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Ratan Tata among newly appointed trustees of PM CARES Fund

The Newly nominated trustees of the PM CARES Fund -- Justice Thomas, former Supreme Court judge; former deputy Lok Sabha speaker Munda and Tata, Chairman Emeritus, Tata Sons -- attended the meeting.

India TV News Desk Edited By: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: September 21, 2022 17:20 IST
PM Modi, Ratan Tata
Image Source : PTI The PM CARES Fund meeting chaired by PM Modi on Wednesday was attended by newly-nominated trustee Ratan Tata and others.

Highlights

  • The PM CARES for Children scheme is currently supporting 4,345 children.
  • The vision of the PM CARES Fund is to effectively respond to distress situations and emergency.
  • The disbursal over included Rs 1,392 crore for procurement of Covid vaccine doses.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has applauded people for their generous contribution to the PM CARES Fund. The meeting held on Wednesday was attended by newly-nominated trustees Justice K T Thomas, former deputy Lok Sabha speaker Kariya Munda, and Ratan Tata. The statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office said that Modi chaired a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the PM CARES Fund on Tuesday during which a presentation was made on the various initiatives undertaken with the help of the PM CARES Fund, including the PM CARES for Children scheme which is supporting 4,345 children. 

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also attended the PM CARES Fund trustee's meeting. The Newly nominated trustees of the PM CARES Fund -- Justice Thomas, former Supreme Court judge; former deputy Lok Sabha speaker Munda and Tata, Chairman Emeritus, Tata Sons -- also attended the meeting. The trustees acknowledged the role played by the fund at a crucial time for the country. Prime Minister Modi appreciated the people of the country for contributing wholeheartedly to the PM CARES Fund, the statement said. 

The vision of the PM CARES Fund is to effectively respond to distress situations and emergencies faced by the country not only through relief assistance but also by taking mitigation measures and capacity building, the statement further said. The prime minister welcomed the trustees for becoming an integral part of the PM CARES Fund. The trust also decided to nominate some eminent persons for the constitution of the Advisory Board to PM CARES Fund, including Rajiv Mehrishi, former Comptroller and Auditor General of India; Sudha Murthy, former Chairperson, Infosys Foundation; Anand Shah, Co-founder of Teach for India and former CEO of Indicorps and Piramal Foundation.

Prime Minister Modi said the participation of new trustees and advisors will provide a wider perspective on the functioning of the PM CARES Fund, according to the statement. He said their vast experience of public life would impart further vigor in making the fund more responsive to various public needs. The PM CARES Fund, set up to deal with emergencies such as the Covid pandemic, saw its corpus grow nearly three-fold to Rs 10,990 crore in 2020-21 fiscal, while the disbursal rose to Rs 3,976 crore, according to the latest audited statement.

The disbursal included Rs 1,000 crore for migrant welfare and over Rs 1,392 crore for procurement of Covid vaccine doses. The fund was set up as a public charitable trust "keeping in mind the need for having a dedicated national fund with the primary objective of dealing with any kind of emergency or distress situation, like posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and to provide relief to the affected".

The PM CARES FUND generated a lot of interest immediately after Prime Minister Modi announced its formation after the COVID-19 outbreak and appealed for donations, prompting several private firms, government bodies, and individuals, including celebrities to donate money.

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