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About Us

The Diocese of Gwalior came into existence in the year 1999 bifurcated from the Diocese of Jhansi with Rt. Rev.Dr.Joseph Kaithathara as its first Bishop. It covers six civil districts of MP namely Gwalior, Datia, Bhind, morena, Shivpuri, and Sheopur. Being a new diocese it has registered a voluntary social work society, named Gwalior Catholic Seva Samaj(GCSS) under the society act in the month of January 2005. Before registeration the social work has been implemented directly by the diocese.  Since last 10 years  the diocese was involved in community development through the formation of self help groups and  empowering them economically and socially in 100 villages of the districts of Gwalior, Datia and Shivpuri under the leadership of Fr. A. David. The organization is currently working effectively in 06 blocks of these three districts.  From the beginning onwards GCSS focused on the development of the marginalized and weaker sections of the society and done tremendous efforts on economic, social and cultural upliftment of the community.

The major concerns of the area like livelihood, illiteracy, weak health infrastructure, women issues and agriculture related problems. GCSS has implemented many programmes for, non-formal education, savings and credit, and health promotion, sustainable agriculture etc with the support of many national and international donor agencies.



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Society under Societies’ Registration Act



Registration under Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 1976



Income tax registrations


- Under Section 12 A


- Under Section 80G


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The major concerns areas

  • Livelihood
  • Illiteracy
  • Weak health
  •  Infrastructure
  • Women issues
  • Agriculture