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.
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
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
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.
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.
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