About Us


    In the year 1921, the Government of Bombay expressed in the Legislative Council, its resolve to bring in a Children's Act. Three years later {1924} the Bombay Children's Act was passed. Eventually, in November, 1926, Sir Earnest Hotson, the then Home Member, Government of Bombay convened a conference of Social Workers, which led to the formation of the Children's Aid Society on March 1927. His Excellency Sir Leslie Wilson was the President and the Hon'ble Mr. E. B. Hotson C. S. I., I. C. S. was the Chairman and the Committee consisted of eminent persons of the time.

    First of May is an important day for all those who are associated with the work of children as on that day in the year 1927 did the Remand Home machinery begin to turn at Umerkhadi with M. K. Davis Secretary and Superintendent and Hon'ble P. L. Thacker as the Senior Magistrate of the newly established Juvenile Court. Ever since, Bombay's haunting conscience has been taking note of the ghastly tragedy that stands behind every boy and every girl and over the years this Home has seen the footprints of nearly two lakh children. The flow and the service still continue.

    On the sands of time one can trace the gradual regeneration of the parent body into various Homes and today the Society can boast of being an umbrella organization with nine institutions catering to the needs of a daily average population of over three thousand children. Since its inception, our institutions have been visited by eminent men and national leaders like Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Smt. Indira Gandhi, Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, Mother Teresa and Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma.

    The Society has also invited the kind attention of very many dignitaries and philanthropists from all over the world. Also, a good number of compassionate and public spirited men from the city and elsewhere call on and interact with our children almost every day. Besides, our agencies are an operational base and a study centre for researchers, scholars and students from various Schools of Social Work from India and abroad.

    ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE OF Children's Aid Society

    The Associated Activists in the Present Hierarchy and distinguished Authorities in the Police are represented as governing council.

    CAS Chairperson Speaks

    "When the present Council took over the reins of administration, the Society, infact, was at crossroads.

    It is agreed that thinking human beings must differ and variation is definitely a sign of life. Yet, in a Child Welfare Agency, the pendulam couldn't just be allowed to slow down and come to a stand still and so there was an urgent need for acceleration of Child Welfare Machinery and bringing stability to the agency.

    My dream is to see the "9 Wonders of the World" into a unique children's complex consisting of beautiful dormitories schools, stadia and pools where innumerable faces of happy and healthy children would be seen all around."


    - Planning for Formal Education and Vocational Training

    - Other Child Development Programmes

    - Conclusion

    General Information


    A work force having a high morale is one of the most important assets any organization can have. In a Social Organization like the Children's Aid Society, there is every opportunity for concerted effort and coordinated action. In order to elicit the best out of the staff working for children, training and refresher courses, research and evaluation, therefore, are the thrust areas which are being accorded priorities.


    Society's work being statutory programmes, since its inception, the Government of Maharashtra has been funding the Society by giving grant in aid. At present, the grant is Rs. 625\- (Rs. Six hundred and twenty five only ) per child per month to cover expenses on food, clothing, shelter, health care education etc. Owing to ever rising cost of living, there has always been a yawning gap between the actual expenditure and the grant received resulting in deficit budgeting. So much so that even to meet the minimum standards there is a shortage of Rs. 10,000\- (Rs. Ten thousand only) per child per annum. As also, for all development programmes, there has always been cash crunch. Moreover, it is only with the implementation of novel projects that children's all round growth could be ensured. It is, therefore, sincerely hoped that corporate bodies and philanthropic individuals will come out with generous offers to translate children's dream projects into reality.

    Important Documents

    80 G | 10/23C | 12A CAS | Pan Card of CAS | Donation account Detail | Registration Certificate | TAN NUMBER OF CAS