FLOOD RELIEF IN CHENNAI AND OTHER PARTS OF TAMIL NADU
Chennai and its suburbs and some other parts of Tamil Nadu have recently faced devastating floods following unprecedented rainfall. The city of Chennai was worst affected and, after a massive relief effort, it is slowly limping back to normal.
The High Commission has received numerous messages of concern and sympathy from Malaysians from all walks of life expressing their readiness to offer assistance to the people of Tamil Nadu. The High Commission conveys its sincere gratitude for this outpouring of concerns and appreciates the offer of assistance to India at this difficult juncture.
Since many enquiries have come regarding possible contributions/assistance, while the Government of India has not appealed for help since all the relief efforts are being undertaken by its own teams and resources, those who have enquired for possible channels to route their monetary contributions to the Government of Tamil Nadu, have the following options in case it is so desired:
(i) Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund (CMPRF)
Contributions to CMPRF can be remitted directly by Electronic Clearing System (ECS) to the designated Savings Bank Account of CMRPRF to Indian Overseas Bank, Secretariat Branch, Chennai 600 009, Tamil Nadu, India. Details are as follows
Bank : Indian Overseas Bank
(Details available from Tamil Nadu Government website: cms.tn.gov.in/sites/default/files/announcement/announcement_CMPRF.pdf)
Contribution to Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund can also be made by Cheque/Demand Draft drawn in favour of “Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund”. This is an option in case of Cheques etc. drawn on Indian banks. Your remittances by Cheque/Demand Draft and any correspondence may be addressed to:
India International Bank, which is a Malaysian bank, has agreed to transfer cash contributions to Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund from Malaysia at minimal transaction costs. In case you deposit a Cheque/Demand Draft in favour of India International Bank in Malaysia, it will, in turn, transfer the amount to CMPRF. Any individual/organization/association could approach IIB-M with following documents:
(iii) Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF)
It may also be noted that Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) accepts voluntary contributions from individuals, Organizations, Trusts, Companies and Institutions etc. The detail for online transfer can be downloaded from http://pmindia.gov.in/en/pms-funds/ .
For any further enquiries, you may like to contact Mr. Bramha Kumar, First Secretary and Head of Chancery at his email email@example.com