About us
 

Our Trust Association was incorporated as a Company under the Indian Companies Act 1913 as a non-profit making Company originally as The B.D.T.A. Ltd. and subsequently changed to The B.D.T.A. Pvt Ltd.. in 1962 We are also duly register a Trust under the Bombay Public Trust Act 1950.

As per the Articles of Memorandum of Association we are empowered to hold and manage Anglican Trust properties like Churches, Institutions, Schools, Cemetries etc. spread over Western India covering the area of the old Bombay Presidency. These properties are now forming a part of states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa and North Karnataka.

These immovable properties have been transferred to our Trust Association through the regular process of law i.e. Court orders and decrees. We are thus managing properties transferred to us by the S.S.J.E. i.e. St. John the Evangelist Trust Association, the C.M.T.A i.e. Church Missionary Trust Association Ltd., S.P.G Mission Society for propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts in the Diocese of Bombay, Society for All Saints and Sisters of the Poor.

Some properties were vested in the Trust Association through the then Anglican Bishop of Bombay under the old Anglican setup under the CIPBC and some properties are held as Managing trustees for the Indian Church Trustees (which are bare holding Trustees). and alos to proted properties from being encloaded upon by artisocial elements, or grabbed by powerful anti christition activist.

The only source of income for us has been the Interest derived from funds invested in Bank Fixed Deposits and Securities duly approved by The Hon. Charity Commissioner Mumbai. Since this income has become totally insufficient to meet the ever rising cost of administrative expenses & expenditure incurred to fulfill Aims and objects of our Trust Association, we have to undertak the development of properties which were lying idle and vacant and fetched no income. Housing projects to provide homes to the low-income group of the community lare being undertaken. Many needy persons of our community have been provided houses at concessional rates in our projests. We are filing returns regularly with Charity Commissioner, Mumbai, Register of Companies and Income Tax Authorities to whom we are responsible. Our records are uptodate with these Government Authorities.

An era covering 75 years cannot be without storms particularly in our community where conflict, divisions, jealousy and hatred are wildly prevalent and is damaging the image of our Religion which basically preaches love, unity. fellowship and brotherhood. This is more so in present times when Christians are aware that the Missionaries have left behind large properties which are lying unused. As soon as our Trust Association started developing such properties selfishness, greed and corruption started spreading its tantacles. This had to be nipped in the bud and complete revamp of the Board of Directors was done in the year 1994. These replaced persons have formed paralled BDTA’S. Keeping the above in view for the benefit of the whole Christian community and Church hierarchy a clarification regarding our legal status has been included in these pages.

God has been faithful to our Trust Association and by His Grace alone we have been able to achieve whatever little possible. There is still much to be accomplished and we have to press ??? towards that goal of high calling.


Rev. Dr Prabhakar B. Amolik
Hon. Secretary

 
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