About Us


In 1975, Antony Samy, as a young aspirant pursuing studies in social sciences at Mumbai witnessed the dismal condition of the persons affected by leprosy living in self-settled colonies in one of the suburbs of Mumbai. Soon after acquiring his master’s degree in Social Welfare Administration, he brought together a few likeminded people and founded ALERT-INDIA in 1978 primarily to detect, treat and cure this disease well before the affected people fall prey to social exclusion. Since then the organization has grown and contributing to established leprosy control activities in the poor communities and ensure the rights of people affected by leprosy.

Legal Identity

ALERT-INDIA is registered under the following:
  • Public Charitable Trust [Reg. No. F-7293 (BOM) dated 16 January 1982]
  • Society Registration Act [Reg. No. BOM 837/81 G.B.B.S.D. dated 24 November 1981];
  • U/S 12A of Income Tax (IT) Act 1961 dated 17 December 1982;
  • Donations are exempted under 80G of IT Act from 1.4.2011 [Reg. No. DIT (E)/ITO (Tech) / 80G / 1013 / 2010-11 dated 31-1-2011]
  • Foreign Contribution Regulation Act 1976 [Reg. No. 083780109 dated 18 February 1985].

* Memorandum of Association and Rules & Regulations are available on request.


ALERT-INDIA is governed by

Dr. P. H. Maniar

Hon. Chairman

Ms. Kishwar Nensey

Hon. Vice Chairman

Mr. George Thomas

Hon. Secretary

Ms. Leena Joshi

Hon. Treasurer

Dr. Ashok B. Shah


Mr. Balakrishnan Mangad


Mr. A. Antony Samy

Ex. Officio

Dr. Waman S. Bhatki

Co-opted Member

Ms. Stella Mancheril

Co-opted Member

Ms. Veera M. Rao

Co-opted Member

Technical Team

ALERT-INDIA has a team of qualified and experienced medical and health personnel with different potential and competence. The technical staff are engaged in planning, implementing and monitoring disease control programs in different geographical locations as well as capacity building of the health personnel of government and NGO including advocacy role.


ALERT-INDIA partners with more than 60 NGOs and CBOs from health and development sector as well as with local self government (Municipal Corporations & Councils) and the health departments of Maharashtra state and Indian government in the fight against leprosy and other communicable diseases.

* Annual reports and financial statements are available on publications page.