Pulwama Terror Attack: Modes of contributing to the Martyrs’ family
Bhubaneswar: In wake of the recent terror attack at Pulwama, state and central governments have announced ex-gratia for the slain CRPF jawan’s families. It is the families that need utmost support now. We can also convey our condolences and contribute to the martyrs’ families.
India’s largest bank, The State Bank of India, has come forward to make it easy for citizens to donate via internet banking or UPI to Bharat Ke Veer-an initiative by the Union Home Ministry. Read on to find out how you can contribute.
- You can donate directly to the ‘Next of Kin’ bank account of a particular braveheart or to Bharat Ke Veer corpus via bharatkeveer.gov.in website. Due to heavy traffic, the Bharat Ke Veer website is a bit slow at times. Alternatively, you can use SBI UPI or internet banking to donate.
- Through SBI: It is important to note here that all donations through SBI UPI or internet banking get credited to Bharat Ke Veer corpus which is then disbursed accordingly to the families on need basis.
- For non-SBI internet banking users, to add ‘Bharat Ke Veer’ as beneficiary here are the details. Name of account- Bharat Ke Veer, Account number- 36724508925, Branch- New Delhi main branch (0691), IFSC code- SBIN0000691.
- UPI Transaction: For UPI transactions from mobile, you can send money by using [email protected] as the UPI ID or VPA
- Non-UPI Transaction: You can do so either by downloading BHIM app and following the steps or by dialling *99# on your phone
- Paytm: You can also use Paytm to contribute. There’s a dedicated UPI payments tab called CRPF bravehearts on the Paytm app
- For Non-smartphone users: Simply dial *99# on any mobile phone (smartphone not required) and follow the steps to register first
It is important to note here that ‘Bharat Ke Veer’ is the authorised government donation platform.
Also, to ensure maximum coverage, a cap of Rs 15 lakhs is envisaged per braveheart and the donor would be alerted if the amount exceeds Rs 15 lakhs so that they can choose to either decrease their contribution or divert part of the contribution to another bravehearts account, or to the Bharat Ke Veer corpus.