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PM-CARES entirely different from NDRF: SC

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  • August 19, 2020
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PM-CARES entirely different from NDRF: SC

Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-II – Judiciary

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Key takeaways 

  • SC has also held that individuals could make voluntary contributions to NDRF under Section 46(1)(b) of the Disaster Management Act of 2005.
  • There would be no statutory prohibition against them.
  • Government’s stand
    • It has maintained that PM-CARES is a public charitable trust to which anyone can contribute.
    • It is not subject to audit by the CAG. 
    • It is not under public scrutiny. 
    • Contributions to it are 100% tax free.

Important value additions 

Funds such as the NDRF, formed under Section 46 of the Disaster Management Act of 2005, are provided for by Central and State Budgets.

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