Donation to NaMo Gujarat Karma Yogi Kalyan Nidhi Trust exempted

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani disbursed Rs.8.97-lakh to 93 daughters
of Class IV employees as incentive assistance from the NaMo Gujarat Karma Yogi Kalyan
Nidhi Trust at a simple ceremony at Swarnim Sankool here today.
The Trust was started by Mr. Narendra Modi in 2014 with a corpus fund of Rs.21-lakh
donated from his salary before he moved on from Chief Minister of Gujarat to Prime
Minister at the Centre. He had wished that the fund should be used for education of
daughters of Class IV employees, to ensure they do not drop out for inability to pay tuition
fees. The Chief Minister is the Chairman of the Trust, while the Chief Secretary and GAD
Additional Chief Secretary are the Trustees.
Speaking on the occasion as the Chairman of the Trust, Mr. Rupani said it was due to the
vision of Mr. Modi that he had also started the Kanya Kelavani Nidhi as part of his
campaign for spreading girls’ education. It resulted in significant rise in girls’ literacy in the
Gujarat when he was the Chief Minister here.
Mr. Rupani said that the assistance from the NaMo Trust ranging from Rs.1,500 to
Rs.30,000 is disbursed for pursuing education from pre-school to postgraduate level under
22 categories, even for professional courses and competitive tests. So far, Rs.19.57-lakh
has been disbursed to 225 such daughters. He also listed the state government’s various
girls’ education and women’s’ empowerment schemes.
Donation to the Trust is exempted from Income-Tax under Section-80G. Donation could be
deposited in the State Bank of India, New Sachivalaya Complex, Gandhinagar, Current A/C
No. 33989922211, or send cheque/draft the Chairman, Sachivalay Karmachari Kalyan
Samiti, Gujarat Government, GAD, Block 7 Basement, Sachivalay, Gandhinagar.
Chief Secretary J.N. Singh gave details of various assistances extended as part of the fund.
Chief Minister’s Chief Principal Secretary K. Kailashnathan and Additional Chief Secretary
GAD Sangita Singh were present on the occasion, besides other senior government
officers and families of the beneficiaries.