DONATE TO PRAJNYA
- The Prajnya Trust was registered under section 12AA of the Income Tax Act 1961 (695/06-07). The Prajnya Trust PAN is AABTT4334M.
- Donations to Prajnya now qualify for tax deduction. Donations to Prajnya from 01-04-2008 to 31-03-2011 qualify for deduction under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961 as per I.T. Dept. Notification DIT (E) No. 2(573)2006-07 dated 26-09-2008.
- Please note: In view of the amendment brought about by Finance (No.2) Act/ 2009 regiarding automatic renewal of exemption u/S 80G, approval granted earlier to the Trust is valid in perpetuity.
- We are not able to accept donations of any sort from non-Indian individuals or organizations. If you hold an Indian passport, however, you can donate no matter where you live, PROVIDED you also scan and send a copy of the first page of your passport.
The Home Ministry clarifies this: "Contributions made by a citizen of India living in another country (i.e., Non-Resident Indian), from his personal savings,through the normal banking channels, is not treated as foreign contribution. However, while accepting any donations from such NRI, it is advisable to obtain his passport details to ascertain that he/she is an Indian passport holder." See also this blogpost on the same subject.
How to Donate
You can send a cheque or DD (drawn on Chennai) payable to “The Prajnya Trust” to our registered office address. Email us for the address, please.
It is also possible to donate online if you are an Indian national holding an account in an Indian bank.
Details for electronic transfer (current account):
Account name: The Prajnya Trust
Bank & branch: HDFC Bank, T.Nagar, Chennai 600 017
Account number: 02062560002557
RTGS/ NEFT IFSC: HDFC0000206
SWIFT Code: HDFCINBBCHE
Please email us to inform us of your donation, donation date, amount and transaction details.
We prefer not to accept cash donations; however, we do not rule them out altogether.