New Delhi. 18 October 2016. Of late, a large number of philanthropic organizations and individuals have been approaching in a benevolent gesture to assist next of kins of battle causalities with monetary assistance. A surge of such requests come about post the Siachen avalanche where the Indian Army lost 10 brave soldiers.
Post detailed deliberations, it was decided that donations/contributions would be accepted from such organizations and individuals through a separate and centralized fund focused for such a purpose. This would be in addition to the various existing schemes for the welfare of next of kins and children of battle casualties. The expenditure out of this fund towards welfare of families of the deceased soldiers will be undertaken as per approved procedures and laid down guidelines.
Accordingly Indian Army has opened a new bank account for welfare of bereaved families of Battle Casualties named “Army Welfare Fund Battle Casualties”.
Organizations and individuals desirous of donating to the cause may transfer the contribution directly in the account of “Army Welfare Fund Battle Casualties” as per the details of Bank Account given below :-
|Fund Name||: Army Welfare Fund Battle Casualties.|
|Bank Name||: Syndicate Bank|
|Branch||South Block, Defence Headquarters, New Dlehi- 110011.|
Alternatively, the amount can also be forwarded through Cheque/Demand Draft in favour of “Army Welfare Fund Battle Casualties” payable at New Dlehi at the following address:-
Director Accounts Section
Adjutant General’s Branch
Ceremonial & Welfare Directorate
IHQ of MoD (Army)
The contribution to the fund is purely voluntary in nature and the fund shall be exclusively used for the welfare of Next of Kins of Battle Casualties.
In case of queries, the donor may contact the following at Army Headquarters:
|(a) Deputy Director General (Welfare)||011-2301 8112|
|(b) Director Accounts Section||011-2379 2382|
The proposal for obtaining approval from I.T. authorities in order to make the contribution eligible for tax exemption is under consideration.