People’s Mediation Society is a non-profit organization registered under the TC Scientific Literary and Charitable Societies Act, 1955, with the objective of promoting mediation and empowering people towards sustainable development and creating a harmonious society.
PMS is promoted by a company, viz., Accredo International Business (P) Ltd., which was established with an objective inspired by one of the most passionate missions proclaimed by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Former President of India), called “PURA” (Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Areas). Based on the concept of PURA, with the objective of providing an integrated solution for sustainable development, the company had initiated a project called “CREDITS” (Creative and Responsible Entrepreneurs’ Development Integrated Technology System), which relies on Community Power and technology. With the concept of creating entrepreneurs at the grass-root levels through collaborative efforts and active participation, it involves identifying rural clusters with growth potential and creating connectives for them.
For the purpose of advancing this cultural shift in the society, PMS is partnering with the Indian Institute of Arbitration & Mediation (IIAM – www.arbitrationindia.org), which is one of the pioneer institutions in India promoting and administering mediation and mediation, to establish “People’s Mediation Centres” under the IIAM Community Mediation Service, in association with the local community, where they own, manage and administer the Centres, giving them a strong foundation for empowerment, self-sufficiency and independence.
The membership of the society is open to all who support the objectives of the society to create this world a better and more honest place and to empower the community to take control over their disputes and resolve them amicably.
The administration of PMS is controlled by the Governing Board elected by the members of the society as per the Byelaws of the society and as advised by the Advisory Board.