Prior permission has to be taken by organizations to collect flood relief donations

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Mangalore, September 13: From the office of the deputy commissioner of Dakshina Kannada district A B Ibrahim, a release has said that it is mandatory for the persons or organizations who have been collecting donations towards flood relief work in Jammu and Kashmir, to obtain prior permission from the concerned tahsildar of the taluks if operated at the taluk level and the deputy commissioner if the area operated is wider. He has ordered them to apply for the permission to collect donations, by providing necessary details and documents to the specified officials.

He has warned that collection of donations either in kind or in cash without obtaining prior permission will attract legal action against them. He said this warning has been issued in view of complaints received by the district administration about the possibility of collecting money and materials from people and organizations in the name of providing relief to flood victims in Jammu and Kashmir by unscrupulous persons and entities and later misusing it.

A.B.Ibrahim, the deputy commissioner has said that it is our supreme duty to render help at this period of crisis and to ensure that the donations collected for the flood relief reach those who are in genuine need.

He added that it is neither right nor justifiable to misuse the opportunity of this calamity.

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