Clarification on the Issue of Army Welfare Fund Battle Casualties

CLARIFICATION ON THE ISSUE OF ARMY WELFARE FUND BATTLE CASUALTIES
There have been contradictory I misleading information on various social media plafforms on
the issue of contribution to “ARMY WELFARE FUND BATTLE CASUALTIES’. The issue is
clarified as under:(
a) Post recent tragedy at Siachen where soldiers lost their lives due to an avalanche, there
was a ground swell of sentiments in the Nation towards contributing towards Indian Army.
(b) There was also a perceived desire of public spirited citizens wanting to contribute
financiallyfor the welfare of the next of Kin/dependents. Earlier too, there have been similar
requests for financial support for the welfare of bereaved families.
(c) Accordingly, a new account named Army Welfare Fund Battle Casualties (AWFBC) has
been opened, which accepts donation for the families of Battle Casualties. The donations
received in the fund will be utilized to pay financial assistance/grantto widows of the Battle
casualties, their next of kins and dependents.
(d) To donate for the cause, donors may forward a Demand Draft in favour of Army
Welfare Fund Battle Casualties payable at New Delhi at the following address:A
djutant General’s Branch
Ceremonial & Welfare Directorate (Accounts Section)
Room No 281-B, South Block
IHQ of MoD (Army)
New Delhi -110011
(e) Alternatively, the amount can also be transferred directly in the account of Army
Welfare Fund Battle Casualties as per the details of Bank Account given below:F
und Name : Army Welfare Fund Battle Casualties
BankName : SyndicateBank
Branch : South Block, Defence Headquarters,
New Delhi -110011
Branch Code : 9055
IFSC Code : SYNB0009O55
Account No : 90552010165915
(f) The environment may be sensitized accordingly.
[Authority:- Adjutant General’s Branch letter No B/460211AG/AWFBCIAccts Sec dt 08 Aug 2016.]
Clarification on the Issue of Army Welfare Fund Battle Casualties