TISS ( AESDII) Assessment and Empanelment Standards for Development Institutions in India

Locations: Mumbai

Sponsor: TISS

Applications Invited New

TISS Assessment and Empanelment Standards for Development Institutions in India (TISS AESDII) is an attempt to create a model to evaluate, assess, accredit and build capacities of NPOs through a robust multi-layered scrutiny process that stresses adherence to ten major parameters, a combination of financial and programmatic, and are as follows:

  • Conceptual and Convergence Framework
  • Documentation and Presentation Framework
  • Structural and Operational Framework
  • Programmatic Framework
  • Competency and Change Framework
  • Governance and Organisational Framework
  • Financial Conformity and Compliance Framework
  • Internal Controls and Systems Framework
  • Financial Management and Presentation Framework
  • Financial Sustainability Framework

The intent of this framework/template is to serve as a means of capacity building of organisations. The idea is to promote collective, inclusive and participatory discussions among all organisational members.

The intent is to have organisations reflect and introspect on both success/outcomes and shortcomings/gaps and plan a road map for undertaking future initiatives.

The TISS Assessment and Empanelment Standards for Development Institutions in India (TISS AESDII) is aimed at promoting and creating a level playing field for different types of organisations, with different models, scales, structures and ideologies. 

As part of the TISS vision to reform and transform the development sector in India through ‘reimaging futures’, the TISS AESDII emphasizes on greater convergence and collaboration, heightened professionalism, transparency and accountability and outcome oriented work of not for profit organisations in the development sector.

Organisational Eligibility Criteria for Empanelment Application:

Completion of minimum of 3 years from date of registration

Registered as a not for profit organisation only under any of the following:

  • The Societies Registration Act, 1860
  • The Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950
  • Indian Trusts Act, 1882
  • Trusts registered under Income Tax Act, 1961, for organisations in those States where registration of Trust is not mandatory
  • Section 8 of Companies Act, 2013
  • Any relevant Acts by State Legislations

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