By YS.Rana :
Chandigarh, March 24, 2020: Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal today announced setting up the “Haryana COVID Relief Fund” for providing assistance to all those who are economically affected by the present situation.
The chief Minister announced the initial contribution of Rs 5 lakh from his personal savings towards the Fund. The Funds will be invited from contributions from all those who are capable of supporting those economically affected.
This was announced by the Chief Minister while addressing the first Digital Press Conference at Chandigarh today. He said that all MLAs will contribute one month’s salary to the Fund. All India Services Officers will be contributing 20 percent of their salary to the Fund as an initial contribution.
Contributions are being made by all Government employees other than Group D employees who shall contribute 10 percent of their salary to the Fund. He also urged the people of the State to voluntarily
contribute in this Fund. The contribution could be made in the State Bank of India (SBI) Account No 39234755902 with IFSC Code SBIN 0013180. The SBI branch is located at SCO-14, Sector-10, Panchkula.
He said that the contribution made to this Fund would be exempted from income tax. He said that Voluntary contribution from any organization or person from Haryana, India or abroad and CSR contribution from any industry or business is also invited. He assured that the Fund
will be utilized only for supporting those who have been badly affected by this pandemic situation.
Among those present on this occasion included Chief Secretary Keshni Anand Arora, Additional Chief Secretary Health and Family Welfare Rajeev Arora, Additional Chief Secretary Finance
T.V.S.N Prasad, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, V.Umashankar and Principal OSD to Chief Minister Neeraj Daftuar.