New Delhi: As the pandemic of coronavirus engulfed the entire nation, PM Narendra Modi on Saturday launched ‘Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund’ (PM CARES Fund)’ for people to contribute to government’s fight against COVID-19. Prime Minister will be the Chairman of this trust and its Members include Defence Minister, Home Minister and Finance Minister. Also Read - Maharashtra Likely To Impose Uniform Restrictions To Control New Delta Plus Variant

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, PM Modi said that an “emergency fund” has been constituted as people from all walks of life expressed their desire to donate to the country’s war against COVID-19. “It is my appeal to my fellow Indians, Kindly contribute to the PM-CARES Fund. This Fund will also cater to similar distressing situations, if they occur in the times ahead. This link has all important details about the fund”, tweeted PM Modi. Also Read - IRCTC Latest News: Western Railway to Resume Services of 17 Pairs of Special Trains | Full List Here

Sharing the details as to how people can donate, PM Modi further wrote,”The PM-CARES Fund accepts micro-donations too. It will strengthen disaster management capacities and encourage research on protecting citizens. Let us leave no stone unturned to make India healthier and more prosperous for our future generations.” Also Read - Delhi Unlock: Gyms Across National Capital Likely to Reopen From Next Week | Details Here

Citizens and organisations can go to the website and donate to PM CARES Fund using following details:

Name of the Account : PM CARES

Account Number : 2121PM20202

IFSC Code          : SBIN0000691

SWIFT Code        : SBININBB104

Name of Bank & Branch : State Bank of India, New Delhi Main Branch

UPI ID : pmcares@sbi

Following modes of payments are available on the website –

  • Debit Cards and Credit Cards
  • Internet Banking
  • UPI (BHIM, PhonePe, Amazon Pay, Google Pay, PayTM, Mobikwik, etc.)

Donations to this fund will be exempted from income tax under section 80(G).