Manav Seva Sansthan “SEVA”, is a not for profit organization established in 1988, working in North India with a mission to ensure socio-economic development of the poor and disadvantaged resembling vulnerable women and children devoid of basic rights through community based area development approach. Between inception and now MSS has undertaken a number of development programmes in several districts of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Uttarakhand and West Bengal. MSS’s major focus has been on women and children. Its current programme reaches out to a population of about one million. The organization current development portfolios are child protection and child rights, inclusive development of SC/ST, health and HIV, sustainable agriculture, sustainable livelihood, Gender rights and empowerment, anti human trafficking, migrant rights, disaster management, & climate change.
Mr Umashanker Tripathi (late) was a teacher and associated with teachers association. He was a follower of Baba Amte- a renowned social worker. He used to travel with Baba Amte and have taken active role in various movements that were organized for the welfare of poorest section of society. His friend Mr. D.P. Shukla was a railway employee and leading labor’s union. Mr. Shukla took advantage of his relationship with top Government officials to ensure the welfare of the labourers. In the year 1983 both of them joint hands with few friends and decided to work for the welfare of the poorest communities in the Purvanchal region of Uttar Pradesh. As the Movement caught up, a need was felt for establishing a non-profit organization involving the local communities. In 1988, Mr. Uma Shanker Tripathi (late) and his friends founded Manav Seva Sansthan means (organization for the service of mankind).
Name : Asha Tripathi
Designation : Chairperson, (Manav Seva Sansthan)
MSS has completed 25 years of soulful existence which started from a heartfelt effort by Sir Uma Shankar Tripathi to reach to the less privileged communities, women and children and we would extend our gratitude to all our stakeholders, end beneficiary, government duty bearers, donors who have supported us in all these years, a journey which could not have been possible without the sheer cooperation, excellent team work and a determination to change the circumstances to the standards we aspire of a just society.
MSS has always focused on building a strong and committed brigade and we are proud of our team that has worked day and night in bringing the perpetrators to justice, to make people more aware and bridging the gap between need and availability of services. MSS tends to focus on improving the human rights spectrum at all levels, meaning from an individual up to the system at local and central government institutions for a sustainable change in the society. The result oriented initiatives for raising living standards, alleviating poverty and assuring food security for socially excluded communities had helped us to showcase ourselves properly in front of the government, police, funding organizations without whom our efforts in reaching to the masses would have gone in vain.
Some milestones achieved and miles to go in our realization of the goal. We believe the mission with which we have started has just begun and the baton has to be carried further with our collective efforts to create a just society. We aspire to learn, re-learn from our experience, and unlearn conventional methodologies to come up with more innovative and inclusive approach to ensure better reach into the grass root. In this endeavor of ours we would ask everyone to come together towards cumulative growth and development.
Name : Rakesh Nairhi
Designation : General Secretary, (Manav Seva Sansthan)
MSS has always focused on building a strong and committed brigade and we are proud of our team that has worked day and night in bringing the perpetrators to justice, to make people more aware and bridging the gap between need and availability of services. MSS tends to focus on improving the human rights spectrum at all levels, meaning from an individual up to the system at local and central government institutions for a sustainable change in the society.
Name : Rajesh Mani
Designation : Director , (Manav Seva Sansthan)
The year 2018-19 has been crucial for us in meeting new challenges with which we stepped in the fiscal. Previously, we envisioned for bringing more focus in to program implementation and up scaling various programs on the basis of lessons learnt by our year’s long grass-root experience and unlearning of the processes to upscale them for better result. The year went in more mainstreaming of the programs with enhanced focus on advocacy. I am hopeful that our visitor would find it remarkable in our collective endeavor towards a new age and come along in the campaign of MSS for shaping up an equal, rightful and safe society.
Governance is the need of the hour in the development sector in order to ensure and promote application of best management practices, compliance of law and adherence to best possible ethical standards. The entire management processes and practices of MSS are in compliance with the principles of Good Governance’.
MSS has a set and designed system for Policy & Decision making in the organization are done through a four tier system..
The Governing Board sets the vision and broad guidelines for the organization and ensures good governance in liaison with the Advisory council; although, the Governing Board is not involved in the day to day operation of MSS.
The advisory council comprises of technically competent people from diverse backgrounds and expertise. The body is formed for a period of one year and a few independent members with eminence and reputation are nominated each year. Members of this board also meet once a year. The Advisory council advises the Governing Board of MSS, taking regular inputs from the Executive board.
The Executive board manages the organization’s operation directly and it reports to the Advisory council. Members of this committee are professionals working with MSS. The executive board of MSS holds a meeting each month and looks after day to day management.
Monthly review meetings are held for each division and department regularly.
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