Contribute to Prime Minister's Relief Fund

The Prime Minister's National Relief Fund, created shortly after Independence, provides immediate relief to people in distress. The Fund depends entirely on voluntary donations received from the public.

The Fund renders assistance to individuals facing distress situations. Its resources are utilised for the provision of immediate relief to the families of those killed in natural calamities like floods, cyclones and earthquakes. It also grants assistance to families affected by major disturbances, riots and accidents. Besides, the Fund extends assistance to indigent persons to partially defray the cost of expensive medical treatment like heart surgery, kidney transplantation and cancer treatment.

Over the years, lakhs of people have received assistance from this Fund. All contributions to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund are fully exempt from Income Tax, under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961, subject to the prescribed limits. Donations to the Fund are also excluded from the computation of taxable gifts, under Section 5(1)(v) of the Gift Tax Act, 1958.

Contributions to the Fund can be deposited in select branches of the Central Bank of India, State Bank of India, Bank of India, Indian Overseas Bank, Syndicate Bank and Punjab National ,through cheques or bank drafts in favour of the 'Prime Minister's National Relief Fund'. Receipt of the contribution will be acknowledged by the receiving bank, and the donation sent to the Fund account for deposit. Thereafter, a formal receipt for the contribution will be issued from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund. All donors should ensure that the pay-in-slip is properly filled-in while making the deposit, to enable the Prime Minister's Office to issue the formal receipt. The Fund does not accept contributions in kind. Contributors who live outside India may deposit their contributions with the nearest Indian Mission or in any branch of the State Bank of India for transfer to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund.

To know more about the fund (External website that opens in a new window), and to contribute online, click here. (External website that opens in a new window)

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