7th December – Armed Forces Flag Day
भारत सरकार/GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
रेल मंत्रालय/MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(रेलवे बोर्ड/RAILWAY BOARD)
The Ministry of Defence, Kendriya Sainik Board, New Delhi has requested Ministry of Railways to commemorate Armed Forces Flag Day during the period from 1st December 2022 to 7th December 2022 in Central Govt. Offices/ PSUs located in Delhi/ New Delhi.
The Armed Forces Flag Day is observed as a National Event every year on 7th December all over the country. The day is intended to honour the brave martyrs, valiant soldiers and help Armed Forces personnel by raising donations which is utilized for the welfare of ex-servicemen and their families.
Ministry of Defence has requested to make voluntary contributions to the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund by any of the following means throughout the year:-
(a) By cheque/demand draft drawn in favour of ARMED FORCES FLAG DAY FUND and payable at New Delhi.
(b) Online through RTGS. Bank details are as under:-
|Bank Name & Address
|Punjab National Bank, Sewa Bhawan Branch, R.K.Puram, New Delhi-110066
|State Bank of India, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066
|ICICI Bank, IDA House, Sector-IV, R.K.Puram, New Delhi-110066
All the Central Ministries and their subordinate offices located in Delhi/NCR have been requested by Ministry of Defence to organize commemoration of the “ARMED FORCES FLAG DAY” event during the period from 1st December 2022 to 07th December 2022, and collect donations in cash or cheques drawn in favour in “Armed Forces Flag Day Fund” and send it to Secretary, Kendriya Sainik Board, Ministry of Defence, West Block-IV, Wing-VII, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066 or directly deposit it in the AFFD Fund A/c as per details given in para above, under intimation to KSB Sectt for issue of IT exemption certificate.
All the donations/contributions toward the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund are exempted from Income Tax vide Govt. of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue (CBDT) letter F No. 197/08/2007-ITA dated 26 Mar 2007 and under Section 80 G (5) (vi) of Income Tax Act 1961 vide Director of Income Tax (E), letter No. NQ.DIT (E) I 2010-11/DEL-AE22280-0401201 1/2186 dated 04 Jan 2011. The tax exemption certificate will be issued for the donations made by cheques/demand drafts subject to donor’s particulars endorsed on the reverse of the cheque/demand draft.
As in previous years, the Armed Forces Flag Day will be observed on 7th December, 2022 (Wednesday) by collection of funds in Board’s office.
Director (General Admn.)