Government of West Bengal
No. – 50-SB(SM)-20 Howrah, the 23rd day of March, 2020
Subject: Constitution of the West Bengal
State Emergency Relief Fund
The State Government is required to take urgent steps to provide relief
and assistance for combating emergencies which
are not related to natural disaster.
2. In order to effectively combat
these unforeseen emergencies, it is decided to
create “The West Bengal State Emergency
Relief Fund” so that additional resources
are quickly mobilized to cope up with the
situation and to provide immediate relief.
The purpose of the fund will be as follows:
(i) to provide relief to the people affected
by the emergency situations.
(ii) to assist
the State Government for creation/upgradation of infrastructure and other logistics to cope with the emergency.
provide funds for transportation and rehabilitation for persons affected by the
(iv) to provide
fund for mass awareness among the public about the emergency and ways to prevent it.
(v) to provide funds for R&D/ development of newer methods /
techniques for affectively coping with the
(vi) any other
aspects related to prevention and control of situation arising out of emergency.
contribution to the West Bengal State Emergency Relief Fund may be received in
cash and kind from the following sources: –
(i) Donations/contributions from Charitable
Institutions/ Organizations/ Trusts and individuals.
(ii) Contribution from the State and
Central Public Sector Companies. (iii) Contribution from the Private Sector
Any other source as may be deemed appropriate.
5. The said Fund shall be operated by the
6. Manner of Administration of the Fund.
(a) The criteria
as well as the amount for allocation for specific purposes, shall be decided by a Committee to be known as the West Bengal
State Emergency Relief Fund Management Committee.
(b) The Managing Committee shall comprise of the following –
i. Chief Secretary to the Government of West Bengal, – Chairman
to the Government of West Bengal, Finance Department –
Member will act as convener,
to the Government of West Bengal, Home Department –
to the Government of West Bengal, Disaster Management and
Civil Defence Department –
(b) The Committee shall determine its own procedure.
7. All cash
contributions received in the fund shall be kept in a dedicated Bank Account to
be opened for this purpose.
8. The fund will
be audited by a Chartered Accountant firm empanelled by the Accountant
General, West Bengal.
9. Joint Secretary, Finance will act
as the Nodal Officer for managing the contributions received under the fund.
Details of the Nodal officer are as follows:
contribution in Kind: Shri Sanjay Bansal, IAS, Secretary, Health, Mobile: 9051022000, email: [email protected]
(ii) For contribution by Cheque/
Draft/ Online payments: Shri. Khalid A. Anwar, IAS, Joint Secretary Finance, Mobile: 9903236466, email: [email protected]
10. Details of the Bank Account for
the West Bengal State Emergency Relief Fund are as follows: Bank: ICICI Bank Ltd., Branch: Howrah, A/c No: 628005501339,
IFSC Code: ICIC0006280, MICR Code:
Additional Chief Secretary
to the Govt of West Bengal
The West Bengal State Government Appeals ALL to contribute in West Bengal State Emergency Relief Fund and assist the State in prevention and control of situation arising out of unforeseen emergencies like COVID-19 (CORONA).
|The contributions can be made Through Cheque / DD / Debit Card / Credit Card / UPI and kind. Bank details for Cheque / DD / Debit Card / Credit Card / UPI contribution are as follows: A/c Name : West Bengal State Emergency Relief Fund Bank : ICICI Bank Ltd., Branch: Howrah A/c No : 628005501339 IFS Code : ICIC0006280 Swift Code : ICICINBBCTS MICR Code : 700229010 For contribution in kind contact : [email protected] For further details : Click Here||Please CLICK the ICON below to make ONLINE PAYMENT|