The Community Coordination Initiative (CCI) is a federation of
Muslim NGOs and typifies a Muslims’ response on the problems nation
is facing and stands to coordinate the efforts of Muslim NGOs for
community upliftment in various domains of social, educational,
scientific, cultural, economic and other endeavours.
That a coordinative effort is
essential was first collectively realized on 31st July
2003 conference of NGOs in Mumbai which resolved to establish a
platform at national level and make available the experience and
vision of the senior NGOs to comparatively younger ones and also
share the problems and resources.
It’s registered body is at Delhi
(No.S-55262 of 2006 registered on dated 24-03-2006) and has an all
India status. The Community Council is the national execution
body and State Council takes care of every state. Similarly
the District Council and the General Council stand for
the district members and all the general body members. Comprising
around 3,500 affiliated Muslim NGO’s, which are spread in every
state of India, the founding members and some salient features of
the CCI are as follows:
Dr. M. Zaki Kirmani
Mr. Tariq Ikramullah
Dr. Rafiq Sarkhawas
Prof. Akheel A. Syed
Mr. Shah Alam Shaikh
Hafiz Manzoor Ali
Mr. Zaheer A. Siddiqi
Mr. Tariq Sajjad
Prof. Izharul Haq
(Banka, Bihar) Counseller
Aims and Objects
Some major objects of the CCI are
To develop a network and alliance of the NGOs working
for various dimension of community
2)To organize strategy and
mechanism for capacity building of the NGOs, associated with the CCI.
facilitate inter-organization cooperation and coordination at
various levels of chosen activities for
orientation and development of volunteers, workers, etc. involved in
welfare and charitable
To work out a common minimum
programme and introduce it in the agenda of each NGO and develop
strategy to implement it.
seek and extend cooperation to NGOs in negotiating for the
implementation of Government
relevant for the development of community and nation.
CCI has provision for the following
categories of memberships.
The individual who have promoted
the formation of CCI shall be deemed as the Founders of the CCI and
shall be its members for Life.
Individual Life Members
The members shown as desirous
persons will be life member of the CCI in their individual
capacity. The National Council has right to nominate a person as
life member if the vacancy is caused for life member death,
indictment by a court of law etc.
Partners of the CCI are those
societies, trusts, endowments, welfare organizations, charity
outfits, voluntary organizations, cooperative societies, non-profit
companies and other sort of NGOs to whom the CCI admits for a period
of three years on the basis of norms and procedures of the CCI. The
membership of this category might be extendable for further term or
terms. The organizations availing such membership will nominate
their one representative to participate in the proceedings at
Individuals whom the CCI accepts
and nominates as its Advisors due to their eminence in various walks
of life shall become its Advisors for a term of three years.
shall request persons of eminence to become its Patrons for a period
of three years.
The NGO’s associated with CCI are
in the main, of following type:
1. NGO’s working for educational
2. NGO’s working for economic
3. NGO’s working for social
4. NGO’s working for promotion of
5. NGO’s working for health care.
6. Other NGO’s for specialized
One important objective of CCI is
to develop a Muslim India Vision and also the vision of the role
Muslim should play in building the nation and solving the problems
of our country.
The vision, stated below, that
emerged as a result of mutual consultation of the partner NGOs,
working in different fields is likely to set target to be achieved
in different fields in a period of say 25 years. CCI serving as an
umbrella organization envisages a plan and a mechanism for a joint
and mutually complimentary effort for the specialized NGOs to
achieve these targets.
Muslims’ India Vision
Important aspects of the
vision that the partner NGOs of CCI have agreed upon to strive to
achieve is given as under:
India be the homeland for
worlds’ second largest and very strong Muslim Community living at,
and practicing, peace and harmony with others and enhancing its
potential and resources to surge ahead in contributing to make India
strong, a peace loving country and a nation striving to establish
truth and justice on its own people and standing for the same cause
in the global community of nations.
For the vision to be a
reality, CCI plans to coordinate the efforts of Indian Muslim NGOs
to achieve the following common minimum objectives which the
partners NGOs have agreed to work for.
1. Total literacy by 2030
particularly in target districts. This is achievable by mobilizing
the Imams to use Mosques for making the youngsters literate,
encouraging the Muslim literate women to make use of their
potentials by opening up home-based schools and mobilizing parents
to send their children for the purpose of basic education.
2. Mobilizing the daily earners,
woman and poverty ridden Muslims in the target districts to form
Self Help Groups (SHG) and taste the prosperity so earned.
3. Introduce Community
Counseling Centres to settle the disputes among Muslims and make
them popular among Muslim women in particular. This will help a
great deal in restoring the social fabric of Muslim society.
Mobilization of Imams and Ulema for serving to this need will also
be made use of.
4. Mobilize and organize health
caravan for popularizing in the masses the idea of good health and
making them aware of the needs and significance of health care, and
helping them to make use of government health schemes and facilities
available. In a period of time few diseases which are common in the
local people will be made special target for eradication.
5. Introduce in the masses such
cultural and sport activities which develop healthy and competitive
spirit and make use of government facilities available for this
Partner NGOs of CCI, apart from
concentrating on executing their own programs will incorporate and
implement all or any of the above objective in their agenda, develop
resources and other necessary requirements needed for the purpose.
The Network will thus help
implement a programme on an all India basis and particularly in the
districts which are more supportive to the objective and programme
The twenty five year target for
every area finalized in a grand meeting of CCI, will be yearwise
distributed so as to enable CCI to assess the achievements and
provide support to the partner NGOs, if found wanting.
1. CCI National Coordinators’
1st Floor, Vazir Building,
179, I. R. Road,
MUMBAI – 400 003
2. CCI National Co-Coordinators’
C/o Darul Fikr,
New Sir Sayed
Aligarh – 202
3. CCI Maharashtra State Office,
Pune - 411 002
4. CCI Karnataka State
Mysore – 570006
5. CCI West Bengal State
25 Bright Street
Kolkatta – 700 017
6. CCI Rajasthan State
1/112, Vanvihar, Idgah, Delhi Bypass,
Jaipur – 302002
7. CCI U.P. State Office,
448/6/2-K, Baraf Khana, Zahra Colony,
Thakur Ganj, Lucknow
8. CCI Registered Office,
Nagar, New Delhi – 110025
9. CCI Jharkhand State Office,
10.CCI Bihar State Office,