Union Home minister chairs high-level meet to review status of ‘Bharat Ke Veer’

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News:Union Home minister has chaired a high-level meeting to review the status of ‘Bharat Ke Veer’.

Facts:

About Bharat ke Veer:

  • Launched by the Union Home Ministry in 2017.
  • It is an IT based platform to enable willing donors to contribute towards the family of a braveheart who sacrificed his/her life in line of duty.
  • It is managed by a committee consisting of Director Generals of Central Armed Police Forces(CAPFs) under aegis of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • To ensure maximum coverage, a cap of 15 lakh rupees is imposed so that donors can choose to divert part of the donation.
  • It has also been granted the status of a registered trust to ‘Bharat ke Veer’ by making it exempt from income tax under form 80(g).