FDDI staff donates one day’s salary to the PM CARES Fund for strengthening the fight against COVID-19 pandemic
In view of unprecedented situation arising in the wake of spread of COVID-19 pandemic, the Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI) donated a day's salary of its employees, including its own contribution to the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund) to aid and support Government’s efforts in fighting the pandemic.
All the employees of the campuses of FDDI located at Noida, Fursatganj, Chennai, Kolkata, Rohtak, Chhindwara, Guna, Jodhpur, Ankleshwar, Banur, Patna and Hyderabad contributed to the PM CARES Fund that are notified for 100% deduction from taxable income under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
In a bit to extend help to our brethren, especially at the time of grief and crisis, FDDI has remitted a sum of Rs. 11,00000/ (Rs, Eleven Lakhs) to the PM CARES Fund, ICICI Bank, Sector - 50, Noida, Account Number- 663701PMCARE, IFSC Code ICIC0006637 on 18th April 2020.
This step taken by FDDI testifies that Institute is not only playing a pivotal role in supporting Indian footwear industry through its academic programmes, testing and R&D, consulting and Government of India projects etc., but also extends its helping hand to the suffering people.