The Bharath Abhyudaya Seva Samithi (BASS), is an Indian Progressive Service Society, located in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh is a registered non-governmental voluntary organization established in 1978. BASS seeks to improve the livelihoods of children, youth, women and vulnerable people—those who are at the highest risk due to challenging socio-economic conditions. BASS works to bring relief and opportunity to rural and urban communities negatively impacted by poverty. The activities of the organization seek to promote social justice, equality and empowerment to disadvantaged peoples and victims of disasters in the Guntur district. BASS facilitates many activities including: educational, economic, social, health care and emergency relief and rehabilitation services. For the past 33 years, BASS has been actively organizing relief and rehabilitation services, providing much needed resources to disaster victims and displaced people.


BASS Registrations

BASS is legally entitled to receive charitable donations as a registered organization under the Societies Registration Act 1860 with registered No.162 of 1978 dated 16-12-1978. BASS also registered with the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs under the Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Act, 1976 with registered number 010190145 dated  14-8-1992; As well as BASS being registered under 12 A of Income Tax Act 1961 dated 27-2-2004. BASS annually submits financial and income tax documentation to the Government of India’s Ministry of Home Affairs. The organization’s Executive Body is regularly renewed, as per our organizational bylaws.

BASS is a permanent member of the Andhra Pradesh State Disaster Mitigation Committee representing from Guntur district, and is also a member of the Andhra Pradesh Forum, a network of Catholic relief organizations who work to bring aid and relief to the disaster prone districts in the Andhra Pradesh state.

BASS is also members to the National Child Labor project and Rajiv Vidaya Mission through Aid et Action, Guntur. BASS is currently partners with Caritas India, Survive Miva, United Kingdom, Action Medeor, IKO Belgium, Global Giving UK, Better Place, Germany, Bet Leve Foundation, USA and other local/community and government agencies.

BASS sites are administered and programs implemented by 18 qualified and specifically skilled staff members and 10 dedicated volunteers.  The chief Coordinator of BASS is Mr. Joseph Anthony Chukka who earned the diploma in Community Based Development in 2004 from Coady International Institute, St. Francis Xavier University of Canada. Additionally, Mr. Anthony specializes in the eradication of child labor—which is a critical aspect of our work.


BASS maintains an experienced team of medical doctors and health care providers who oversee the wellbeing of project beneficiaries.  BASS is a forerunner in serving the poor, and as such seeks to create an enabling environment wherein beneficiaries’ livelihoods are improved and their vulnerabilities are mitigated. BASS maintains an office building in the city of Guntur, as well as field offices in Gopalapuram village.

BASS gets as best an appreciation award from the Government of Andhra Pradesh on 15th August 2012 for the efficient services rendering in the district.