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PM-CARE

  • IASbaba
  • August 18, 2020
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PM-CARE

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II Governanace

Context: PMO denies RTI plea seeking info on PM­CARES

About PM-CARES

PM-CARES Fund was set to accept donations and provide relief during the Covid-19 pandemic, and other similar emergencies.

PM-CARES Fund

  • PM-CARES was set up as a public charitable trust with the trust deed registered on March 27, 2020.
  • It can avail donations from the foreign contribution and donations to fund can also avail 100% tax exemption.
  • PM-CARES is different from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF).

Composition:

  • Prime Minister as chairperson
  • Defence Minister, Home Minister, Finance Minister
  • Three trustees nominated by the Prime Minister “who shall be eminent persons in the field of research, health, science, social work, law, public administration and philanthropy”.
  • Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF)

Important value additions:

PM-CARES Not a Public Authority: It has been stated that the PM-CARES Fund is not a Public Authority under the ambit of Section 2(h) of the RTI Act, 2005.

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