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Sunday, 29 March 2020

PM CARES Fund Online Donation at pmindia.gov.in | Donate Offline for Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis

The Coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic is posing a serious challenge to health and economic security of billions of people world-wide. In India also, coronavirus spread is alarming and is posing serious threats to health and economy of the country. PM Modi on 24 March 2020 has imposed a nation-wide lockdown in the country to prevent its spread. From then, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) is receiving requests to make generous donations to support the central govt. in this emergency situation.
All the distress situations (natural / others) demands expeditious and collective efforts to alleviate suffering of affected people. Moreover, these actions are necessary to prevent mitigation, damage control to infrastructure and capacities. So, govt. must build capacities for quick emergency response and effective community participation is needed. This is to be done in association with infrastructure and institutional capacity reconstruction / enhancement. 

Accordingly, usage of new technology and advance research findings become inseparable element of such action. So, the central govt. has created "Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund" (PM Cares Fund). Here is the process of how to donate for PM-CARES fund through online or offline mode.

How to Donate Online for PM CARES Fund

People can now place their donations online / offline for PM CARES fund in the following manner:-
  • Visit the official Prime Minister of India website at pmindia.gov.in
  • At this website, click at the "Click here for Donation details" tab as shown below:-
  • Then click at "Click Here for Online Donation" tab as shown below:-
  • Accordingly, the online SBI Collect portal will appear. Here all the people can place their details and donate through online method at SBI Collect portal.
It is important to note that people can make online donations at the official website at pmindia.gov.in. The following modes of payments are available which includes:-
1) Debit Card / Credit Cards.
2) Internet Banking.
3) UPI through BHIM, PhonePe, Amazon Pay, Google Pay, PayTM, Mobikwik.
4) RTGS / NEFT
Furthermore, all donations to this PM CARES fund will be exempted from Income Tax (IT Act) under section 80 (G).

PM CARES Fund Offline Donation for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

All the citizens and organizations can even donate offline through the following govt. bank account details. These details will also be useful while making online donations for PM CARES Fund:-
  1. Name of Account : PM CARES
  2. Account Number : 2121PM20202
  3. IFSC Code : SBIN0000691
  4. SWIFT Code : SBININBB104
  5. Name of Bank & Branch : State Bank of India, New Delhi Main Branch
  6. UPI ID : pmcares@sbi
This PM CARES fund is a dedicated national fund with main objective to deal with emergency or distress situation such as COVID-19 pandemic. This is a public charitable fund trust which would be utilized in providing relief to affected persons. Pradhan Mantri Narendra Modi is the chairman of this trust and its members includes Defence Minister, Home Minister and Finance Minister.

PM Narendra Modi is always on the frontline in ensuring public participation to tackle any issue. PM CARES fund will also enable micro-donations so that large number of people can contribute with even smallest of denominations.

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