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REC Foundation contributed to Armed Forces Flag Day Fund

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 20-02-2024
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REC Limited donated Rs 15 crore to the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund for the education of children of ex-servicemen. This amount will be used for the education of about 12,500 children of ex-servicemen.

Uses of Armed Forces Flag Day Fund (AFFDF):

  • This contribution underlines REC Foundation's dedication to supporting those who have selflessly served the nation.
  • The Armed Forces Flag Day Fund (AFFDF) provides assistance to veterans, widows, dependents and rehabilitation institutions.
  • The contributions made by REC Foundation play a vital role in ensuring continued support and care for those who serve the nation.
  • REC Foundation's contribution to this fund reaffirms its commitment to corporate social responsibility and its dedication to making a positive impact on society.

Contribution to AFFDF:

  • Citizens of India can contribute to the welfare of war-widows and dependents of martyrs by showing solidarity with soldiers and their families by contributing generously to AFFDF.
  • Contributions to AFFDF are tax-exempt under section 80G(5)(vi) of Income Tax Act, 1961.
  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has appealed to the people to contribute generously to the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund for the welfare of brave women, ex-servicemen and their families.

Armed Forces Flag Day:

  • Since 1949, December 7 has been observed as Armed Forces Flag Day to honor the martyrs across the country.

About REC Limited: 

  • REC Limited is a 'Maharatna' Central Public Sector Enterprise under the Ministry of Power. Registered with RBI as NBFC and Infrastructure Financing Company (IFC).
  • REC Limited was established on 25 July 1969.
  • REC finances the entire power-infrastructure sector. This mainly includes new technologies like renewable energy and electric vehicles, battery storage, pumped storage projects, green hydrogen and green ammonia.
  • Recently, REC has also diversified into non-power infrastructure sector, which primarily includes:
    • Roads and Expressways, Metro Rail and Airports
    • IT communication
    • Social and commercial infrastructure (educational institutions, hospitals)
    • Port
    • Steel and Refinery
    • Electro-Mechanical (E&M).
  • REC Limited offers infrastructure loans to state, central, and private companies with varying maturity periods.
  • REC Limited is playing an important strategic role in the major schemes of the Government for the power sector.

REC Limited is the nodal agency for the following schemes:

  • PM Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (Saubhagya)
  • Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY)
  • Electricity Fund (NEF) Scheme


Answer: Donated Rs 15 crore.

Answer: REC Limited was established on 25 July 1969.

Answer: For various welfare schemes of soldiers

Answer: 7th December
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