BSNL management has appealed to its employees to donate one day wages to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund ‘PM CARES’. The amount will be deducted from the salary of the employees except from those who  give in writing not to deduct . Copy of appeal is given below:

F.No.: 1-14/2018-PAT(BSNL) Dated: 15 -Apr-2020
All Heads of Telecom Circles &
All Heads of Other Administrative Units,
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
Sub: Voluntary contribution by the Employees of BSNL in PM CARES FUND in view of the spread of
COVID-19 pandemic in India.
In view of the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in India, it has been decided with the approval of
competent authority that the BSNL employees be requested to rise to the occasion and as a goodwill
gesture contribute to strengthen the fight against COVID-19. Therefore, all employees of BSNL are
requested to contribute voluntarily in PM CARES Fund as per following:
(i) One day salary (Basic Pay + DA) by Executives and Non Executives (absorbed, unabsorbed,
directly recruited and working on deputation in BSNL)
(ii) Two days salary (Basic Pay + DA) by Board of Directors
These deductions will be made from the salary of April 2020.
2. As the above contribution is purely voluntary, those employees who do not wish to contribute
may intimate their unwillingness to the respective DDOs in writing before 25.04.2020. The concerned
DDOs shall deduct the amount as per paragraph 1 above from the salary of all employees except those
employees who give their unwillingness in writing. This amount should be booked under the appropriate
Head of Account.
3. The payment of the consolidated amount of contribution to the PM CARES Fund shall be made
centrally by BSNL Corporate office. Therefore, the amount so worked out may be intimated to CBB
branch of BSNL Corporate office.
4. The contribution so made would qualify for 80G benefits for 100% exemption under the Income
Tax Act.
Yours faithfully,