PM CARES Fund: Ratan Tata, Justice KT Thomas Are New Trustees, Ex-CAG Rajiv Mehrishi & Sudha Murthy Join Advisory Board
IANS 22 September 2022
Prime minister (PM) Narendra Modi on Tuesday chaired a meeting of the board of trustees of the PM CARES Fund, which was also attended by the newly-nominated trustees—Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of Tata Sons; retired Justice KT Thomas, former Supreme Court judge; and former deputy speaker of Lok Sabha Kariya Munda.
The Trust further decided to nominate eminent persons for constitution of the Fund's advisory board.
These include former comptroller and auditor general (CAG) of India Rajiv Mehrishi, former chairperson of Infosys Foundation Sudha Murthy, and Anand Shah, co-founder of Teach for India and former CEO of Indicorps and Piramal Foundation.
The PM welcomed the trustees for becoming an integral part of the PM CARES Fund.
Mr Modi said that participation of new trustees and advisers will provide wider perspectives to the functioning of the PM CARES Fund.
Their vast experience of public life would impart further vigour in making the Fund more responsive to various public needs, he noted.
The meeting was also attended by other trustees of the PM CARES Fund, home minister (HM) Amit Shah and finance minister (FM) Nirmala Sitharaman.
A presentation was made on the various initiatives undertaken with the help of PM CARES Fund, including the PM CARES for Children scheme which is supporting 4,345 children, an official statement said.
Mr Modi appreciated the people of the country for contributing wholeheartedly to PM CARES Fund.
It was discussed that PM CARES has a larger vision on effectively responding to emergency and distress situations, not only through relief assistance, but also taking mitigation measures and capacity building.
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1 year ago
God only knows if anything will get done when RTI is not there
1 year ago
Star studded Trustees !!!
1 year ago
Nonagenarians and a suspect bureaucrat. Perfect.
1 year ago
1 year ago
Good move to bring more credibility but it should also come under the RTI act .What is preventing it .
1 year ago
Then, what's the problem for the PM to put the Fund under the ambit of RTI Act, 2005? Merely nominating some respectable persons to it as its trustees can't be the be all and end all of it.
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