People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 28

July 14, 2013



ITEF Donation for Uttarakhand Relief


JOINING the nation in its grief over the loss of life and destruction of property in the recent Uttarakhand floods, the Income Tax Employees Federation (ITEF) has decided that each one of its members would donate one dayís salary to the Prime Ministerís Uttarakhand Relief Fund in order to contribute to providing relief and support for restoration.


Through a statement issued by its secretary general K P Rajagopal from New Delhi on June 8, the ITEF, which is the sole representative association of about 50,000 employees in India, said the average one day salary of each employee of the Income Tax Department is about one thousand rupees, and thus the total contribution from the employees will be about five crore rupees. To ensure speedy and proper remittance of this amount to the relief fund, and since all the income tax employees are ITEF members, the federation has asked the department to deduct the donation from the salaries of the employees and remit the same to the Prime Ministerís Uttarakhand Relief Fund directly.