New Delhi, Sep 4: Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Wednesday, Sep 3 issued an appeal to all citizens to donate generously to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF) 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 and 21) ICICI Bank.
Contributions can also be sent through Money Orders with no commission chargeable. Contributions to the PMNRF have been notified for 100 per cent deduction form taxable income under section 80(G) of the Income tax act.