Prime Minister Narendra Modi donated Rs 2.25 lakh from his personal pocket because the “preliminary corpus” to the PM CARES Fund simply after it was arrange, officers within the Prime Minister’s Workplace have mentioned. Quick for Prime Minister’s Citizen Help and Reduction in Emergency Conditions Fund, the cash collected below PM CARES is deployed within the combat towards the coronavirus pandemic.
“PM Modi donated Rs 2.25 lakh in the direction of the preliminary corpus of PM CARES Fund after it was arrange,” a PMO official mentioned, asking to not be named.
“PM Modi has a protracted legacy of contributing to public causes starting from lady baby training to work on cleansing the Ganga to welfare of the underprivileged. These donations have now exceeded Rs 103 crore,” the official mentioned.
The Congress and others events have questioned the authorized validity of PM CARES Fund and questioned the necessity for it, pointing to the same Prime Minister’s Nationwide Reduction Fund (PMNRF).
Issues have been raised over company social duty advantages denied to contributions to state catastrophe aid funds. PM CARES Fund can’t be audited by the Comptroller and Auditor Common of India.
The centre has defended the PM CARES Fund, saying it’s a voluntary fund whereas budgetary allocations care for different catastrophe response funds.
PM Modi final 12 months donated Rs 21 lakh from his private financial savings to a corpus fund for the welfare of sanitation staff on the Kumbh Mela held in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj.
After receiving the Seoul Peace Prize in South Korea, PM Modi donated the complete prize cash of Rs 1.Three crore for work on cleansing the Ganga. He donated one other Rs 3.40 crore fetched in an public sale of his mementoes to the river-cleaning mission, PMO officers mentioned. Rs 8.35 crore raised in an public sale of presents PM Modi had obtained in 2015 additionally went to the Namame Ganga Mission, the officers mentioned.
On finishing his tenure because the Chief Minister of Gujarat, he had donated Rs 21 lakh from his personal financial savings for educating daughters of Gujarat authorities workers. He raised Rs 89.96 crore by auctioning all of the presents he obtained whereas he was chief minister and donated this to the Kanya Kelavani Fund, which helps lady kids for his or her training.
The PM CARES Fund is exempted below the Overseas Contribution (Regulation) Act and a separate account for receiving international donations has been opened. This allows PM CARES Fund to simply accept donations and contributions from people and organisations overseas.
“That is per respect to Prime Minister’s Nationwide Reduction Fund (PMNRF). PMNRF has additionally obtained international contributions as a public belief since 2011,” the federal government says on the PM CARES Fund web site.