Sunday, July 10, 2016

Donate online to Indian Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund

The option to donate via Online for the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund is now live.    
The interface is simple and donations can be made through Cards or NetBanking of bank sites.

Donations through Pre-Paid Cards are yet to be made active.
Donations through Mobile APP are yet to be enabled.

Donations through RuPay will be activated soon.

BillDesk is the service provider for this activity with the Merchant Name as PMOFFICE

No transaction charge is levied by intermediateries on donations made through AMEX, Diners Club International, Master Card, VISA Debit/Credit cards.

However some banks may levy the netbanking transaction charges, which may vary from bank to bank.

Prospective Donors should be aware of the following:-

o   Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF) does not collect any money through SMS/Miss call services or through any such service provider. 

o   The public at large are  advised that any such Calls/ Messages should not be entertained.

PM National Relief Fund

In pursuance of an appeal by the then Prime Minister, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru in January, 1948, the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF) was established with public contributions to assist displaced persons from Pakistan.

The resources of the PMNRF are now utilized primarily to render immediate relief to families of those killed in natural calamities like floods, cyclones and earthquakes, etc. and to the victims of the major accidents and riots.

Assistance from PMNRF is also rendered, to partially defray the expenses for medical treatment like heart surgeries, kidney transplantation, cancer treatment, etc.

The fund consists entirely of public contributions and does not get any budgetary support. The corpus of the fund is invested with PSU banks in various forms. Disbursements are made with the approval of the Prime Minister.

PMNRF has not been constituted by the Parliament. The fund is recognized as a Trust under the Income Tax Act and the same is managed by Prime Minister or multiple delegates for national causes.

 PMNRF operates from the Prime Minister's Office, South Block, New Delhi-110011 and does not pays any license fee.

PMNRF is exempt under Income Tax Act, 1961 under Section 10 and 139 for return purposes. Contributions towards PMNRF are notified for 100% deduction from taxable income under section 80(G) of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

 Prime Minister is the Chairman of PMNRF and is assisted by Officers/ Staff on honorary basis.

PMNRF accepts only voluntary donations by individuals and institutions. Contributions flowing out of budgetary sources of Government or from the balance sheets of the public sector undertakings are not accepted.

Read the complete FAQs here