Q.1 What is National Defence Fund (NDF)?
National Defence Fund was setup in the year 1962 to take charge of voluntary donations in cash and kind received for promotion of the national defence effort, and to decide on their utilisation. The Fund is used for the welfare of the members of the Armed Forces (including Para Military Forces) and their dependents. Please visit About NDF section for further details.
Q.2 How is the National Defence Fund administered?
The Fund is administered by an Executive Committee
• Prime Minister - Chairperson
• Defence Minister - Member
• Home Minister - Member
• Finance Minister – Member & Treasurer of the Fund
Q.3 What are the various modes of donations?
Contributions can be made by following modes :-
(i) Net Banking (SBI and other commercial Banks)
(ii) Contributions can also be made online through the dedicated portal – ndf.gov.in as well as the portal of PMO i.e. pmindia.gov.in.
(iii) Further, cheque or demand draft drawn in favour of ‘NATIONAL DEFENCE FUND’ can be sent to Under Secretary (Funds), PMO, South Block, New Delhi, Pin -110011 along with Name, Address, Mobile No., E-mail ID and PAN of the donor.
Name and address of the Nodal Branch of collection Bank is as under:-
Name of the Account: “National Defence Fund” Name of the Bank: State Bank of India Account Number: 11084239799 IFSC code: SBIN0000691
Q.4 Are contributions towards the National Defence Fund exempted from Income Tax?
Yes, contributions to National Defence Fund have been notified for 100% deduction from Taxable Income under Section 80(G) of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
It may be noted that certificate of donation in Form No. 10BE is only applicable to the fund or institutions approved under sub - clause (iv) of clause (a) of sub-section (2) of section 80G. In respect of donations which fall in any other category (which, inter alia, includes the National Defence Fund), the deduction under section 80G of the Act shall be allowed to assessees based on the claim made by them in their return of income. Form No. 10BE is not required to be issued in case of the National Defence Fund.
Q.5 Does National Defence Fund (NDF) have a Permanent Account Number (PAN)?
Yes, the PAN number of NDF is XXXXXX009F.
Q.6 What is the income and expenditure of National Defence Fund (NDF) for the last 05 years?
The Income and Expenditure Statement of the NDF for last five years is follows:-
(Rs. in crore)
Year Expenditure Receipts Balance 31.03.2019 17.49 103.85 1201.54 31.03.2020 54.62 103.04 1249.96 31.03.2021 52.51 87.04 1284.49 31.03.2022 70.75 90.64 1304.38 31.03.2023 77.76 110.74 1337.36
Q.7 How do I know about the status of my payment online?
The status of payment is shown at the following pages. In case the payment is successful, the same is displayed at status page as well as conveyed to the email address / mobile number given by you. In case you are still not able to know the status of your payment. You may click Print Receipt and find out the status of your transaction.
Q.8 How will be formal donation receipt issued to the donors?
The process flow of generation of receipts through various modes of transaction is given as below:-
Mode of Transaction Generation of Receipt Donations made using ndf.gov.in or pmindia.gov.in website For successful transaction, the formal receipt can be downloaded / printed from “ Print Receipt” tab available on the portal. Transaction made directly in NDF collection bank account through RTGS/NEFT/IMPS etc. The transaction details of donations deposited directly in the collection account of NDF may be intimated to this office through email at email@example.com. After reconciling the transactions formal receipt will be sent to the donor at his / her address. Cheque or demand draft drawn in favour of ‘NATIONAL DEFENCE FUND’ sent to Under Secretary (Funds), PMO, South Block, New Delhi, Pin -110011 After encashment of DD / Cheque, the formal receipt will be sent to the donor at his / her given address.
Q.9 Is there any transaction charge for online payment?
There is no transaction charges levied by NDF for online payment. However some banks may levy the net bannking transaction charges, which may vary from bank to bank.