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SPARK Deduction from Salary for OCKHI Disaster Relief Fund

All the govt employees and teachers have been requested to contribute with their two days’ salary for the fishing community and other victims of the disaster caused by the Ockhi cyclone to the Chief Ministers’ disaster relief fund (as referred in the circular). Considering the suggestions put forwarded by the different service unions, it has been decided that two days’ salary or salary amount as they like or a particular amount of money according to their wish can be granted for the welfare of the disaster victims.

All the heads of the departments are directed to authorize the Drawing and Disbursement Officers concerned to remit this amount to STSB – 799011400003321, District Treasury, Thiruvananthapuram, the head of account opened specially for the Ockhi disaster relief victims. Also, it can be remitted in person in Ac. No.67319948232, State Bank of India, City Branch, Thiruvananthapuram. IFSC code – SBIN0070028.

Along with the contribution amount, a letter by the employees should be submitted showing their consent for bestowing the amount towards relief fund. In the absence of the consent letter, two days’ salary will be deducted through SPARK with the assumption that they are willing to do so. All such contributions in cash towards disaster relief fund would be eligible for income tax deductions.The contributions towards the CM's disaster relief fund will get a 100 per cent exemption of tax according to the I-T Act, section 80G(2) (IIIHF).

SPARK Deduction Module
Module for Ockhi contribution has been enabled in SPARK, under the menu Salary matters-Ockhi relief contribution.
Then select Department,Office,DDO Code and Bill Type.  Click on 'Click here to get the employee Details' button
By default, all the employees in the selected bill is assumed to contribute two days salary. This can be changed by DDO by changing the no. of days/fixed amount.

Select Days or Fixed Amount from the select box, type the amount,if the selection is Fixed amount  and click the update button to effect the changes.

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  1. What about TSB cheque along with salary bill for "Okhi" contribution?

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