The Deans of the Faculties/ Heads of the Departments/ Directors/ Principals of the Colleges University of Delhi
Sub.: Contribution to Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund to combat COVID-19 epidemic – regarding.
As you are aware that the global pandemic arising out of outbreak of COVID-19 has posed an unprecedented challenge before the humanity and our country is no exception to this crisis. The government of India and various state governments have already come up with welfare measures to alleviate the hardship of the citizens of our country. The medical fraternity is doing their best to contain the outbreak to the extent possible with appropriate medical intervention.
We, at the University of Delhi, an Institution of Eminence, highly appreciate the efforts of all the stakeholders and pledge to continue to support the initiatives taken by the government from time to time to eradicate the menace of COVID-19 from our country in particular and from the world at large.
Consequently, enormous financial resources will be required by the Government of India to combat the emerging situation and to help the fellow citizens, who need it the most, at this trying time. I, therefore, appeal to my colleagues to contribute one day’s salary to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF). A copy of the Appeal made by the Chairman, University Grants Commission is enclosed for kind information.
In order to facilitate voluntary contribution to PMNRF, the Competent Authority has proposed that one day’s salary (Basic plus DA) be deducted from the salary for the month of March, 2020 of all University of Delhi employees, except those who prefer a specific declaration for non-deduction. Such preference for non-deduction of one day’s salary may be sent through an e-mail to the following E-mail ID till 02.04.2020 by 5:00 p.m. positively.
As you are aware, contributions to the PMNRF are notified for 100% deduction from taxable income under Section 80(G) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 for eligible taxpayers willing to avail such tax deduction benefit.
Principals of the Colleges are requested to submit their contributions to Vice-Chancellor Relief Fund for making a consolidated contribution from the same to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund by the university. College Contribution may be transferred online in favour of the Registrar, University of Delhi, mentioning Account no 10851298468, SBI, Delhi University Branch , IFSC:SBIN0001067 i.e. the account for the said purpose, under intimation to the Finance Officer, University of Delhi.
This issue with the approval of the Competent Authority.