The Department of Revenue under the Union Ministry of Finance has asked its staff to donate a day's salary monthly till March 2021 to the PM-CARES Fund.
In a circular, the department has said that any officer or staff having objection to the directive may write to the Drawing and Disbursing Officer by April 20.
"It has been decided to appeal all officers and staff of Department of Revenue to contribute their one day's salary every month till March 2021 to the Prime Ministers Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) Fund to aid the government's efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic," the circular said on Friday.
The department has two statutory bodies thereunder -- the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and therefore the Central Board of Indirect taxes, and Customs (CBIC).
Donations towards the PM-CARES Fund are eligible for 100 per cent tax write-off. The fund has been created to hunt contributions from people to fight the coronavirus pandemic.