What is the Prime Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund ?
The Prime Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund is purely a relief fund set up by the Government of Nepal. The fund is used for rescue, treatment, relief, rehabilitation of victims and restoration of physical infrastructure damaged by natural disaster and calamities. Money received from the Government of Nepal or from any other national and international sources for the purpose of relief is deposited into this Fund and is solely used for the purpose of providing relief to the affected people.
How is the fund governed?
The Fund’s operations are guided by the Prime Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund Operation Regulations - 2006 of the Government of Nepal.
The fund cannot be spent on any other overheads including facilities and allowances to civil servants or used to provide donations. At the Central Relief Fund level, a committee headed by the Vice Chairperson of the National Planning Commission and comprising of Secretaries of eight different ministries coordinate the Fund activities. The funds are released to the office of the Chief District Officer, who is the Coordinator of the District Relief Fund, through the Ministry of Home Affairs only after a unanimous decision is made by this committee.
Is this fund audited?
All expenditure under both the Central Relief Fund and the District Relief Fund, are regularly and annually audited by the Auditor General of Nepal, which ensures maximum accountability and transparency.
Where can I see the account details of this fund?
The daily account detail of this fund is published in the official site of the Office of the Prime Minister and Counsel of Minister http://opmcm.gov.np/np/ and also in the page of the Prime Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund http://pmrelief.opmcm.gov.np/contributors.aspx ensures maximum accountability and transparency.
How much money has been collected so far?
The daily account detail of this fund is published in the official site of the Office of the Prime Minister and Counsel of Minister http://opmcm.gov.np/np/ and also in the page of the Prime Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund http://pmrelief.opmcm.gov.np/contributors.aspx
How can I contribute to this fund?
You can contribute online directly to the “Prime Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund” by visiting our website http://pmrelief.opmcm.gov.np/default.aspx.
Robust banking arrangements have been made to facilitate online banking transactions for willing people and institutions. Nepalese who are willing can deposit their donations and contributions by using SCT cards and local VISA or MasterCard cards within Nepal, and foreigner nationals can do the same by using VISA or Mastercard from outside Nepal.
Alternatively donors and contributors can choose to directly deposit funds in the following bank accounts.
Bank of Kathmandu, A/c No 010000062888524, SWIFT Code: BOKLNPKA
Citizen’s Bank International Limited, A/c No 0010002562CA, SWIFT Code: CTZNNPKA
Everest Bank Limited, A/c No 00101102200012 and 00100-105200270, SWIFT Code: EVBLNPKA
Global IME Bank Limited, A/c No 0411010000005, SWIFT Code: GLBBNPKA
Himalayan Bank Limited, A/c No 01905631210011 and 01905631210027, SWIFT Code: HIMANPKA
Nabil Bank Limited, A/c No 1710017505285, SWIFT Code: NARBNPKA
Nepal Bangladesh Bank Limited, A/c No 01-035141C, SWIFT Code: NPBBNPKA
Nepal Bank Limited, A/c No 002-11-053313, SWIFT code: NEBLNPKA
Nepal Investment Bank Limited, A/c No, 00101010315562, SWIFT Code: NIBLNPKT
Nepal SBI Bank Limited, A/c No 17725240200640, SWIFT Code: NSBINPKA
NIC Asia Bank Limited, A/c No 3240374916524001, SWIFT Code: NICENPKA
Rastriya Banijya Bank Limited , Singha Durbar, A/c No 113000376201, SWIFT Code: RBBANPKA
Standard Chartered Bank Nepal Limited, A/c No 01-0132438-01, SWIFT Code: SCBLNPKA
How can I contribute using SCT card?
Once you have reached the page of the PM’s disaster relief fund, you can choose which card association you want to use.
If you want to use your SCT card simply select SCT. Enter your name and the amount you want to contribute and also your Email address (optional).
Once the fields have been filled press the “Contribute” button. This will lead you to a page where the information you entered will be displayed for you to check. Once you check press the “Contribute Now” button.
This will lead you to the secure gateway page. Please enter the 16 digit card number in the “Card Number” field. Numbers will be automatically grouped into four 4 digits separated by a “-”. In the “Expiry Date” field enter the month and the year in the respective fields.
When the cursor is kept at the “Pin No” field an electronic PIN pad with appear. Enter the PIN number that you use for your ATM using your mouse. This is an additional security feature so that the browser cannot save the PIN entered. This electronic PIN pad is 256 bit encrypted.
How can I contribute using Nepali Visa / MasterCard card?
If you want to use your Visa or MasterCard card select Visa/Master. Enter your name, choose NPR from the “Currency Type” drop down menu and the amount you want to contribute and also your Email address (optional).
Please note that the NPR amount that you enter will be converted into equivalent INR when sent to the payment gateway. This is because Visa and MasterCard does not settle in Nepali Rupees.
This will lead you to the secure gateway page. Here you choose between Visa and MasterCard by clicking on the respective logo. This will lead you to a page where you enter your Card Number, Expiry Date and CVV number.
What is CVV number?
CVV or Card Verification Value is a 3 digit number found on the back of the card.
Where can find further information on this fund?
For further details about the Fund: