Kerala is facing one of its worst disasters in over a century and the state needs financial assistance from the people of the country to help rebuild the houses of those affected and rehabilitating them. Each one of us can do our bit by making a contribution to the Chief Minister Distress Relief Fund.
Here's how you can make donations to the fund.
- THROUGH ONLINE PAYMENT:
You can make your contribution by directly visiting donation.cmdrf.kerala.gov.in
The payment procedure is very simple. All you have to do is login to the website, select the donate menu and fill an online form. The form will ask general information like name, phone number and email id. You will then be redirected to the payment gateway which has different options to pay like net banking, credit cards and debit cards. You might also be asked to verify yourself via captcha like your usual transactions on other websites and apps. After you have successfully completed your transaction, you will receive a payment success notification along with your email id. The notification comprises of a certificate from the principal secretary of the state's finance department and also a 100 percent tax exemption certificate. The donations are also exempted from the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010.
- TRANSFER TO BANK ACCOUNT:
You can also go the old school way and transfer the money into the bank account of the CMDRF. The details of the Bank account are given as follows:
Bank: State Bank of India (SBI)
Account Number: 67319948232
Branch: City Branch, Thiruvananthapuram
IFSC: SBIN0070028, PAN: AAAGD0584M, Name of Donee: CMDRF
- THROUGH CHEQUE/DEMAND DRAFT:
Cheques and DDs can be send on the below given address:
The Principal Secretary (Finance) Treasurer,
Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund,
Thiruvananthapuram – 695001
- Unified Payment Interface and QR codes have also been listed for South Indian Bank, Federal Bank and State Bank of India.
We request you all to kindly spare a thought for the disaster victims and their families and support them in these tough times.