Massive outpouring of public support and sympathy against the massacre of CRPF jawans in Pulwama has made, a government website to support the nation’s bravehearts, crash repeatedly. People have started posting complaints on social media that the website didn’t respond when they tried to donate money to 40 CRPF jawans martyred in the Pulwama fidayeen attack.

According to the home ministry sources, in just the last 36 hours, anguished Indians have donated close to Rs 3.5 crore on the website. It means that every 60 minutes, has received nearly Rs 10 lakh for the slain para-military personnel.

There have been 15,000 visitors just in the last 24 hours, the sources said.

On an average, the website receives almost Rs 8 lakh daily. On the Independence Day, it received Rs 50 lakh. However, the surge in donations after the Pulwama attack has been unprecedented.

On the website, one can donate directly to an individual braveheart's account (up to a maximum of ₹ 15 lakh) or could transfer money to the Bharat Ke Veer corpus.

To ensure maximum coverage, a cap of ₹ 15 lakh has been envisaged per braveheart and the donor would be alerted if the amount exceeds ₹ 15 lakh, so that they can choose to either decrease their contribution or divert part of the contribution to another braveheart’s account, or to the Bharat Ke Veer corpus.

The Bharat Ke Veer corpus will be managed by a commitee made up of eminent persons and senior government officials, in equal number, to decide how to disburse the fund equitably to the soldiers’ families based on need and urgency.

The donation received from the public will be given to jawans of Assam Rifles, Border Security Force, Central Industrial Security Force, Central Reserve Police Force, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, National Disaster Response Force, National Security Guard and the Sashastra Seema Bal.

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