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Treasury report and Budget – Church of North India 2014-2017

TREASURER’S REPORT FOR THE PERIOD 2014 – 2017

 

Respected Moderator, The Most Rev. Dr. P.K. Samantaroy, Deputy Moderator, The Rt. Rev. Dr. P.C. Singh, General Secretary, Mr. Alwan Masih, representatives from Overseas Partner Churches, Honorable Bishops, members of the 16th Synod, Invitees, brothers and sisters in Christ.

It is my joy and privilege to present a realistic, pragmatic and action oriented Treasurer’s report for the last triennium to the 16th Ordinary Synod under the fear of our Almighty God. This report is not the usual traditional and statutory report, but a report of joys, pains, blessings, experiences and to give an account to this body of Christ which has entrusted the responsibility to me as a Honorary Treasurer of the Church of North India Synod.

It is a blessing of God that under the strategic plan, the CNI Synod has switched over from an unhealthy financial situation to a Healthy Finance. It is all happened due to a firm faith in our Lord Jesus Christ who said “Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find; Knock and the door will be opened to you ”. It is a result of your Prayers, Cooperation and blessing of our Almighty God that since 2010, the CNI Synod is always in surplus and has a surplus of Rs. 62,00,979.25 for the year 2016-2017.

It is further a matter of great joy to express gratitude to the Almighty God for His guidance and wisdom that there is no paucity of funds, stability of cash flow is continuing. Revised salaries of Bishops/CNI Synod Staff, pension of retired Bishops/Presbyters,Provident Fund and gratuity payment are always sent regularly as required.

 

STATUS OF ACCUMULATED DEFICIT

 

STATEMENT OF ACCUMULATED DEFICIT FOR THE PERIOD

 

FROM 2010 ‐ 2011 TO 2016 ‐ 2017

YEAR SURPLUS DEFICIT ACCUMULATED DEFICT
Accumulated deficit as on 31.03.2010
33,133,843.47
33,133,843.47
2010 – 2011 743,394.93 32,390,448.54
2011 – 2012 4,184,954.64 28,205,493.90
2012 – 2013 3,698,956.04 24,506,537.86
2013 – 2014 4,116,108.62 20,390,429.24
2014 – 2015 3,712,537.21 16,677,892.03
2015 – 2016 5,470,010.25 11,207,881.78
2016 – 2017 6,200,979.25 5,006,902.53

 

It is a blessing of the Almighty God that the financial boat of CNI Synod is now in a safe and a comfortable zone.In the year 2009-2010,the accumulated deficit was Rs. 3,31,33,843.47 and the statutory auditor of CNI Synod, M/s Ray & Ray, put a remark related to the Balance Sheet that;

“It may be noted that the total accumulated Deficit of CNI Synod as on 31.3.2010, is Rs. 3,31,33,843.47, which is in excess of the aggregate of its Corpus Fund and Pension Fund as on the same date.This is a sign of depleting net worth and CNI Synod needs to urgently take corrective measure before the situation becomes irreversible”.

The efforts were made continuously by trusting the Lord to have a surplus every year. Our Almighty God heard our prayers and there was a surplus every year, which has enabled the CNI Synod to reduce its accumulated deficit from Rs.3,31,33,843.47 to Rs.50,06,902.53, as on 31.03.2017.

The surplus of every year confirm our faith and trust in our Lord Jesus Christ who said

“Ask and it will be given to you”, Seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”

 

AUDITED STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS, BALANCE SHEEETS AND BUDGETS

 

According to the provision of the CNI Constitution vide its Clause – VII, Section – V, Chapter – IV, Part – II , the Audited Statement of Accounts, the Auditor’s Reports, Balance Sheets and Budgets from 2014-2015 to 2016-2017 have been submitted through the Finance Committee to the Executive Committee of the Synod of the Church of North India for its approval as mentioned below :

YEAR RECOMMENDATION OF THE APPROVAL OF THE
FINANCE COMMITTEE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF
THE SYNOD OF THE CHURCH
OF NORTH INDIA
2015-2016 Recommended vide its Resolution Approved vide its Resolution No.
No. FC:18:15-384 in its meeting EC:96:2015-330 dated 20th and
dated 4th August, 2015. 21st August, 2015
2016-2017 Recommended vide its Approved vide its Resolution No.
Resolution No.FC:20:16-426 in EC:98:2016-483 dated 17th and
18th August, 2016.
its meeting dated 27th July,
2016.
2017-2018 Recommended vide its Approved vide its Resolution No.
Resolution No.FC:22:17-469 in EC:100:2017-552 dated 2nd and
3rd August, 2017.
its meeting dated 22nd July,
2017.

 

BUDGET

It is a matter of joy that the tradition of Zero Deficit Budget has been continuing for all the years since 2011 to 2017 which were approved by the CNI Synod Executive Committee on the recommendation of Finance committee year wise. The said budget is not only an instrument to know about the Income and Expenditure of CNI Synod but it also reflects the future plans, vision and the programs of the Church for His Mission.

 

BUDGETS FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR FROM 2015 – 2016 TO 2017 – 2018

 

S.No. PARTICULARS BUDGET FOR BUDGET FOR BUDGET FOR
THE YEAR THE YEAR THE YEAR
2015 – 2016 2016 – 2017 2017 – 2018
INCOME
1 ASSESSMENT FROM DIOCESES 1,30,00,000.00 1,50,00,000.00 1,65,00,000.00
2 DONATION FOR HOSPITALITY 50,00,000.00 50,00,000.00 45,00,000.00
3 INTEREST ON INVESTMENTS 25,00,000.00 20,00,000.00 20,00,000.00
4 INTEREST FROM INVESTMENT OF PROPERTIES (PRESTIGE POINT) 36,50,000.00 32,00,000.00 30,00,000.00
5 DONATION & MISCELLANEOUS RECEIPTS 12,00,000.00 12,00,000.00 6,00,000.00
6 OVERSEAS BISHOPRIC FUNDS 26,00,000.00 26,00,000.00 26,00,000.00
7 APPEAL FEES 20,000.00 20,000.00 21,000.00
8 GRANT FROM CNI TRUST ASSOCIATION 1,15,00,000.00 1,19,00,000.00 1,15,00,000.00
9 LOCAL CONTRIBUTION/DONATION FROM PROGRAMME OFFICE,
CNI/HPDP 5,00,000.00 2,00,000.00
10 TRAVEL POOL FOR 16th SYNOD 5,40,000.00 5,40,000.00 13,50,000.00
11 FUND RAISING THROUGH :
A. STEWARDSHIP AMBASADORS MINISTRY
(ii) MISSION PARTNERS SUPPORT (PDS MODEL/SAM) 19,23,854.00 25,00,000.00 50,00,000.00
B. CNI AND ITS RELATED TRUSTS 19,00,000.00 15,00,000.00 17,00,000.00
C. PARTNERS FOR PROGRAMMES 70,00,000.00 70,00,000.00 66,00,000.00
D. OTHER RESOURCES/INTEREST OF OTHER ENDOWMENT FUNDS 23,00,000.00 10,00,000.00 19,94,000.00
12 DESIGNATED PROGRAMME FUND 1,40,00,000.00 1,35,00,000.00 1,34,00,000.00
13 INTEREST INCOME OF ENDOWMENT FUNDS FOR PENSION 55,00,000.00 55,00,000.00 55,00,000.00

 

 

 

BUDGETS FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR FROM 2015 – 2016 TO 2017 – 2018

 

S.No. PARTICULARS BUDGET FOR BUDGET FOR BUDGET FOR
THE YEAR THE YEAR THE YEAR
2015 – 2016 2016 – 2017 2017 – 2018
14 FUND FOR WEAKER/NEEDY DIOCESE 6,00,000.00 7,00,000.00 6,00,000.00
15 FUND FOR CONSTRUCTION/REPAIR OF RURAL CHURCHES 5,00,000.00 5,00,000.00 5,00,000.00
16 INTEREST INCOME OF FUNDS FOR : –
A. CHILD CARE RESIDENTIAL MINISTRY 7,70,000.00 12,35,000.00 12,00,000.00
B. HIGHER EDUCATION 3,50,000.00 1,60,000.00 1,50,000.00
C. STEWARDSHIP AMBASADORS MINISTRY CONTRIBUTION/
OTHER RESOURCES 10,00,000.00 11,00,000.00 12,00,000.00
D. SUPPORT TO PASTOR CHILDREN/THEOLOGICAL STUDIES 3,50,000.00 1,60,000.00 1,50,000.00
17 CONTRIBUTION FROM UCNITA TO FULFILL THE AIMS AND
OBJECTIVES OF THE TRUST 15,00,000.00 12,00,000.00
18 SATHYANIKETAN SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY – INTEREST INCOME 3,00,000.00
19 GRANT FROM UCNITA TO CREATE ENDOWMENT FUND FOR
SATHYANIKETAN SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY 3,00,000.00
TOTAL INCOME = 7,67,03,854.00 7,80,15,000.00 8,18,65,000.00

 

 

BUDGETS FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR FROM 2015 – 2016 TO 2017 – 2018

 

S.No. PARTICULARS BUDGET FOR BUDGET FOR BUDGET FOR
THE YEAR THE YEAR THE YEAR
2015 – 2016 2016 – 2017 2017 – 2018
EXPENDITURE
1 AUDIT FEES 1,00,000.00 1,50,000.00 1,70,000.00
2 ELECTION OF BISHOPS 9,00,000.00 14,00,000.00 10,00,000.00
3 EMPLOYER’S CONTRIBUTION TO SUPERANNUATION 9,00,000.00 7,00,000.00 6,50,000.00
4 GRATUITY PREMIUM 11,50,000.00 12,00,000.00 12,00,000.00
5 INSURANCE 3,00,000.00 3,00,000.00 2,70,000.00
6 MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES 2,48,854.00 2,40,000.00 2,00,000.00
7 OFFICE CAR EXPENSES 3,00,000.00 2,00,000.00 2,00,000.00
8 OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES 20,00,000.00 22,00,000.00 22,00,000.00

 

 

BUDGETS FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR FROM 2015 – 2016 TO 2017 – 2018

 

S.No. PARTICULARS BUDGET FOR BUDGET FOR BUDGET FOR
THE YEAR THE YEAR THE YEAR
2015 – 2016 2016 – 2017 2017 – 2018
9 MAINTAINANCE OF FIXED ASSETS (Maintainance/
Security Expenses of CNI Bhavan) :
Maintainance Expenses of CNI Bhavan 4,00,000.00 4,00,000.00 2,00,000.00
Security Expenses of CNI Bhavan 8,00,000.00
10 SALARIES & ALLOWANCES 1,86,00,000.00 2,15,00,000.00 2,50,00,000.00
11 PENSION TO RETIRED EMPLOYEES 57,00,000.00 52,00,000.00 52,00,000.00
12 LEGAL EXPENSES 15,00,000.00 25,00,000.00 30,00,000.00
13 FUND FOR REPLACEMENT OF G.S/TREASURER’S VEHICLE 1,00,000.00 1,00,000.00 1,00,000.00
14 RESERVE FUND FOR REVISION OF SALARY AND PENSION 2,00,000.00 2,00,000.00 1,00,000.00
15 CLEARING FOR LIABILITIES 1,00,000.00 1,00,000.00 1,00,000.00
16 CORPUS FUND FOR PENSION 2,00,000.00 1,00,000.00 50,000.00
17 DEPRECIATION FUND 1,00,000.00 1,00,000.00 1,00,000.00
18 AFFILIATION FEES 17,00,000.00 10,00,000.00 10,00,000.00
19 MEETING AND CONSULTATION :
A. EXECUTIVE COMM. & OFFICE BEARERS MEETING 16,00,000.00 20,00,000.00 17,00,000.00
B.1. STANDING COMMITTEE & COMMISSIONS 10,00,000.00 8,00,000.00 8,00,000.00
B.2. STEWARDSHIP AMBASSADOR’S MEETING 5,00,000.00 7,00,000.00 5,00,000.00
C. OFFICE BEARERS /MODERATOR’S COMMISSARY TRAVELLING 6,00,000.00 7,00,000.00 5,00,000.00
20 CNI SYNOD COURT 1,00,000.00 1,00,000.00 1,00,000.00
21 LEGAL CELL ESTABLISHMENT/LEGAL COORDINATION COMMITTEE 5,00,000.00 5,00,000.00 4,00,000.00
22 MEDICAL HELP FOR RETIRED PASTORS AND BISHOPS 1,00,000.00 1,00,000.00 1,00,000.00
23 BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE/BISHOP COUNCIL MEETING 6,00,000.00 5,00,000.00 5,00,000.00
24 SYNODICAL WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE 1,00,000.00 2,00,000.00 2,00,000.00
25 SYNODICAL YOUTH FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE 2,00,000.00 2,00,000.00 2,00,000.00
26 REIMBURSEMENT OF EDUCATION & THEOLOGICAL BOOKS 25,000.00 25,000.00 25,000.00

 

 

BUDGETS FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR FROM 2015 – 2016 TO 2017 – 2018

 

S.No. PARTICULARS BUDGET FOR BUDGET FOR BUDGET FOR
THE YEAR THE YEAR THE YEAR
2015 – 2016 2016 – 2017 2017 – 2018
27 REVIEW OF PERFORMANCE OF PROGRAMMES 2,00,000.00 2,00,000.00 2,00,000.00
28 WEAKER/NEEDY DIOCESAN SUPPORT 10,00,000.00 6,00,000.00 5,00,000.00
29 COACHING FOR IAS/IPS/IFS/IRS/Ph.D/D.D/M.S/M.D/M.Th./
B.Ed/M.S.W/M.Sc Nursing and MBA (in Education,
Management and Resource Development) 20,00,000.00 11,00,000.00 11,00,000.00
30 THEOLOGICAL SCHOLARSHIP : (a) B.D,B.Th. (b) M.Th,D.D.
(c) B.D,B.Th.,M.Th.,D.D.,for women 15,00,000.00 13,00,000.00 13,00,000.00
31 CHILD CARE RESIDENTIAL MINISTRY UNDER PDS MODEL
(Parent-Diocese-Synod) 30,00,000.00 42,00,000.00 39,00,000.00
32 HOSPITALITY EXPENSES 30,00,000.00 30,00,000.00 33,00,000.00
33 PROVISION FOR 16th SYNOD MEETING 20,00,000.00 15,00,000.00 60,00,000.00
34 STAFF WELFARE AND TRAINING PROGRAMME 1,50,000.00 1,00,000.00 50,000.00
35 ENDOWMENT FUND FOR HPDP 3,00,000.00 1,00,000.00 50,000.00
36 GRANT TO THEOLOGICAL COLLEGES 2,00,000.00 2,00,000.00 1,50,000.00
37 PEOPLE’S LISTENING PROGRAMME 2,00,000.00 2,00,000.00 1,50,000.00
38 MODERATOR’S DISCRETIONARY FUND 1,50,000.00 1,50,000.00 1,50,000.00
39 CNI SYNOD PRIORITY PROGRAMMES :
(A) LAITY TRAINING FOR MINISTRY OF WITNESS AND SERVICE 4,00,000.00 4,00,000.00 3,00,000.00
(B) STEWARDSHIP WORKSHOPS/SEMINAR AND TRAINING
PROGRAMME 8,00,000.00 6,00,000.00 4,50,000.00
(C) MISSION – EVANGELISM
I. Gospel Conventions 4,00,000.00 3,00,000.00 3,00,000.00
II. Evangelistic Training Programmes 3,00,000.00 3,00,000.00 2,00,000.00
III. Subsidy for Diocesan Evangelism Director/
Stewardship Promoter 4,00,000.00 4,00,000.00 4,00,000.00
IV. Subsidy for appointment of Evangelists in the diocese 7,00,000.00 6,00,000.00
(D) RE-STRUCTURING THE STRUCTURE 3,00,000.00 2,00,000.00 2,00,000.00

 

 

BUDGETS FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR FROM 2015 – 2016 TO 2017 – 2018

 

S.No. PARTICULARS BUDGET FOR BUDGET FOR BUDGET FOR
THE YEAR THE YEAR THE YEAR
2015 – 2016 2016 – 2017 2017 – 2018
(E) CNI IMAGE BUILDING IN THE SECULAR WORLD 2,00,000.00 4,00,000.00 3,00,000.00
(F) ENHANCEMENT OF MANAGEMENT SKILLS IN
COMMUNICATION IN THE DIOCESES 3,00,000.00 2,00,000.00
(G) PROMOTION OF COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT OF CNI 3,00,000.00 3,00,000.00 2,00,000.00
40 SYNOD STEWARDSHIP DIRECTOR,YOUTH DIRECTOR, CHILD CARE
RESIDENTIAL MINISTRY DIRECTOR,EVANGELISM DIRECTOR AND
MODERATOR’S CHAPLAIN (SALARY/HONORARIUM) 10,00,000.00 7,00,000.00 6,00,000.00
41 CNI PROGRAMMES :
(A) SENIOR CHURCH MEMBERS CARE PROGRAMME 1,00,000.00 1,00,000.00
(B) CAREER AND COUNSELLING PROGRAMME FOR YOUTH 5,00,000.00 3,00,000.00 2,00,000.00
(C) SUNDAY SCHOOL 5,00,000.00 4,00,000.00 3,00,000.00
(D) EVANGELISTIC PROGRAMME IN AHWA DANG 4,00,000.00 4,00,000.00 4,00,000.00
(E) YOUTH LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT FOR TRANSFORMATION
MISSION 4,00,000.00 4,00,000.00 3,00,000.00
(F) COMMUNITY STUDY CENTRE 5,00,000.00 5,00,000.00 5,00,000.00
(G) COMPUTER TRAINING FOR DALIT/ TRIBAL/NEEDY/POOR 3,00,000.00 3,00,000.00 2,00,000.00
(H) ANTI HUMAN TRAFFICKING PROGRAMME 8,00,000.00 8,00,000.00 5,00,000.00
(I) FACILITATION EXPENSES ;
(1) Administrative expenses of Programme Office,CNI 14,00,000.00 11,00,000.00 12,00,000.00
(2) Renovation expenses of Programme Office,CNI and SAM 11,00,000.00 7,00,000.00
(J) PROGRAMMES RELATED TRAVEL 5,00,000.00 3,00,000.00 3,00,000.00
(K) LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR BISHOPS 5,00,000.00 4,00,000.00 4,00,000.00
(L) B.D./M.TH. PASTORS TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR
FUTURE LEADERSHIP 4,00,000.00 4,00,000.00 3,00,000.00
42 GRANT TO SBHS 2,00,000.00 1,00,000.00 1,00,000.00
43 CORPUS FUND FOR STEWARDSHIP AMBASADOR’S MINISTRY 3,50,000.00 3,00,000.00 2,00,000.00

 

 

S.No. PARTICULARS BUDGET FOR BUDGET FOR BUDGET FOR
THE YEAR THE YEAR THE YEAR
2015 – 2016 2016 – 2017 2017 – 2018
44 CORPUS FUND FOR CNI SYNOD 5,00,000.00 3,00,000.00 2,00,000.00
45 SUBSIDY FOR CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR OF RURAL
PASTOR’S HOUSE 5,00,000.00 4,00,000.00 3,00,000.00
46 DIOCESAN PLAN FOR THREE YEARS 5,00,000.00 3,00,000.00 2,00,000.00
47 CONSTRUCTION/REPAIR OF RURAL CHURCHES 5,00,000.00 4,00,000.00 3,00,000.00
48 INTER DIOCESAN PASTOR’S PROGRAMME 2,00,000.00 2,00,000.00 2,00,000.00
49 DIOCESAN SECRETARY’S/TREASURER’S CONSULTATIONS 3,00,000.00 3,00,000.00 3,00,000.00
50 CNI CADRE TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR JESUS MISSION 4,50,000.00 3,50,000.00
51 PREPARATORY PROGRAMME FOR PARAMEDICAL COURSES 4,00,000.00 3,50,000.00 2,00,000.00
52 SCHOLARSHIP TO PASTOR’S CHILDREN FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
& PROFESSIONAL TRAINING COURSES 10,00,000.00 5,00,000.00 5,00,000.00
53 ENDOWMENT OF SBSS 2,00,000.00 2,00,000.00 10,00,000.00
54 WOMEN SELF HELP PROGRAMME (SAM/SBSS) 10,00,000.00 5,00,000.00 3,00,000.00
55 DALIT & TRIBAL ISSUES AND AWARENESS PROGRAMMES 10,00,000.00 6,00,000.00 4,00,000.00
56 NURSING SCHOLARSHIP FOR NEEDY AND ORPHAN STUDENTS 15,00,000.00 15,00,000.00 20,00,000.00
57 GRADUATION SCHEME FOR PREPARATION OF THEOLOGICAL
TRAINING/B.D. 3,00,000.00 2,00,000.00 1,00,000.00
58 TARGET REVIEW WORKSHOP OF PRESIDENTS/SECRETARIES OF
STANDING COMMITTEES OF SYNOD/BOARDS/TRUSTS WITH OFFICE
BEARERS OF SYNOD 3,00,000.00 2,00,000.00 2,00,000.00
59 PROVISION FOR PENSION SCHEME FOR SYNOD STAFF/BOARDS/
TRUSTS/BISHOPS 3,50,000.00 2,50,000.00
60 PROVISION FOR HEALTH BENEFIT SCHEME/MEDICAL ALLOWANCE
TO BISHOPS AND SYNOD STAFF 2,30,000.00
61 NON FORMAL TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR YOUTH/SKILL
DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR YOUTH 10,00,000.00 10,00,000.00 9,00,000.00
62 PURCHASE OF COMPUTERS AND OTHER OFFICE EQUIPMENTS 5,00,000.00 7,00,000.00 4,00,000.00

 

 

S.No. PARTICULARS BUDGET FOR BUDGET FOR BUDGET FOR
THE YEAR THE YEAR THE YEAR
2015 – 2016 2016 – 2017 2017 – 2018
63 BENEFIT TO NEW ORDAINED THEOLOGICAL PRESBYTERS 3,00,000.00 2,00,000.00 2,00,000.00
64 CONSULTATIONS (INCLUDING PROPERTY CONSULTATIONS)/
WORKSHOPS/SEMINARS/CONFERENCES FOR EDUCATIONAL
HEAD OF INSTITUTIONS – ICSE/CBSE/TECHNICAL BOARDS/
STATE BOARDS AND HOSTEL WARDEN 2,00,000.00 4,00,000.00 3,00,000.00
65 ENDOWMENT FOR THEOLOGICAL SCHOLARSHIPS/
SATHYANIKETAN SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY 10,00,000.00 5,00,000.00
66 CNI SYNOD GOSPEL CONVENTION 8,00,000.00 8,00,000.00
67 ENHANCEMENT OF EFFICIENCY AND TEACHING SKILL OF
AIDED SCHOOLS’S TEACHERS AND OTHERS 3,00,000.00
68 PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME OF DIOCESAN
PASTORS FOR HOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT OF CHURCH 3,00,000.00
TOTAL EXPENDITURE = 7,67,03,854.00 7,80,15,000.00 8,18,65,000.00

 

 

SUMMARY OF BUDGETS FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR FROM 2015 – 2016 TO 2017-2018

 

TOTAL INCOME 7,67,03,854.00 7,80,15,000.00 8,18,65,000.00
TOTAL EXPENDITURE 7,67,03,854.00 7,80,15,000.00 8,18,65,000.00

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE BUDGETS

Increase in the allocation of budgeted amount

 

Analysis of budgets for the year 2015 – 2016,2016 – 2017 and 2017 – 2018 is as given below.

 

PARTICULARS 2015 – 2016 2016 – 2017 2017 – 2018
Budgeted Income 7,67,03,854.00 7,80,15,000.00 8,18,65,000.00

 

 

MARY OF BUDGET ALLOCATION MADE FOR VARIOUS PURPOSES

 

Particulars 2015 – 2016 2016 – 2017 2017 – 2018
Amount % Amount % Amount %
Administrative Expenses 3,81,73,854.00 49.77 3,95,15,000.00 50.65 4,31,15,000.00 52.67
Endowment Funds/Corpus 22,00,000.00 2.87 26,50,000.00 3.40 25,50,000.00 3.11
Reserve Fund 20,00,000.00 2.61 15,00,000.00 1.92 60,00,000.00 7.33
Meetings and Consultations 43,00,000.00 5.61 47,00,000.00 6.02 40,00,000.00 4.89
Legal Expenses 21,00,000.00 2.74 31,00,000.00 3.98 35,00,000.00 4.27
Programmes 2,79,30,000.00 36.40 2,65,50,000.00 34.03 2,27,00,000.00 27.73
Total Amount = 7,67,03,854.00 100% 7,80,15,000.00 100% 8,18,65,000.00 100%

 

 

ASSESSMENT/PEOPLE’S GIVING

 

It was a dream and conviction of our forefathers of the united Churches of the CNI that care of salaries of Bishops, Presbyters, Synod and Diocesan Staff be taken by the assessment of Synod and Diocese at their respective level. However this did not happen. It is also observed that proper efforts and right approach with positive attitude had not been adopted to realize the full assessment. Therefore, strategic plan was made to encourage and motivate the Dioceses with personal touch and love to give priority to the Synod assessment. It was a wonderful experience that personal contacts were made with all the Bishops and in turn, the Dioceses have responded positively by sending their assessment on time.

 

We give thanks and praise to our Lord Jesus Christ to give wisdom to further visualize, revive and materialise the conviction of our forefathers trusting our Lord once again from 2010.

 

The People’s Giving reflects the spiritual life of the congregation, their participation for Jesus Mission and to have a concern with needy brothers, sisters and children who do not have enough. It also promotes the visible spirit and organic unity of people’s Church. The people’s Church means “All the people of God not only the hierarchy or ordained Ministers”.

 

It has been felt with great concern that the salary of Bishops and others is very low by considering the standard of living, price index and basic needs. Efforts has been made from time to time from 2010 to 2017, but still the salary of Bishops and others are not sufficient to fulfil the basic needs in the existing era of materialistic world.

 

Considering all the facts stated above,the Executive Committee of Synod of the Church of North India has decided to introduce a policy for People’s Giving/Synod Assessment, w.e.f., 1st April, 2017, vide its resolution no.EC:100:2017-552.

 

  1. That all the Dioceses must pay at least the salary of a Bishop as a contribution to the CNI Synod.

 

  1. That the Dioceses whose income is upto Rs. 40 Lacs will pay Rs. 4 Lacs as a contribution to the CNI Synod.

 

  1. The Dioceses which are having income of more than Rs. 40 Lacs will pay 10% of the total income as a contribution to the CNI Synod with this understanding that the liabilities of the Dioceses, interest of Designated Endowments and donation given for a special purposes will not be included in the income of the Dioceses.

 

EXISTING POLICY FOR ASSESSMENT/PEOPLE’S

GIVING OF CNI SYNOD

ASSESSMENT PEOPLE’S
S.No. NAME OF DIOCESE GIVING FIXED FOR
2017 – 2018
1 PHULBANI 400,000.00
2 SAMBALPUR 400,000.00
3 KOLHAPUR 400,000.00
4 CUTTACK 400,000.00
5 MARATHWADA 400,000.00
6 LUCKNOW 400,000.00
7 PUNE 400,000.00
8 EASTERN HIMALAYA 400,000.00
/DARJEELING
9 NASIK 400,000.00
10 NORTH EAST INDIA/ASSAM 400,000.00
11 AGRA 2,000,000.00
12 ANDAMAN & NICOBAR 600,000.00
13 BARRACKPORE 700,000.00
14 BHOPAL 800,000.00
15 BOMBAY 900,000.00
16 CALCUTTA 900,000.00
17 CHHATTISHGARH 700,000.00
18 CHOTANAGPUR 2,000,000.00
19 CHANDIGARH 500,000.00
20 DELHI 1,300,000.00
21 DURGAPUR 600,000.00
22 GUJARAT 2,000,000.00
23 JABALPUR 800,000.00
24 NAGPUR 900,000.00
25 PATNA 600,000.00
26 RAJASTHAN 800,000.00
27 AMRITSAR 400,000.00
TOTAL AMOUNT = 20,500,000.00

 

 

STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT ON ASSESSMENT/PEOPLE’S GIVING FROM FINANCIAL YEAR 2016-2017 TO 2017-2018

 

S. Name of Diocese Assessment for Assessment Assessment for Assessment
No. the year received during the year received during
2016 – 2017 the year 2017 – 2018 the year
2016 – 2017 2017 – 2018 *
1 AGRA 16,59,792.00 16,59,792.00 20,00,000.00 17,36,844.00
2 AMRITSAR 2,12,144.00 2,12,144.00 4,00,000.00 4,00,000.00
3 ANDAMAN & NICOBAR 5,81,795.00 4,16,475.50 6,00,000.00 4,00,000.00
4 BARRACKPORE 5,94,803.00 9,00,000.00 7,00,000.00 4,00,000.00
5 BHOPAL 8,87,447.00 9,40,929.43 8,00,000.00 4,49,400.00
6 BOMBAY 9,04,604.00 9,04,604.00 9,00,000.00 4,00,000.00
7 CALCUTTA 4,66,717.00 4,66,717.00 9,00,000.00 9,00,000.00
8 CHANDIGARH 5,61,914.00 4,61,914.00 5,00,000.00 4,00,000.00
9 CHATTISGARH 10,23,517.00 5,12,256.00 7,00,000.00 3,12,000.00
10 CHOTANAGPUR 20,88,150.00 20,88,150.00 20,00,000.00 9,00,000.00
11 CUTTACK 2,25,000.00 2,25,000.00 4,00,000.00 2,00,000.00
12 DELHI 12,70,121.00 12,70,121.00 13,00,000.00 10,00,000.00
13 DURGAPUR 3,00,000.00 3,00,000.00 6,00,000.00 6,00,000.00
14 EASTERN HIMALAYA 2,38,566.00 2,38,566.00 4,00,000.00 3,28,728.39
15 GUJARAT 24,96,232.00 16,99,839.00 20,00,000.00 9,99,901.05
16 JABALPUR 6,09,753.00 6,09,753.00 8,00,000.00 8,19,262.00
17 KOLHAPUR 3,29,300.00 3,29,300.00 4,00,000.00 4,00,000.00
18 LUCKNOW 3,97,933.00 3,97,933.00 4,00,000.00 19,875.00
19 MARATHWADA 2,92,932.00 2,92,932.00 4,00,000.00 2,00,000.00
20 NAGPUR 8,55,474.00 8,55,474.00 9,00,000.00 2,00,000.00
21 NASIK 2,25,000.00 3,40,777.64 4,00,000.00 1,36,000.00
22 NORTH EAST INDIA 2,25,000.00 2,25,000.00 4,00,000.00 2,26,600.00
23 PATNA 3,00,000.00 3,00,000.00 6,00,000.00 4,00,000.00
24 PHULBANI 3,88,021.00 3,88,021.00 4,00,000.00 1,06,700.00
25 PUNE 3,24,790.00 1,02,272.00 4,00,000.00 2,22,518.00
26 RAJASTHAN 7,59,207.00 7,60,000.00 8,00,000.00 8,50,000.00
27 SAMBALPUR 2,00,000.00 2,24,913.00 4,00,000.00 1,20,000.00
TOTAL AMOUNT = 1,84,18,212.00 1,71,22,883.57 2,05,00,000.00 1,31,27,828.44
* As at 25th September 2017

 

PERCENTAGE OF SYNOD ASSESSMENT/PEOPLES’ GIVING WITH THE TOTAL INCOME OF THE SYNOD FOR THE PERIOD FROM FINANCIAL

YEAR 2014 – 2015 TO 2016 – 2017

 

Contribution in
Financial Year Synod Assessment /People’s percentage of the Total Income of the
Giving Received Total Income of the Synod
Synod
2014 – 2015 1,21,41,136.00 23.93% 5,07,45,288.66
2015 – 2016 1,40,96,952.65 25.93% 5,43,65,050.88
2016 – 2017 1,71,22,883.57 34.23% 5,00,20,982.34

 

PERCENTAGE OF SYNOD ASSESSMENT/PEOPLES’ GIVING WITH THE SALARIES OF BISHOPS AND SYNOD STAFF FOR THE PERIOD FROM

 

FINANCIAL YEAR 2014 – 2015 TO 2016 – 2017

 

Relationship of Synod
Budgeted amount Assessment/People’s
Synod Assessment/People’s Giving with Budgeted
Financial Year for Bishops/Synod
Giving Received amount for
Staff Salaries
Bishops/Synod Staff
Salaries ( % )
A B C D(=B/C%)
2014 – 2015 1,21,41,136.00 1,86,00,000.00 65.27%
2015 – 2016 1,40,96,952.65 2,15,00,000.00 65.57%
2016 – 2017 1,71,22,883.57 2,50,00,000.00 68.49%

 

 

PERCENTAGE OF SYNOD ASSESSMENT/PEOPLES’ GIVING WITH THE

 

TOTAL EXPENDITURE OF THE SYNOD FOR THE PERIOD FROM

 

FINANCIAL YEAR 2014 – 2015 TO 2016 – 2017

 

Relationship of Synod
Financial Year Synod Assessment/People’s Total Expenditure Assessment/People’s
Giving Received Giving with Total
Expenditure ( % )
A B C D(=B/C%)
2014 – 2015 1,21,41,136.00 4,67,32,569.90 25.98%
2015 – 2016 1,40,96,952.65 4,88,95,040.63 28.83%
2016 – 2017 1,71,22,883.57 4,38,20,003.09 39.08%

 

CHURCH OF NORTH INDIA SYNOD

 

INCOME AND EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT AS COMPILED FROM THE AUDIT REPORTS FOR THE

 

PERIOD FROM FINANCIAL YEAR 2014 – 2015 TO 2016 – 2017

 

S.NO. PARTICULARS 2014 – 2015 2015 – 2016 2016 – 2017
S.NO. INCOME 2014 – 2015 2015 – 2016 2016 – 2017
1 Donation for Hospitality 49,24,541.00 42,74,952.00 43,46,385.00
2 Overseas Contribution for CNI Work 7,60,196.00 4,22,396.00 9,38,800.00
3 General Assessment 1,21,41,136.00 1,40,96,952.65 1,71,22,883.57
4 Sundry Donation & Miscellaneous. Receipts 3,10,795.00 1,91,349.00 1,68,789.00
5 Interest on Investments 86,86,687.79 1,02,34,033.41 77,04,368.77
6 Overseas Bishopric Funds/USPG 1,61,505.00 66,84,523.00 31,56,942.00
7 Appeal Fees/Synod Court Fees 14,000.00 7,000.00 7,000.00
8 Income from Development of Properties 16,42,303.00 21,41,644.00 23,42,072.00
9 Grant from CNI Trust Association 1,02,78,068.00 1,19,00,000.00 94,75,000.00
10 Travel Pool 7,90,000.00
11 Contribution for 15th/16th Synod 20,29,436.00 3,00,000.00
12 Sale of Lucky coupons 20,78,774.00
13 Local Income from CNI HPDP – Nagpur 4,40,000.00
14 Fund Raised for Stewardhship Ambassdore Ministry 47,81,820.00 19,20,861.00 22,07,742.00
15 Fund raised for Weaker Diocese 4,00,000.00 2,77,992.00
16 Other Resource – Interest on Endowment Fund 7,00,000.00
17 Credit Balance Written Back 6,06,026.87 22,13,347.82
18 Skill Development Programme 22,51,000.00

 

TOTAL INCOME 5,07,45,288.66 5,43,65,050.88 5,00,20,982.34
S.NO. EXPENDITURE 2014 – 2015 2015 – 2016 2016 – 2017
1 Salaries and Allowances of Bishops 1,02,48,718.00 99,76,085.00 1,07,15,980.06
2 Salaries and Allowances of Secretariat Staff 97,18,980.00 95,73,597.50 1,17,66,222.00
3 Employer’s Contribution to CNI Superannuation 5,61,239.00
4 Meetings and Consultations 31,52,008.40 51,89,198.99 36,89,382.17
5 Bishop’s Election 9,29,499.78 16,81,165.01 9,76,845.00
6 Travel 7,92,514.58 6,59,397.77 8,42,813.20
7 Miscellaneous Expenses 2,32,420.25 1,63,285.60 1,88,237.00
8 Hospitality Expenses 35,18,082.00 38,01,320.00 36,18,653.75
9 Office Expenses 22,29,444.00 21,91,828.78 22,00,023.56

 

CHURCH OF NORTH INDIA SYNOD

INCOME AND EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT AS COMPILED FROM THE AUDIT REPORTS FOR THE

 

PERIOD FROM FINANCIAL YEAR 2014 – 2015 TO 2016 – 2017

 

S.NO. EXPENDITURE 2014 – 2015 2015 – 2016 2016 – 2017
10 Office Car/Scooter Expenses 2,11,408.36 1,66,399.13 2,03,354.09
11 Gratuity Premium 10,10,263.00 11,46,418.00 11,44,029.00
12 Pension for Diocesan Workers 22,90,914.45 51,87,364.00
13 Audit Fees 1,11,798.00 1,36,800.00 1,55,250.00
14 Insurance 2,56,566.00 99,647.00 2,07,161.00
15 Legal Expenses 3,15,448.82 25,03,149.83 17,05,105.00
16 Affiliation Fees 8,90,653.00 2,50,650.00 3,19,270.00
17 Repair & Maintenance of CNI Bhavan 5,03,822.00 4,94,932.00 6,31,906.00
18 Reimbursement of Education & Theological Books 4,650.00 2,400.00 3,000.00
19 Bishop’s Council Meeting 5,87,501.00 4,98,907.00 2,54,404.00
20 Depreciation 8,04,831.20 8,39,890.02 7,66,092.56
21 Career Guidence and Counselling Programme 30,000.00 30,000.00
22 Grant to Bishop College 1,00,000.00 1,00,000.00
23 Peoples Listening Programme 42,540.00
24 Revolving Scholarship -IAS/IPS/IRS etc.. 6,49,500.00 4,22,000.00 7,21,251.25
25 Retired pastors and bishops medical expense 83,544.80 67,316.00 64,096.00
26 Servicing Education Through Hostel 2,10,000.00 13,31,000.00 4,49,000.00
27 Spritual Revival programmes 1,05,000.00 3,65,000.00 4,51,882.45
28 SWFC Programmes 75,000.00 1,00,000.00 2,13,233.00
29 Review performance of Programmes 3,00,000.00 1,49,774.00 2,00,000.00
30 Alternaive Arrangement of SBHS 1,00,000.00
31 Stewardship Ministry Expenses 2,58,098.00 2,99,743.00 2,85,791.00
32 CNI image building in the secular world 1,64,586.00 1,89,780.00 4,03,407.00
33 Weaker/needy Diocesan support 4,00,000.00 2,77,992.00
34 Nonformal Training Programme 3,00,000.00 3,50,000.00
35 Repair & Renovation of Programme Office 6,00,000.00 7,32,375.00
36 15th Synod Meeting Expenses 65,04,778.26
TOTAL EXPENDITURE 4,67,32,569.90 4,88,95,040.63 4,38,20,003.09
Excess of Income Over Expenditure 40,12,718.76 54,70,010.25 62,00,979.25
GRAND TOTAL 2,82,55,397.95 3,92,24,252.38 4,24,80,516.40

 

COMPARISON OF INCOME WITH EXPENDITURE FOR THE PERIOD FROM FINANCIAL YEAR 2014 – 2015 TO 2016 – 2017

 

S.No. INCOME 2014 – 2015 2015 – 2016 2016 – 2017
A Total Income 5,07,45,288.66 5,43,65,050.88 5,00,20,982.34
B Percentage of Total Income Compared to Total Expenditure 108.59% 111.19% 114.15%
Total Expenditure 4,67,32,569.90 4,88,95,040.63 4,38,20,003.09

 

 

BALANCE SHEET AS COMPILED FROM THE AUDIT

 

REPORTS FOR THE PERIOD FROM FINANCIAL YEAR 2014 ‐ 2015 TO 2016 ‐ 2017

 

PARTICULARS 2014 ‐ 2015 2015 ‐2016 2016 ‐ 2017
LIABILITIES
Corpus :
a. CNI Corpus 1,20,27,540.39 1,20,27,540.39 1,20,27,540.39
b. Pension Corpus 60,28,539.35 60,28,539.35 60,28,539.35
Special Fund 7,09,86,743.83 6,90,96,390.33 6,78,88,156.17
Programme A/c 56,48,961.73 30,63,633.67 17,37,227.19
Capital Reserve 2,17,37,245.02 2,17,37,245.02 2,19,59,195.02
Current Liabilities 91,59,536.83 93,92,542.38 76,75,344.78
Transmission A/c 2,92,56,232.58 3,57,61,520.69 4,09,68,525.33

 

Total 15,48,44,799.73 15,71,07,411.83 15,82,84,528.23

 

ASSETS
Fixed Assets 48,97,695.76 44,49,680.74 42,45,011.18
Investments 11,42,83,279.11 11,49,93,277.50 11,87,16,169.94
Current Assets 1,89,85,932.83 2,64,56,571.81 3,03,16,444.58
Deficit 1,66,77,892. 03 1,12,07,881.78 50,06,902.53
Total 15,48,44,799. 73 15,71,07,411.83 15,82,84,528.23

 

THEOLOGICAL SCHOLARSHIP

Theological Scholarship for Rs. 28,71,431/- has been disbursed to various Dioceses of the Church of North India for their B.Th.,B.D., M.Th., and D.Th., courses from the year 2014-2015 to 2016-2017. A provision of Rs. 13,00,000/-has also been made in the Budget of the Church of North India for the year 2017-2018. These Theological Scholarships have been disbursed to the Dioceses under the theological policy of the CNI duly approved by the CNI Synod Executive Committee bearing Resolution No. EC:87:2011-119 in its meeting held on 16th and 17th February, 2011. The CNI policy for disbursement of scholarship is hereby quoted below :

 

Each Diocese of CNI can apply for a maximum of five candidates for theological studies in an academic year.

 

Scholarships will be made available as follows :

 

  1. For B.D., and B.Th.,35% of the College Fees for boys and 50% for Girls.
  2. For M.Th., 50% of the College Fees for Boys and 75% for Girls.
  3. For Ph.D., 75% of the College Fees for Boys and 85% for Girls.
  4. The Dioceses should send applications to the General Secretary in a prescribed format.
  5. The scholarship amount will be sent to the concerned College with intimation to the concerned diocese.
  6. The Scholarship will be available only after the admission of the candidate.

 

The General Secretary will inform all concerned regarding the Scholarships.

 

DETAILS OF THEOLOGICAL SCHOLARSHIP PAID TO STUDENTS FOR FINANCIAL YEAR 2014 – 2015, 2015 – 2016 AND 2016 – 2017

 

S. NAME OF DIOCESE YEAR DETAILS OF COURSE AND AMOUNT TOTAL AMOUNT
No. NUMBER OF STUDENTS
B.D. B.TH. M.TH. D.TH. TOTAL
1 CALCUTTA 2014-2015 1 1 21,000.00
2015-2016 0
2016-2017 0 21,000.00
2 NASIK 2014-2015 1 1 2 36,278.00
2015-2016 2 1 3 57,278.00
2016-2017 0 93,556.00
3 NORTH EAST INDIA 2014-2015 3 3 72,000.00
2015-2016 4 4 93,000.00
2016-2017 5 5 1,04,843.00 2,69,843.00
4 RAJASTHAN 2014-2015 1 1 21,000.00
2015-2016 1 1 21,000.00
2016-2017 0 42,000.00
5 SAMBALPUR 2014-2015 4 1 5 99,423.00
2015-2016 4 1 5 92,423.00
2016-2017 2 1 3 64,423.00 2,56,269.00
6 DURGAPUR 2014-2015 3 3 72,000.00
2015-2016 2 2 51,000.00
2016-2017 2 2 42,000.00 1,65,000.00

 

 

 

DETAILS OF THEOLOGICAL SCHOLARSHIP PAID TO STUDENTS FOR FINANCIAL YEAR 2014 – 2015 , 2015 – 2016 AND 2016 – 2017

 

S. NAME OF DIOCESE YEAR DETAILS OF COURSE AND AMOUNT TOTAL AMOUNT
No. NUMBER OF STUDENTS
B.D. B.TH. M.TH. D.TH. TOTAL
7 DELHI 2014-2015 1 1 22,700.00
2015-2016 0
2016-2017 0 22,700.00
8 PUNE 2014-2015 1 2 3 60,556.00
2015-2016 3 1 4 85,584.00
2016-2017 1 1 45,000.00 1,91,140.00
9 EASTERN HIMALAYA 2014-2015 5 5 99,995.00
2015-2016 5 5 1,05,000.00
2016-2017 3 3 63,000.00 2,67,995.00
10 BARRACKPORE 2014-2015 2 2 42,000.00
2015-2016 0
2016-2017 0 42,000.00
11 AMRITSAR 2014-2015 0
2015-2016 2 2 42,000.00
2016-2017 0 42,000.00
12 CUTTACK 2014-2015 4 4 50,260.00
2015-2016 4 4 55,582.00
2016-2017 5 5 83,317.00 1,89,159.00
13 MARATHWADA 2014-2015 0
2015-2016 0
2016-2017 1 1 21,000.00 21,000.00
14 NAGPUR 2014-2015 0
2015-2016 2 1 3 66,278.00
2016-2017 1 1 30,000.00 96,278.00
15 KOLHAPUR 2014-2015 0
2015-2016 1 1 46,000.00
2016-2017 1 1 45,000.00 91,000.00
16 PATNA 2014-2015 3 3 42,000.00
2015-2016 0
2016-2017 0 42,000.00

 

DETAILS OF THEOLOGICAL SCHOLARSHIP PAID TO STUDENTS FOR FINANCIAL YEAR 2014 – 2015 , 2015 – 2016 AND 2016 – 2017

 

S. NAME OF DIOCESE YEAR DETAILS OF COURSE AND AMOUNT TOTAL AMOUNT
No. NUMBER OF STUDENTS
B.D. B.TH. M.TH. D.TH. TOTAL
17 CHHATTISGARH 2014-2015 1 1 30,000.00
2015-2016 4 4 93,000.00
2016-2017 5 5 1,04,843.00 2,27,843.00
18 CHOTANAGPUR 2014-2015 5 5 61,250.00
2015-2016 5 5 58,715.00
2016-2017 5 5 54,890.00 1,74,855.00
19 GUJARAT 2014-2015 3 2 5 91,000.00
2015-2016 0
2016-2017 1 1 2 51,000.00 1,42,000.00
20 BOMBAY 2014-2015 0
2015-2016 1 1 30,000.00
2016-2017 0 30,000.00
21 PHULBANI 2014-2015 4 4 82,000.00
2015-2016 2 2 45,000.00
2016-2017 4 4 87,000.00 2,14,000.00
22 JABALPUR 2014-2015 1 1 30,000.00
2015-2016 0
2016-2017 0 30,000.00
23 CHANDIGARH 2014-2015 0
2015-2016 1 1 21,000.00
2016-2017 4 4 84,000.00 1,05,000.00
24 LUCKNOW 2014-2015 0
2015-2016 1 1 18,393.00
2016-2017 3 3 55,400.00 73,793.00
25 BHOPAL 2014-2015 0
2015-2016 1 1 21,000.00
2016-2017 0 21,000.00
TOTAL AMOUNT 92 41 9 1 143 28,71,431.00 28,71,431.00

 

NOTE :  TOTAL NUMBERS OF STUDENTS TO WHOM THEOLOGICAL SCHOLARSHIPS PAID FOR THEIR B.D., B.Th., M.Th., AND D.Th., COURSES FOR THE PERIOD FROM 2014 – 2015, 2015 – 2016 AND 2016 – 2017 ARE = 99

 

OVERSEAS PARTNERS

 

The CNI Synod was receiving funds under two categories that are designated and un-designated funds. The designated funds are received and transferred to recipients for specific purposes. The recipients of the designated funds in turn submit the Utilization Certificate to the CNI Synod.

 

DETAILS OF FUNDS RECEIVED FROM VARIOUS OVERSEAS PARTNER CHURCHES/AGENCIES FROM FINANCIAL YEAR 2014 – 2015 TO 2016 – 2017

S.NO. NAME OF DONOR 2014 – 2015 2015 – 2016 2016 – 2017
1 Ashbourne Churches Together (ACT) 6,25,670.00 7,85,670.00 16,76,480.00
2 Ausbildungshilfe 16,30,000.00 14,91,000.00 22,20,919.00
3 Church of Scotland 38,69,109.53 23,98,750.00 30,20,536.00
4 Churches Together in Britain and Ireland 75,639.91 83,712.50 81,522.00
5 Common Global Ministries of UCC & UCC 17,90,270.00 12,99,969.00 6,73,279.00
6 Council for World Mission 19,02,488.00 22,95,516.00 1,02,389.00
7 C W M (Singapore) Ltd., 7,735.00
8 Methodist Church – Overseas Division,U.K. 63,76,420.00 45,76,475.00 93,12,872.34
9 Overseas Bishoprics Fund 63,62,757.00 29,96,777.00
10 Presbyterian Church in Ireland 4,41,450.00 5,64,601.00 4,34,115.00
11 Presbyterian Church in New Zealand 22,24,568.80 16,91,250.27 6,86,614.00
12 So Jeong Prebyterian 5,71,087.00 11,68,740.00
13 The Episcopal Church 1,11,074.00
14 United Church of Canada 8,16,750.00 7,36,200.00 6,05,040.00
15 U.S.P.G – London,U.K. 80,77,825.00 55,68,859.00 54,40,395.00
GRAND TOTAL 2,78,30,191.24 2,84,25,846.77 2,85,38,487.34

 

DETAILS OF PAYMENTS MADE OUT OF OVERSEAS FUNDS DURING THE PERIOD FROM 2014-2015 TO 2016-2017

 

NAME OF PAYEE PURPOSE OF PAYMENT MADE 2014 – 2015 2015 – 2016 2016 – 2017
Agra Non-formal education projects /
coaching classes. 50,000.00
Agra Other Activities 1,32,708.00 2,53,257.00
Total Amount = 1,82,708.00 2,53,257.00
Amritsar Construction / Repair / Maintenance of
places of worship. 9,04,716.00 4,01,146.00 9,28,809.25
Amritsar Non-formal education projects /
coaching classes. 5,42,446.17 4,75,000.00 7,69,126.00
Total Amount = 14,47,162.17 8,76,146.00 16,97,935.25
Barrackpore Grant of stipend / scholarship /
assistance in cash and kind to poor /
deserving children 4,491.00
Barrackpore Non-formal education projects /
coaching classes. 21,000.00 50,000.00
Total Amount = 21,000.00 4,491.00 50,000.00
Bombay Other Activities 2,37,956.00
Total Amount = 2,37,956.00
Calcutta Non-formal education projects /
coaching classes. 1,41,744.00
Calcutta Welfare of Children 2,10,768.00
Calcutta Awareness  camp/Workshop/Semimar/
Conference 1,65,932.50
Calcutta AIDS-Awarenes & Treatment & Rehabilitation 6,56,322.00 6,83,279.00
Calcutta Other Activities 20,121.00 19,180.00
Total Amount = 1,61,865.00 6,56,322.00 10,79,159.50
Chandigarh Constrcution/Repair/Maintenance of Places
of Worship 7,34,251.00
Chandigarh Non-formal education projects /
coaching classes. 3,08,180.00 2,17,409.00
Chandigarh Other Activities 93,731.00
Total Amount = 3,08,180.00 2,17,409.00 8,27,982.00
Chotanagpur Non-formal education projects /
coaching classes. 3,18,875.00 2,40,315.00
Chotanagpur Other Activities 6,09,236.00 6,55,176.00
Total Amount = 9,28,111.00 2,40,315.00 6,55,176.00
Cuttack Other Activities 83,317.00
Cuttack Non-formal education projects /
coaching classes. 6,03,000.00 6,03,000.00 6,03,000.00
Total Amount = 6,03,000.00 6,03,000.00 6,86,317.00
Delhi Establishment Expenses – Payment of
Salary & Honorarium 59,930.00 5,651.00
Delhi Other Activities 25,55,674.00 24,87,563.00 25,21,729.00
Total Amount = 26,15,604.00 24,93,214.00 25,21,729.00
Durgapur Construction / Running of hospital /
dispensary / clinic. 2,04,031.00 2,04,030.00
Durgapur Non-formal education projects /
coaching classes. 10,27,830.00 11,94,964.00 1,50,000.00
Total Amount = 12,31,861.00 13,98,994.00 1,50,000.00

 

 

DETAILS OF PAYMENTS MADE OUT OF OVERSEAS FUNDS DURING THE PERIOD FROM 2014-2015 TO 2016-2017

 

NAME OF PAYEE PURPOSE OF PAYMENT MADE 2014 – 2015 2015 – 2016 2016 – 2017
Eastern Himalaya Construction / Repair / Maintenance
of places of worship. 13,995.00 1,61,950.00
Eastern Himalaya Non-formal education projects /
coaching classes. 42,000.00
Eastern Himalaya Relief/Rehabiliation for Natural Calamity 76,700.00
Eastern Himalaya Welfare/Empowerment of Women 23,237.00
Eastern Himalaya Other Activities 2,36,454.23 41,911.00
Total Amount = 90,695.00 3,01,691.23 2,03,861.00
Gujarat Agricultural Activity 16,562.00
Gujarat Religious Schools/Education of
priests and preachers 75,497.00
Gujarat Welfare of Orphans 22,746.00
Gujarat Relief/Rehabiliation for Natural Calamity 1,168.44
Gujarat Non-formal education projects /
coaching classes. 50,000.00 94,120.00 13,29,000.00
Total Amount = 50,000.00 1,70,785.44 13,68,308.00
Jabalpur Non-formal education projects /
coaching classes. 50,000.00 50,000.00
Total Amount = 50,000.00 50,000.00
Kolhapur Non-formal education projects /
coaching classes. 80,000.00 50,000.00
Total Amount = 80,000.00 50,000.00
Nasik Other Activities 7,06,066.00 6,70,471.00 6,85,414.00
Total Amount = 7,06,066.00 6,70,471.00 6,85,414.00
North East India Non-formal education projects /
coaching classes. 50,000.00
North East India Other Activities 6,75,962.00 6,52,765.00
Total Amount = 7,25,962.00 6,52,765.00
Patna Construction and maintenance of school /
college. 6,25,670.00 6,25,670.00 3,00,000.00
Patna Awareness  camp/Workshop/Semimar/
Conference 1,60,000.00
Patna Non-formal education projects /
coaching classes. 42,000.00
Total Amount = 6,67,670.00 7,85,670.00 3,00,000.00
Phulbani Non-formal education projects /
coaching classes. 5,09,850.00 50,000.00
Phulbani Construction and running of hostel for
poor students. 3,00,000.00 5,75,882.00
Total Amount = 8,09,850.00 5,75,882.00 50,000.00
Rajasthan Non-formal education projects /
coaching classes. 3,50,000.00 7,67,362.17 3,32,270.00
Rajasthan Construction / Repair / Maintenance of
places of worship. 3,07,333.00 10,48,119.00 7,71,107.55
Rajasthan Construction and running of hostel for
poor students. 2,84,271.00
Total Amount = 9,41,604.00 18,15,481.17 11,03,377.55

 

 

 

DETAILS OF PAYMENTS MADE OUT OF OVERSEAS FUNDS DURING THE PERIOD FROM 2014-2015 TO 2016-2017

 

NAME OF PAYEE PURPOSE OF PAYMENT MADE 2014 – 2015 2015 – 2016 2016 – 2017
Sambalpur Establishment Expenses – Construction/
Extension/Maintenance of office,
administrative and other buildings 2,07,782.00
Sambalpur Non-formal education projects /
coaching classes. 28,000.00
Sambalpur Other Activities 62,423.00 34,423.00
Total Amount = 28,000.00 2,70,205.00 34,423.00
OTHERS
Delhi Brotherhood Society Non-formal education projects /
coaching classes. 8,31,900.00 4,15,950.00 12,47,850.00
Delhi Brotherhood Society Other Activities 8,43,843.00
Delhi Brotherhood Society wellfare/ Empowerment of Women 12,48,465.00
Total Amount = 29,24,208.00 4,15,950.00 12,47,850.00
Bishop’s College Non-formal education projects /
coaching classes. 2,79,000.00 3,12,500.00 3,46,350.00
Bishop’s College Other Activity 3,75,000.00 63,000.00
Bishop’s College Religious schools / education of
priests and preachers. 1,05,000.00 1,05,000.00
Total Amount = 2,79,000.00 7,92,500.00 5,14,350.00
Ruhama Charitable Trust Construction and running of hostel for
poor students. 2,30,000.00 45,000.00
Total Amount = 2,30,000.00 45,000.00
Christian Hospital – Jagadhri Construction / Running of hospital /
dispensary / clinic. 12,51,330.40 8,03,543.00 2,32,227.00
Christian Hospital – Jagadhri Grant of stipend / scholarship / assistance
in cash and kind to poor /
deserving children 5,07,000.00 5,63,765.00 7,54,387.00
Christian Hospital – Jagadhri Awareness  camp/Workshop/Semimar/
Conference 14,992.00
Total Amount = 17,58,330.40 13,82,300.00 9,86,614.00
Community of St. Stephen Other Activities 2,81,281.00 2,77,124.00
Total Amount = 2,81,281.00 2,77,124.00
Philadelphia Hospital Grant of stipend / scholarship / assistance
in cash and kind to poor /
deserving children 5,00,000.00 3,50,000.00 4,00,000.00
Philadelphia Hospital Construction and running of hostel for
poor students. 6,14,913.00
Total Amount = 11,14,913.00 3,50,000.00 4,00,000.00
Francis Newton Hospital Grant of stipend / scholarship /
assistance in cash and kind to poor /
deserving children 3,50,000.00 4,00,000.00 4,00,000.00
Total Amount = 3,50,000.00 4,00,000.00 4,00,000.00
Christian Medical College- Grant of stipend / scholarship /
Ludhiana assistance in cash and kind to poor /
deserving children 50,000.00 50,000.00 1,50,000.00
Total Amount = 50,000.00 50,000.00 1,50,000.00
Christian Hospital Berhampur Grant of stipend / scholarship /
assistance in cash and kind to poor /
deserving children 1,50,000.00

 

DETAILS OF PAYMENTS MADE OUT OF OVERSEAS FUNDS DURING THE PERIOD FROM 2014-2015 TO 2016-2017

 

NAME OF PAYEE PURPOSE OF PAYMENT MADE 2014 – 2015 2015 – 2016 2016 – 2017
Total Amount = 1,50,000.00
Thomas Mar Athanasius (TMA)
Institute of Counselling Other Activities 30,000.00 30,000.00
Total Amount = 30,000.00 30,000.00
United Christian Institute Grant of stipend / scholarship /
assistance in cash and kind to poor /
deserving children 3,50,000.00 3,50,000.00 7,50,000.00
Total Amount = 3,50,000.00 3,50,000.00 7,50,000.00
Madras Theological Seminary Non-formal education projects /
& College coaching classes. 40,000.00 45,000.00
Total Amount = 40,000.00 45,000.00
Gujarat United School of Non-formal education projects /
Theology coaching classes. 28,000.00
Total Amount = 28,000.00
United Theological Seminary Non-formal education projects /
of Maharatshra coaching classes. 45,834.00 71,140.00
Total Amount = 45,834.00 71,140.00
Allahabad Biblical Seminary Non-formal education projects /
coaching classes. 93,000.00 1,23,393.00 1,57,958.57
Allahabad Biblical Seminary Other Activities 20,843.00
Total Amount = 93,000.00 1,23,393.00 1,78,801.57
Union Biblical Seminary Non-formal education projects /
coaching classes. 84,000.00 1,26,000.00 1,26,000.00
Union Biblical Seminary Other Activities 42,000.00
Total Amount = 84,000.00 1,26,000.00 1,68,000.00
Bethel Bible College Non-formal education projects /
coaching classes. 35,000.00
Total Amount = 35,000.00
Clark Theological College Non-formal education projects /
coaching classes. 15,995.00
Total Amount = 15,995.00
Luther W. New Jr. Theological Non-formal education projects /
College coaching classes. 20,423.00
Luther W.New Jr.Theological
College Other Activities 42,000.00
Total Amount = 20,423.00 42,000.00
Serampore College Other Activities 46,000.00 30,000.00
Serampore College Non-formal education projects /
coaching classes. 21,000.00
Total Amount = 21,000.00 46,000.00 30,000.00
Leonard Theological College Non-formal education projects /
coaching classes. 21,000.00
Leonard Theological College Other Activities 21,000.00
Total Amount = 21,000.00 21,000.00
Orissa Christian Theological College Non-formal education projects /
coaching classes. 50,260.00
Orissa Christian Theological College Other Activities 55,582.00
Total Amount = 50,260.00 55,582.00

 

DETAILS OF PAYMENTS MADE OUT OF OVERSEAS FUNDS DURING THE PERIOD FROM 2014-2015 TO 2016-2017

NAME OF PAYEE PURPOSE OF PAYMENT MADE 2014 – 2015 2015 – 2016 2016 – 2017
Master College of Theology Non-formal education projects /
coaching classes. 21,000.00 45,000.00
Total Amount = 21,000.00 45,000.00
North India Institute of Post
Graduate Theological Studies Non-formal education projects /
(NIIPGTS) coaching classes. 88,000.00 18,000.00
Total Amount = 88,000.00 18,000.00
Church of North India Establishment Expenses – Establishment of
Trust Association Corpus Fund 10,61,527.00
Church of North India Trust Other Activities 5,22,974.00
Association
Total Amount = 15,84,501.00
United Theological College – Non-formal education projects /
Bangalore coaching classes. 1,33,161.00 2,55,366.00 1,47,389.00
Total Amount = 1,33,161.00 2,55,366.00 1,47,389.00
Allahabad Agricultural Institute Agricultural Activity 7,96,646.00
Total Amount = 7,96,646.00
Avalon Girls Higher Senior Welfare of Children
Secondary School 3,56,300.00 4,88,088.00 1,00,000.00
Total Amount = 3,56,300.00 4,88,088.00 1,00,000.00
Stephen Thomas Home for Boys Non-formal education projects /
coaching classes. 6,37,000.00
Total Amount = 6,37,000.00
Philomina School of Nursing Grant of stipend / scholarship /
assistance in cash and kind to poor /
deserving children 50,000.00
Total Amount = 50,000.00
Baring Union Christian College Non-formal education projects /
Association (BUCCA) coaching classes. 3,62,000.00
Total Amount = 3,62,000.00
Boy’s Home – Ladruma Grant of stipend / scholarship / assistance in
cash and kind to poor / deserving children 1,49,016.00
Total Amount = 1,49,016.00
St.Thomas College of Education Grant of stipend / scholarship / assistance
in cash and kind to poor / deserving children 1,00,000.00
Total Amount = 1,00,000.00
Aizwal Theological College Non-formal education projects /
coaching classes. 22,700.00
Total Amount = 22,700.00
Church of North India Social Vocational training – tailoring, motor
Service Institure repairs, computers etc. 4,98,315.00 4,19,105.00
Total Amount = 4,98,315.00 4,19,105.00

 

GRAND TOTAL OF ALL PAYMENTS MADE OUT OF OVERSEAS FUNDS DURING

 

THE PERIOD FROM 2014 – 2015 TO 2016 – 2017

 

FINANCIAL YEAR AMOUNT
2014 – 2015 2,07,80,389.57
2015 – 2016 1,73,28,790.84
2016 – 2017 2,09,70,330.87
Grand Total = 5,90,79,511.28

 

 

STATUTORY COMPLIANCE

 

The Church of North India is registered under Section 12A(a) of Income Tax, Act, and the Income Tax Returns have been filed for each year in time including for the financial year 2015-2016. Income Tax Assessment upto financial year 2013-2014 is completed. The Income Tax Return for the financial year 2016-2017 is under the process for its submission to the Income Tax Department.

Filling of FC-4 Return under the FCRA has been completed upto financial year 2015-2016. The filling of FC-4 Return under the FCRA for the financial year 2016-2017 is under process for its submission.

The Provident Fund deduction received by the Synod Office from different Institutions includ-ing the Synod office is being regularly deposited with the Regional Provident Fund office. All the Annual returns in this regard have been filed in time.

 

CNI EMPLOYEES GRATUITY CUM LIFE INSURANCE SCHEME

 

This scheme had been executed with the LIC in the year 1982 to facilitate the payment of gratuity along with life risk to the CNI Synod employees including Bishops. The annual pre-mium of Rs. 11,87,012/- was deposited with LIC in March 2017. At present 46 members are enrolled in the scheme and a separate Book of Account has been maintained for the same. M/s. Ray & Ray have been auditing the accounts of the Gratuity Fund regularly. The Audit Report for the year 2016-2017 is under the process.

 

POLICY FOR ACCUMULATING THE INTEREST OF ENDOWMENT FUND OF CNI-SBSS, HPDP, STEWARD-SHIP AMBASSADORS MINISTRY AND SATYANIKETAN SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY, CNI, WITH CNI-TA.

 

It is a matter of great concern that in the past that all the programs of Boards, Committees and Theological Schools and Colleges were entirely depending upon foreign resources which are reducing day by day. Therefore, efforts are made that these Boards, Theological Schools and Colleges and others must build their own resources through Corpus or Endowments by creating Endowment Funds which needs to be built continuously. In order to do it, it is approved by the 100th Executive Committee of CNI Synod that 20% of the yearly interest be used for further creating endowments or be accumulated in the said endowments.

 

ADDITIONAL BENEFIT TO NEW ORDAINED THEOLOGICAL TRAINED PRESBYTERS

 

The 97th Executive Committee of the CNI, Synod of the Church of North India had approved the Policy for Additional Benefits for the New Ordained Theological Trained Presbyters,vide its Minute No.EC:97:2016-440 dated 18th and 19th February, 2016, from the new financial year 2016-2017, but the same was not implemented due to lack of Policy. The 99th Executive Committee of the CNI Synod made a policy, vide its minute no.EC:99:2017-513-II as follows and the said Policy is applicable from 1st April, 2017.

 

Each Diocese to contribute minimum amount of Rs. 25,000/- to 50,000/-. The Synod will also contribute Rs.25,000/- to make Fixed Deposit.

All the Theological trained pastors under this scheme has to work minimum for a period of 10 years in the diocese to avail this benefit.

If the presbyter/ Pastor does not work for 10 years then he/she will not be entitled to get this benefit.

The said additional benefit will only be released by the CNI Synod on the recommendation of the Office Bearers of the Dioceses at the time of his/her retirement.

 

PENSION SCHEME FOR SUPERANNUATED BISHOPS

 

The Executive Committee of the Synod of the Church of North India has approved that the Superannuated Bishops covered under the pension will get Rs. 5,000/- per month w.e.f. 1st September, 2017.

 

The Executive Committee of the Synod of the Church of North India further resolved to ask the dioceses of the CNI to give pension of Rs. 5,000/- to Superannuated Bishops covered under pension scheme in order to bring uniformity in pension policy of Bishop.

 

The following Superannuated Bishops will be benefited under this policy.

 

S.NO. NAMES OF THE SUPERANNUATED BISHOPS
1. The Rt. Revd. E. W. Talibuddin
North East India Diocese
2. Rt. Revd. N.M. Bagh
Patna Diocese
3. Rt. Revd. Paul R. Chauhan
Gujarat Diocese
4. Rt. Revd. S. B. Joshua
Bombay Diocese
5. Rt. Revd. D. C. Gorai
Calcutta Diocese
6. Rt. Revd. Anand Chandu Lal
Amritsar Diocese
7. Rt. Revd. Sunil Cak
Jabalpur Diocese
8. Rt. Revd. D. K. Mohanty
Cuttack Diocese
9. Rt. Revd. Rueben Senapai
Cuttack Diocese
10. Rt. Revd. Pritam B. Santram
Delhi Diocese

 

 

PENSION SCHEME FOR BISHOPS

 

The Executive Committee of the Synod of the Church of North India has approved in its meeting dated 15th to 17th February, 2017, vide its minute No.EC:99:2017-513, Pension Scheme for Superannuated Bishops, which is as follows ;

 

  1. 5,000/- be given to the superannuated Bishops for a period of service upto 10 years by the Diocese.

 

  1. 10,000/- be given to the superannuated Bishops for a Service of more than 10 years by the Diocese.

 

The Executive Committee of the Synod of the Church of North India also approved the inclu-sion of General Secretary, Treasurer and other Chief Functionaries of the Board and Trust under the pension scheme for the payment of pension accordingly by Synod/Board/Trust.

 

POLICY FOR MINIMUM PENSION TO PASTORS AND THEIR WIDOWS

 

The Executive Committee of Synod of Church of North India approved vide its minute No. EC:99:2017-513 that the minimum pension of Rs.1,000/- be given to the widows of Pastors and Pastors w.e.f 1st April, 2017. It is further noted that there will be an additional burden of Rs.1,29,600/- every year.

 

REVISION OF SALARY OF BISHOPS AND OTHERS

 

It has been felt with great concern that the salary of Bishops and others is very low by considering the standard of living, price index and basic needs. Efforts has been made from time to time from 2010 to 2017 but still the salary of Bishops and others are not sufficient to fulfil the basic needs in the existing era of materialistic world. So in order to revise the salaries of Bishops and others, Executive Committee of CNI Synod made a committee consisting of the following;

 

  1. Prem Masih, Hony. Treasurer, CNI Synod, Convenor

 

  1. The Rt. Revd. Prakash Patole, Bishop, Diocese of Bombay

 

  1. Anil Ghazan

 

  1. Ritesh Sarkar

 

BUIDLING OF SELF RELIANT CHURCH

 

To be a Self-Reliant Church is a crucial matter of the universal church. This crucial subject matter has been discussed by various Churches i.e. the Seventh Day Adventist Church, The Catholic and Protestant Churches of South Africa. The Bishops of West Africa discussed the matter of sustainability and Self Reliance and Resolved “to move from a receiving (begging) Church to become a self-sustaining and rather giving Church”. It is a crucial important issue of the universal Church. Therefore the Catholic and Protestant Theologians’ understanding of the Self Reliant Church as follows;

 

“A Self Reliant Church is one that is self-propagating, self-ministering and self-supporting in order to bring greater ownership of the Mission of the Church. It is a Church that is not merely able to discharge its routine pastoral duties but also has the will and means to take care of the economic and personal needs of both clergy and laity.”

 

“To me, “The Self Reliance Church is moving away from the age long dependence on external resources to journey of Faith to build a self-supporting and self-propa-gating Church in order to fulfill the mandate of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

 

It is our legacy and history that our forefathers had labored, sacrificed, prayed and rejoiced for a period of 40 years to see visible Self Reliant Church and more specifically it should be financially self-supporting in its pastoral work and evangelistic ministry within five years after the formation of Church of North India.

 

It is possible that our forefathers had gone through experiences of the dependency on the Foreign Resources, the attitude, behavior and terms of the resource Provider for making policies, programs of the Church which was not fit in the context of people’s Church/indig-enous church. Our Church is a people’s Church/indigenous Church whose majority of members are marginalized and have become voiceless. They do not know about Abundant Life promised by Jesus. Our God ask all of us that what good news,Church of North India is having for them? “The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has chosen me to bring good news to the poor. (Luke 3:18)”.

 

Is it possible to fulfill the mandate of our Lord Jesus Christ or to proclaim the good news, without a Self-Reliant Church? Because food for the hungry cannot come from empty shelves. Money to assist the needy cannot come from an empty purse. Support and understanding cannot come from the emotionally starved. Teaching cannot come from the unlearned. Most important of all, spiritual guidance cannot come from the spiritually weak. Whereas, the hungry see Jesus as the person who give them bread, (Social Ministry of the Church) , the sick see him as the Great Physician (Healing Ministry of the Church), while the sinner sees Jesus as the one who pardons and restores wholeness (Spiritual Ministry of the Church).

 

As the Church’s mission grows evangelization will take a new dimension, i.e., care of the whole person from “THE WOMB TO THE TOMB’. However, mission is the responsibility of all the members of the Church. If the members of the Church live in extreme poverty, then the Church is far from being self-reliant. The majority of the members of the Church are living below poverty line, they are our brothers and sisters in Christ. We are accountable to God and one day, He will ask “What good news the Church of North India has for them”?

 

It is the responsibility of Church leadership at all levels that the call for self-reliance in Church be associated and inculcated with important biblical values and teachings and especially the social doctrine of the Church. The aspect of the Self Reliance of the Church should be spoken, seen and expressed as an expression of evangelization, a fundamental obligation in putting the Gospel into practice as advised in James 2:20 “Faith without deeds is dead”.

 

Self Reliance cannot be accomplished by mere a wishful thinking. It goes with authentic zeal,commitment and sacrifice. Self reliance should also be taken as a part of the whole evangelizing mission of the Church. The root of self reliance is the dignity and importance of seeing ourselves as CHILDREN OF GOD regardless of circumstances, culture and location.

 

As long as our Church is supported by Outside Resources, it will feel No Responsibility to fulfill the aims and objects of the Church of North India and will have little interest in it.

 

The efforts made by Church of North India to become a Self-Reliant Church, are as given below:

 

  1. It is very essential to remind ourselves again and again that it was a dream and a conviction of our forefather to see CNI as Self-Reliant church. Our Almighty God used the then President of Synodical Women’s Fellowship for Christian Service (SWFCS), Mrs. Prabhjot Primrose Masih, to start the march for self-reliant Church, by realizing the call, she created an endowment of 25 Lacs for SWFCS.

 

  1. In the said march of self-reliant church the head of the Institutions raised the funds of Rs.50 Lacs for the celebration of 40 years journey of CNI.

 

  1. To strengthen the movement of Self-Reliant Church, Stewardship Ambassador’s Ministry (SAM), visioned by your Hony. Treasurer, was started by the CNI Synod Executive Commit-tee. The SAM played a vital role to revive the financial health of CNI in the time of financial crisis.

 

  1. The said ministry is also committed to revive the Child Care Ministry of CNI by starting 16 hostels in various dioceses and accepted a challenge to run other programs with the local resources.

 

  1. Bimla Masih, Warden, Church of North India Bhavan, made a lot of efforts along with Mr. Ajay Pawar to see and taste the fruit of Self-Reliant Plant of CNI by converting the hospitality unit as Self-Reliant Unit of CNI.

 

  1. Prabhjot Primrose Masih, Hony. Stewardship Director and The Rt. Rev. Dr. P.K. Dutta, Chairman, Stewardship Committee further strengthen the self-reliant movement vigorously by starting stewardship program for pastors on Bhagidhari Basis in four zones of the CNI Synod.

 

  1. A call was given by the General Secretary to the Bishops to meet the financial expenses on Bhagidhari Basis for this 16th Synod. The call of the General Secretary, CNI Synod was resulted with the participation of 12 Dioceses. The list is hereby given below:

 

LIST OF CONTRIBUTION RECEIVED FROM VARIOUS DIOCESES FOR 16th SYNOD

 

S.No. NAME OF DIOCESE DETAILS OF OF COMMITTMENT AMOUNT
RECEIVED
PARTICULARS AMOUNT

 

A Financial Contribution
1 BOMBAY Contribution for one day meal 3,00,000.00 3,00,000.00
2 CALCUTTA Contribution for one day meal 3,00,000.00 3,00,000.00
3 CHOTANAGPUR Contribution for one day meal 3,00,000.00 3,00,000.00
4 JABALPUR Contribution for one day meal 3,00,000.00 3,00,000.00
5 PATNA Contribution for one day meal 3,00,000.00 3,00,000.00
6 DURGAPUR 1,00,000.00
7 PUNE 50,000.00
8 RAJASTHAN 50,000.00
9 SAMBALPUR 25,000.00
TOTAL AMOUNT = 15,00,000.00 17,25,000.00
B Contribution in kind
1 AMRITSAR Sponsorship of shawls for falicitation
2 DELHI Sponsorship of Bags

 

Note : Diocese of Gujarat also committed a contribution of Rs 3,00,000/- towards one day meal.

 

NEW PROGRAMS FOR CNI SYNOD

 

  1. ENHANCEMENT OF EFFICIENCY AND TEACHING SKILLS OF AIDED SCHOOL TEACHERS AND OTHERS

 

When the education policy of India was introduced in 1955 all the vernacular schools were brought under Government aided policy by the Church and started to follow the rules and regulations of various states under this policy. The concept of commitment and dedication of the teachers to impart qualitative education to the students have been vanished in their minds by thinking that their job is secured and they are not directly working under church. Therefore the results and strength of the schools were affected. Today these Government aided Institutions have become liability of the Church. In order to improve the standard of the school for providing ethical based education, to mould and transform the mind of the students, it has become essential to train our teachers for enhancing the teaching skills, to transfer their mind, attitude and behaviour for providing balance education to the needy section of the society. A lot of innovative ways, techniques and methods of teaching are introduced which need to teach them, train them for promoting their personality development and teaching skills.

The students always considered teachers as role model in their life. Therefore it is very essential to arrange training programs of the government aided teachers which will help the Church to strengthen His Teaching Ministry and to build the characters with ethical values of children.

 

This exercise will help the Government aided institution to improve the standard of Education & strength of the schools.

We are grateful to the STEWARDSHIP AMBASSADOR MINISTRY, CNI, to accept this challenge for monitoring, coordination, raising funds and to provide human resources of the said programmes for teachers.

 

  1. PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME OF DIOCESAN PASTORS FOR HOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT OF CHURCH

 

Pastors and Teachers may be experts in their work, and cannot be taught or trained. But at the same time the need of imparting revision and an introspection platform, becomes very important as times change fast with the thought process have also changing. Hence there is a need to continuously, gear ourselves, for the challenges and the changes of time and need of the people. This philosophy comes from the Theory of Grinding the Axe from Abraham Lincoln.

It is experienced that the trainings and knowledge sessions would not be fruitful if the attitude to accept and change oneself is missing.

There is no doubt that the Church is continuously making attempts to train our Pastors and others for Holistic Mission of the Church but somewhere the Church trainers/Human Resources and professionals are unable to teach the Pastors and others how to behave with the people, to understand their needs, to know about their interest, habits, thinking process, qualities and their talents. When we talk about the Holistic development of the congregations it means that the trainer must know the above mentioned concept. It is also very important to understand the importance of attitude and how it leads to success, in their carriers.

The time has come to train, our Pastors for taking up the responsibility of transforming the congregations and the community, into a more matured, and practical ways by understanding that what is a behaviour, attitude, quality, talent, interest, habit and thinking process of each and individual members of the Congregation. These understanding will enable the Pastor to build a Community of faith and hope.

 

  1. SKILL DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL EDUCATION CENTRE, MAHASAMUND

 

The Right to Life (and Livelihood) with equality and dignity are the Fundamental Rights guaranteed to every citizen under the constitution of India. This includes the Right to Work, the Right to Food, The Right to shelter, etc., as spelt out in the Directive Principles of state policy.

Keeping all this in mind,the skill development and social Education, is a new initiative taken by the Executive Committee of the CNI Synod, in its meeting dated 15th-17th February, 2017. The planning and Monitoring Committee for starting Skill Development and Social Education Centre, Mahasamund, was held on 27th February, 2017 at HPDP Centre, Nagpur. A road map was drawn for implementation of the plan. The UCNITA designated its property at Mahasamund, for Skill Development Social Education Centre in order to train our young people for generating their employment. The planning and monitoring Committee which consists of Stewardship Ambassadors and others took commitment of Rs.53 lacs from the participants, organisations, Trusts, Boards and Societies. It is a blessing of God,that Rs.25 Lacs have already been collected. The repair and renovation work of the classrooms have already been started. The centre will be started before 30th October, 2017 under the direct control and Management of CNI Synod. The UCNITA is further making a commitment to raise funds for this centre in order to provide employment to our young people. The whole concept is inspired from our Lord JESUS CHRIST who worked for thirty years as a Carpenter.

 

  1. SATYANIKETAN SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY IN BATALA.

 

We express our sincere thanks and gratitude to our almighty Lord for giving the wisdom to The Executive Committee of the CNI Synod for accepting the offer of Diocese of Amritsar to revive the ” Satyaniketan School of Theology, CNI” in Batala in Baring Union Christian College, Batala (Punjab). The “Satyaniketan School of Theology, CNI” was inaugurated on 29th June 2016, with a 12 days program of training of evangelist from 4 dioceses, as a first phase. A target was fixed to create an endowment of Rs. 50 Lacs, for the “Satyaniketan School of Theology, CNI” for strengthening the foundation of this school and to make sure that the past history of ALLAHABAD, U.P., should not be repeated again. It is a blessing and mercy of our almighty God that the said target of 50 Lacs Endowment has been accomplished. We are also grateful to UCNITA for its commitment to support “Satyaniketan School of Theology, CNI” regularly and to create further endowment for “Satyaniketan School of Theology, CNI”.

We also give thanks to the Gujarat Christian Society for contributing Rs. 4 Lacs as a partner in mission in the said endowment.

 

FUTURE PLANS

 

 

  1. TO STRENGTHEN SELF RELIANT MOVEMENT OF CNI AT SYNOD, DIOCESAN AND PASTORATE LEVEL

 

It is planned to strengthen the Self-Reliant movement of CNI at Synod, Diocese and Pastorate level through Stewardship Committee. Various programs will be introduced at grass root levels that the members of the Church should realize and liberally contribute and participate in the life of the people’s Church rooted in Christ.

The second phase of the Stewardship Committee programs at Synod level, Diocese level and Pastorate level is whole heartedly supported by the CNI Synod.

 

  1. TO SUPPORT STEWARDSHIP AMBASSADORS MINISTRY FOR THE REVIVAL OF CNI – CCC

 

To strengthen, support and promote the Stewardship Ambassadors Ministry to revive the CNI –

under the name of “Child Care Residential Ministry” under the PDS model of CNI as a separate organ of the Church as soon as possible. It is a matter of great joy that SAM has cretated an endowment fund of Rs. 1,29,49,663.00.

 

  1. BUILDING OF CORPUS FUND

 

It is noted with a great concern that since last 15 years the Corpus Fund of CNI Synod is Rs. 1,20,27,540.39 and has not been increased. So it would be the priority of CNI Synod to make addition at least 15-20 Lacs during the triennium of 16th Synod. I believe that our merciful and helpful God will give us strength and motivation to the peoples of God for accomplishing the said target of the Corpus Fund.

 

  1. TO SUPPORT THE PASTORS OF THE NEEDY DIOCESE

 

It is reality that the pastor who is a pivot, key leader and nucleus of the entire pastorate on which the foundation of the church is based is living a life below poverty line, even his salary is not full filling the Minimum Wages Act of the State. So there is a need to introduce minimum grades and to give subsidy for the implementation of the minimum grades to the dioceses, special care will be given to Sambalpur, Phulbani and Kolhapur diocese. It is also planned that the diocese having resources should be encouraged to be a partner in this process of implementation of minimum grades.

 

  1. TO WIPE OUT THE DEFICIT

 

I believe in my living God that the deficit of Rs. 50,06,902.53 will be wiped out in this financial year (2017-2018) with a hope that there will also be a surplus after the financial journey of 7 years. It will happen with your prayers support and solidarity with the Hony. Treasurer of CNI Synod. It is a blessing of God to CNI Synod to strengthen the march towards self-reliant Church as visioned by our forefathers. It is taking a shape in the right direction towards the Holistic growth of CNI.

 

CONCLUSION

 

I express my sincere thanks and gratitude to our Lord Jesus Christ Who said “I tell you, If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain move from here to there and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20). His words affirmed our faith and brought the financial boat of Church of North India in a comfortable zone.

I further express my sincere thanks to our overseas partner Churches, Dioceses, Educational Institutions and Trusts who have responded to my calls and appeals positively. Even they have not responded positively but also have contributed joyfully and supported prayerfully.

I am also thankful to the Office Bearers of the CNI Synod for extending their unending support and co-operation. I am especially grateful to Mr. Alwan Masih, General Secretary of the CNI Synod for his deep concern, support and solidarity. The co-operation and support of the Executive Committee of the Synod, Finance Committee, and Stewardship Ambassador’s Ministry are highly appreciated and acknowledged with gratitude. I am further grateful to the Treasurer’s Office staff who have sincerely and diligently co-operated with me in carrying out all the tasks entrusted to them. May God bless them and their families!

I conclude this report with an appeal that let us sink our differences, misunderstandings and make covenant today to use our energy, talents, wisdom given by God to build the Church of North India as a SELF RELIANT CHURCH.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

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Prem Masih

Hony.Treasurer

Church of North India Synod

 

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