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Madras Social Service Society (MSSS)

Executive Director

Fr Patrick JosephFr Patrick Joseph
Director- MSSS


Kolping Tower - II Floor
329 (Old No.128) TTK Road
Alw arpet, Chennai - 600 018


044 - 2499 6926 / 2498 7690

Fax / Director

044 - 2498 7691


A Brief History

Madras Social Service Society [ MSSS ], the official organ for social work in the Archdiocese of Madras - Mylapore, registered under the Societies Registration Act on 3rd July 1969, works for the development of the poor and marginalized in the city of Chennai and in Thiruvallur Districts. With its vision "Creation of a Just Society" and mission "Empowering the Powerless". MSSS started with welfare, community health, mother and child health and food for work. In 1987, Developmental Education Concept was introduced and Community Organizations were started in 12 model villages. In 3 years time i.e. 1987-1990 MSSS expanded community organization works in the surrounding areas of fifty model villages - approximately 50 villages. In 1998, Self Help Group [ SHG ] concept was introduced and area of operation was expanded many fold. During 1998 and 2005 our works have reached around 500 villages by covering more than 30,000 families. After the Tsunami, various relief and rehabilitative activities were carried out in the coastal areas of Chennai and Thiruvallur Districts. As on March 2007, MSSS works with 4091 Self Help Groups covering around 60,000 families.

Legal Status

  • Registered under Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 (Central Act). Reg. No.183 / 1969
  • Registered with Ministry of Home Affairs Govt. of India under FCRA 1976 bearing No.075900009
  • Registered under 12A of Income Tax Act 1961 for Tax Exemption
  • Registered under 80G Income Tax Act 1961 for receiving donations
  • Obtained Permanent Account Number (PAN) under I.T. Act 1961 - PAN AAA TM0621R
  • Obtained Tax Deduction Account Number (TAN) under I.T. Act 1961 - TAN CHEM - 06697 F
  • Obtained Service Tax Account Number AAA TM0621R ST - 001
  • LIC Corporate Agent
  • Major Programmes of MSSS

    1 . Save A Family Plan - Family to Family Development Programme
    2 . Save A Family Plan - Sustainability through Participation Empowerment and Decentralization SPED II (2007-2010)
    3 . Promotion of Self-Reliant and Self Sustaining Peoples' Federation - New Thrust of TASOSS
    4 . Kolping Programme
    5 . Anbiam SHGs & Developmental Activities
    6 . Tamilnadu Women Development Project, Tiruvallur District
    7 . Creche Programme
    8 . Tsunami Rehabilitation - II Phase Project - Community Mobilization and Community Based DisasterPreparedness (2007-2010)
    9 . LIC's Janashree Bima Yojana Group Insurance Scheme Other Relief and Rehabilitation Programmes

    Executive Committee Chairman

    Most Rev Dr George AntonysamyMost Rev Dr George Antonysamy

    Vice chairman

    Rev Fr M Arul RajRev Fr M Arul Raj
    Vicar General (Thiruvallur)


    Rev Fr StephenRev Fr Stephen
    Finance Administrator


    Fr P B MartinFr P B Martin
    Parish Priest

    Mr Christuraj Puthotta - Choolaimedu
    Ms Rose Barnabas - Kamaraj Nagar
    Ms Kamala Morais - Santhome