3 Sep : The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has issued an appeal to all citizens to donate generously to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund to help fund the relief and rehabilitation measures for the flood affected people of Bihar .
The contributions can be made by cheque or draft in the name of “The Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund” and sent to the Prime Minister’s Office, South Block, New Delhi 110001. As per directions on the subject the nationalised banks are not to charge any commission on preparation of drafts favouring the PMNRF.
Contributions can also be made directly to the branches of the following banks: 1) State Bank of India 2) Central Bank of India 3) Union bank of India 4) Dena Bank 5) Syndicate Bank 6) Corporation Bank 7) Bank of India 8) Indian Overseas Bank 9) Punjab National Bank 10) Indian Bank 11)Allahabad Bank 12) Citi Bank 13) Canara Bank 14) UCO Bank, 15) Bank of Baroda 16) Vijaya Bank 17) HDFC Bank 18) Standard Chartered 19) HSBC Bank 20) Axis Bank 21) ICICI Bank.
Contributions can also be sent through Money Orders with no commission chargeable. Contributions to the PMNRF have been notified for 100% deduction form taxable income under section 80(G) of the Income tax act.