Accreditation

Desirable Norms
Minimum Norms
Basic Norms
List of Accredited Organizations

Committees

State Committees are an institutionalized mechanism for broad basing the initiative and linking it to the ground reality. State Committees have been envisaged as decentralized local bodies, which actively promote the process of Credibility Alliance in their respective states.

What is the structure of a State Committee?

  • A State Committee should comprise of member organizations. The State Committee is formed of zonal coordinators (representatives) from different zones (a zone is formed of cluster of districts or blocks) of the State
  • The Zonal Committee is formed of members of that particular zone who elect a representative to represent the zone in the State Committee
  • The Zonal Coordinator represents his/her particular zone in the State Committee meeting
  • The Committee should have three office bearers. A) Chairperson, B) Secretary and C) Treasurer
  • The representative of State Committee will elect/nominate the three office bearers
  • The Chairperson will represent the state in the Annual General Body Meeting. In his absence secretary will perform his role
  • What are the roles of State Committee?

  • Elect a representative to represent the state at the Annual General Body Meeting
  • Meet as frequently and at as many places in the state to discuss/resolve issues
  • Enroll endorsement for the CA Process – Eminent People, Funding Agencies and Business Entities (Corporate Social Responsibility)
  • Promote Accreditation
  • Training interventions to enable member organizations to meet Norms
  • Fundraising
  • Investigate Complaints
  • Liaison and advocacy with State Government and Media
  • The Norms Committee started functioning in December 2006 comprising of members of senior executives from various sections of the Voluntary Sector, Consultants and Credibility Alliance Staff Members. Committee was interested in reviewing the Norms in the year 2010-11, and the process is still in progress.

    The Norms Committee has been constituted to –

  • Review and revisit CA Norms and with focus on developing Norms for programme evaluation/performance appraisal
  • Suggest suitable amendments and elaborations to make Norms more appropriate and germane to current requirements
  • To develop criteria for programme evaluation for Voluntary Sector
  • Contextualizes the criteria for programme generic evaluation to different sector in the field of development sector
  • To develop the scope and framework for application of the criteria
  • To specify the nature of trained personnel to undertake the assessment
  • Members of Norms Committee

    All members are well-established with many years of professional experience and in-depth knowledge of Governance in the Voluntary Sector.

    S. No.

    Name

    Affiliated Organization

    1

    Dr. Manoj Fogla

    Finance and Programme Consultant

    2

    Ms. Amita Joseph

    Business and Community Foundation

    3

    Mr. Subhash Mittal

    Subhash Mittal and Associates

    4

    Mr. Yogesh Kumar

    Samarthan


    S. No.

    Name

    Affiliated Organization

    1

    Mr. Murray Culshaw

    Murray Culshaw Consultancy

    2

    Dr. Armaity Desai

    Board Member, Credibility Alliance

    3

    Ms. Helen Joseph

    Nirmala Niketan

    4

    Mr. Joe Madiath

    Gram Vikas

    5

    Dr. Rajashree Mahtani

    Tata Institute of Social Sciences

    6

    Mr. B. N. Makhija

    SOSVA

    7

    Mr. Venkat Krishnan

    Give India

    8

    Ms. Alpa Vora

    Consultant

    9

    Mr. Ranjan Rao Yerdoor

    Nagarika Seva Trust

    10

    Ms. Manisha Ladkat

    YASHADA

    The Central Accreditation Committee is a high-level group comprising of Credibility Alliance Board Members and outside experts, who receive Assessors Reports and take a holistic view on the recommendations considering all relevant factors. For this purpose, a panel of experts is maintained, of men and women of eminence and integrity, possessing skills in the areas of Management, Finance and Social Work. The group is chaired by a senior member of the Governing Board of the Alliance and is serviced by the Executive Director. The group meets periodically as and when a bunch of assessment reports have been received and are ready for final processing.

    Central Accreditation Committee Members

    S. No.

    Name

    Affiliated Organization

    1

    Dr. Gautam Vohra

    Chairperson

    2

    Ms. Poonam Natarajan

    National Trust

    3

    Ms. Sanghamitra Bose

    Sshristi, Accredited VO

    5

    Dr. Richa Choudhary

    Associate Professor, Dept. of Social Work, University of Delhi

    6

    Mr. Iytha Mallikarjuna

    Founder, Believe India

    7

    Mr. Vijay Sardana

    President, Socio Research and Reform Foundation


    S. No.

    Name

    Affiliated Organization

    1

    Ms. Helen Joseph

    Nirmala Niketan School of Social Work

    2

    Mr. B. N. Makhija

    Board Member, Credibility Alliance

    3

    Mr. S.P. Agarwal

    Consultant

    4

    Dr. S.D. Gokhale

    CASP Plan

    5

    Mr. E.A. Kshirsagar

    Consultant

    6

    Dr. K. S. Nair

    YASHADA

    7

    Ms. Asha Rane

    Hamara Foundation

    8

    Mr. Martin Pinto

    Chartered Accountant