints This is an unconventional totally experimental and unique approach to voluntary organisation. Requires total commitment and readiness by officer leadership to devote fully to commitments, only which can muster support from funding agencies and trust of communities. Without this and capacity to take on execution with precision no mission can be accomplished. This criteria has been difficult to meet in light officer population is largely disconnected with rural.
14. The Node. Serves as nerve center of activity generally a geographical nucleus of activity in a district, which could be the district headquarters. Plays critical role, ultimately evolving into a multifaceted activity center. The role of a node is four fold. One, to provide an interface between the community and the agency serving it for which it must depend upon a database. Data acquisition, processing and exchange are major functions of a node. Two, a node provides an interface with the local administration so also outside agencies whose data or activities are relevant to communities. Three to function as an integrated community center with essential facilities. Four, to act as the nerve center for execution of missions.

· Planning and Control. At registered head office at Delhi.

· Community Participation. Central to all activity and basis of evolving and executing schemes is creating self help summeeties with participation of women where possible . Bulk of funding of any scheme is thus siphoned back into the community since execution is by self help groups substituting for outside contractors. Projects are generated by progressive interaction between League and communities, initiated by communities and formatted at League for funding and implementation. With seeding of community foundations villages are encouraged to come forward and create autonomous cells based on missions or themes of their hosing which can generate funds by fund raising drives including external donations, an entirely new mode.

· Funds. The League started without any corpus funds but just the minimum paltry amount of founding members donation. Thus depended entirely on voluntary self-help, sponsoring agencies and their grants . We are not supported by any Government agency . The newly tried experimental models of creating village treasuries i.e. graam kosh are mission or theme based funded by voluntary collections and managed fully by respective communities but supported by Sainiksangh in execution and inviting donors . Management of funds is there fore autonomous by a node or a community.
15. Leaders and Staff. There is no permanent staff or establishment. Business is conducted on shoestring basis by volunteers who can contribute professionally. Field workers integral to village communities provide the main powerhouse and core supervisory teams largely from ex servicemen.

Office Bearers All India Ex Soldier’s League

President Maj Gen APS Chauhan (retired)
Treasurer Capt V Pandey (retired)
Office Address 6090- B 8 Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110070
Telephone /Fax 091-011-26891513 e-mail sainiksangh6@gmail. com; gs@sainiksanh.org e-mail Uttar Pradesh Khand bharatsingh017@gmail.com

Web Site “sainiksangh.org” Presidents Contact : 9968453356

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