Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is posing a serious challenge to health and economic security of billions of people of around 197 countries. In India also, coronavirus outbreak is alarming and is posing serious threats to health and economy of the country. To tackle this COVID-19 crisis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 24 March 2020 had imposed a nation-wide lockdown for 21 days. Accordingly, various people have requested PM Office (PMO) to make donations to support govt. in emergency. So, central govt. has started PM Cares Fund to enable such people who have desire to donate for this noble cause of providing relief to people.
The central govt. is making use of new technology and advance research findings to tackle Coronavirus crisis. Subsequently, govt. created Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM Cares Fund).
Now people can check the complete process of making PM CARES Fund Online at pmindia.gov.in or offline donation for COVID-19 relief.
PM CARES Fund Online Donation at pmindia.gov.in
Here is the complete process to enable people know how to donate online for PM Cares Fund:-
- Firstly visit the official website of Indian Prime Minister at pmindia.gov.in
- The homepage of Prime Minister of India website will appear as shown below:-
- On the homepage, click at the link “Click Here For Donation Details” tab to open a pop up window as shown below:-
- Then in this pop-up window, click at the “Click Here for Online Donation” tab to make online donation in PM CARES fund
Accordingly, people would be redirected to the SBI Collect online portal where they can make online donations of the amount of their choice.
All the natural as well as other emergency situations requires expeditious and collective efforts to reduce suffering of poor people. These actions are necessary for damage control to infrastructure and capacities. Accordingly, govt. will build capacities for quick emergency response and effective community participation. For this purpose, govt. is focusing on infrastructure and institutional capacity reconstruction / enhancement.
Modes of Payment for PM CARES Fund
The following modes of payments to make online donations are available at the official website at pmindia.gov.in which includes:-
- Debit Card / Credit Cards
- Internet Banking
- UPI through BHIM, PhonePe, Amazon Pay, Google Pay, PayTM, Mobikwik
- RTGS / NEFT
It is important to note that all donations to PM CARES Fund would be exempted from Income Tax (IT Act) under section 80 (G).
PM CARES Fund Offline Donation for COVID-19 Relief
The complete bank account details of the central govt’s PM CARES fund which are useful in making donations are given below:-
|Name of Account||PM CARES|
|Name of Bank & Branch||State Bank of India, New Delhi Main Branch|
The entire amount donated to PM CARES fund would be utilized in providing relief to affected persons as it is a charitable trust. PM Narendra Modi is the chairman of this trust and its members includes Defence Minister, Home Minister and Finance Minister. PM CARES fund will also enable micro-donations so that large number of people can contribute with even smallest of denominations.