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Q. What is NDF?

A. NDF stands for National Defence Fund. The 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. The details about the fund, its administration, ways to contribute etc. have been provided at website

Q. What are the various modes of payment for online contribution ?

A. NDF accepts online contribution only through netbanking. At present, payments through Credit or Debit cards are not accepted.

Q. Which are the various banks through which contribution to NDF can be made online using netbanking ?

A. Contribution to NDF can be made online using netbanking through following banks.

  • Allahabad Bank
  • Andhra Bank
  • Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait
  • Bank of Baroda - Corporate Banking
  • Bank of Baroda - Retail Banking
  • Bank of India
  • Bank of Maharashtra
  • Canara Bank
  • Catholic Syrian Bank
  • Central Bank of India
  • Corporation Bank
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Development Credit Bank
  • Dhanlakshmi Bank
  • Federal Bank
  • IDBI Bank
  • Indian Bank
  • Indian Overseas Bank
  • IndusInd Bank
  • ING Vysya Bank
  • Jammu & Kashmir Bank
  • Karnataka Bank Ltd
  • Karur Vysya Bank
  • Kotak Bank
  • Laxmi Vilas Bank - Co-operative Bank
  • Laxmi Vilas Bank - Retail Net Banking
  • Oriental Bank of Commerce
  • Punjab & Sind Bank
  • Punjab National Bank - Corporate Banking
  • Punjab National Bank - Retail Banking
  • Shamrao Vitthal Co-operative Bank
  • South Indian Bank
  • State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur
  • State Bank of Hyderabad
  • State Bank of India
  • State Bank of Mysore
  • State Bank of Patiala
  • State Bank of Travancore
  • Syndicate Bank
  • UCO Bank
  • Union Bank of India
  • United Bank of India
  • Vijaya Bank
  • Yes Bank Ltd

Q. Does the website submit the information in secure mode?

A. Yes. The NDF website submits the information over Secure Socket Layer (SSL),
which provides a secure channel to exchange information in encrypted mode. The SSL digital certificate has been signed by NICCA which is a premier Government of India certifying agency.

Q. How do I know about the status of my payment online?

A. After you make the payment at the netbanking interface of the concerned bank, 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 Payment History and find out the status of your transaction.

Q. Is there any transaction charge for online payment?

A. There is no transaction charges levied by NDF for online payment. However some banks may levy the netbannking transaction charges, which may vary from bank to bank.

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