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1What are the methods can I use to donate to ZWC-Zonal Welfare Council online?
One can donate online through Internet banking (Indian banks only), National Debit Card/Credit Card.
2Can I donate through cheques/demand drafts, if Yes- how?
One can send us a cheque or DD* in the favor “Zonal Welfare Council” (*DD payable at Kolkata).
Postal Address: Amtala, ND Road, Dakshin Kanyanagar (Singhirmore),
South24Parganas,
PO- Kanyanagar,
West Bengal - 743398.
3I have a Citibank bank account. How can make a donation?
Citibank account holders can donate through Citibank Debit / Credit Card. Even, One can send us a cheque in the favor “Zonal Welfare Council” at
Postal Address: Amtala, ND Road, Dakshin Kanyanagar (Singhirmore),
South24Parganas,
PO- Kanyanagar,
West Bengal - 743398.
4Are my donations eligible for tax deductions?
All donations except cash are eligible for tax deductions under section 80 GGB/GGC of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
5Who can donate to ZWC ?
Donor should be an Indian citizen either living in India.
6How do I know that my donation has been accepted?
In case of online donation, the receipt are sent at the registered email id, after every successful transaction. However, for Cheque / DD / cash, the receipt are sent by post or hand delivery as the case may be.
7I have more questions on donations. How do I get more help?
One can e-mail us at donation@zonalwelfarecouncil.org or call us at +91-9748650034.
8What payment gateways do you use?
We have Instamojo.com (Instamojo) and CC AVENUE as the payment gateway.
9What security measures do you have in place?
The donation process is behind 128 bit SSL encryption.Our Payment gateway partners are PCI compliant.
10Do you store my credit card information?
No. The Zonal Welfare Council servers do not store any credit/debit card related information with them.
11What country/State should I select in the country field of my drop down?
While making online donation, select the country/State in which you are presently residing.
12Does Zonal Welfare Council accept international cheques?
Yes.
13Can I use Paypal? Why don't you use Paypal?
No, Paypal has not given us the approval for online transfers.
14Can NRIs pay into a local bank account e.g. US or UK bank account?
NRIs can instruct their bank to debit their account and issue a Demand draft payable at Kolkata, in favor of Zonal Welfare Council, in Indian currency (INR) & send that to Zonal Welfare Council,
Postal Address: Amtala, ND Road, Dakshin Kanyanagar (Singhirmore),
South24Parganas,
PO- Kanyanagar,
West Bengal - 743398.

You need to give your details, in the message column, including your Indian passport no.
15Can I use Money2India/TimesofMoney or similar remittance service to donate to ZWC ?
No; We could not disclose our account number.
16What are ZWC bank account details? I want to send money directly/deposit cheque / deposit cash?
We cannot share the bank account number, as we will be not able to track the donors details. As we want to list all the names & details of all donors.
17I had a failed transaction - what does it mean? Who do I get in touch with?
One can mail us at donation@zonalwelfarecouncil.org.in or call us at +91-9748650034.
18I had a failed transaction but money has been taken from my card/bank account. What do I need to do?
Mail us at donation@zonalwelfarecouncil.org.in or call us at +91-9748650034.
19I have no transaction number or email but money has been taken from the account.
Mail us at donation@zonalwelfarecouncil.org.in with details such as amount, name of donor, email id, date of transaction and mode of payment.
20What if I don’t want to give my passport details?
For NRI’s, passport number is a mandatory field to validate the citizenship.
21I made a donation. I need a receipt for tax filing purposes.
Mail us at donation@zonalwelfarecouncil.org.in with details such as amount, name of donor, email id, PAN Card Number, date of transaction and mode of payment.

Donations to Zonal Welfare Council are exempted from tax u/s 80G of IT Act.