About Kudumbi Seva Sangham

Kudumbi Seva Sangham (KSS) is a social organization working for the social, educational and cultural upliftment of the kudumbi community in Kerala. KSS was established in 1965, registered under Travancore-Cochin Literary, Scientific & Charitable Societies Registration Act ( 12/1955 ), having the Registration No. ER 15/65 . KSS Head & registered office is located at Nandyattukunnam, North-Paravur, Ernakulam (Dist.), Kerala. Kudumbis are traditionally a farmer community. Kudumbis had migrated from Goa in 15th centuary and associate their ancestral legacy with Goan kunbis. They also speak konkani and majority of them are settled across the coastal districts of Kerala.

Gandhi Krishnan is the patron leader of KSS. We uphold his selfless service, leadership, courage, empathy and love for the community with atmost reverence. KSS draws profound inspiration from him. His service is our guiding vision.

KSS works in a three level heirarchy ie, State executive and Director Board, Taluk unions and the local Shakas / Branches. The State executive is governed by the State President as its Chairman, General Secretary, Senior Vice-president, Vice-President, Treasurer and the State Secretaries. The Director Board consists of Board members, President and Secretaries of sub-organisation, Presidents and Secretaries of all taluk unions. There are 210 local Branches working under 12 Taluk unions. The KMSS, KYS and KKSA are the sub-organisations representing the women, youth and Student fraternity respectively. KSS State Administrative office is located at Town Hall Cross, Ernakulam North,Kochi-23.

KSS has always led the community to fight for their rights by organising peacefull ways of struggles and campaigns. With proactive actions, KSS has achieved in getting educational fee concessions, State reservations under the OBC / OEC category. After two years of statewide campaigns organised by KSS, in 2008 State Govt. granted 1% reservations for the kudumbi community in various Professional courses. Its another milestone achievement of KSS which has opened plethora of opportunities for our students, enpowering them to compete with the progressive society.

Since 1965 KSS has been demanding for the inclusion of the community in SC / ST list . The statutory State recommendations for the same were submitted to the Central Govt. in 1967, 1978, 1982 and 2007. A negligible representation of the community exist in various Govt. departments. Nobody from the community has ever reached the coveted position of IAS / IPS / IFS . An extreme educational and professional backwardness still persists among the youths. In this scenario KSS has also demanded 1% reservation in various State Govt posts. These unfulfilled demands are justifiable and deserves due considerations from the State, major political parties, other social organisations. KSS stands by to achieve the ultimate objective of social equality and justice as enshrined in the Indian constitution for the upliftment of backward communities.