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.
Ministry clarifies this:
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.
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.
Details for electronic
Account name: The Prajnya Trust
Bank & branch: HDFC Bank, T.Nagar, Chennai 600 017
Account number: 02062560002557
RTGS/ NEFT IFSC: HDFC0000206
SWIFT Code: HDFCINBBCHE
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.