• IASbaba
  • February 2, 2023
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About PM CARES Fund:

  • Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund) is set up as a public charitable trust  under the Registration Act, 1908 in 2020.
  • It is not created under the Constitution or any law made by the Parliament or the state
  • The fund is administered on an honorary basis by Additional Secretary/ Joint Secretary, in charge of the PM CARES Fund in the PMO.
  • The Prime Minister’s Office provides administrative and secretarial support to the Trustees .
  • The fund consists entirely of voluntary contributions from individuals/organizations and does not get any budgetary support.
  • Donations to PM CARES Fund would qualify for 80G benefits for 100% exemption under the Income Tax Act, 1961.
  • Donations to PM CARES Fund will also qualify to be counted as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) expenditure under the Companies Act, 2013
  • PM CARES Fund has also got exemption under the FCRA and a separate account for receiving foreign donations has been opened.
  • PM CARES Fund accepts donations and contributions from individuals and organizations based in foreign countries.
  • This is consistent with respect to Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF). PMNRF has also received foreign contributions as a public trust since 2011.
  • PM CARES Fund is audited by an independent auditor
  • The Head Office of the Fund is Prime Minister’s Office, New Delhi.

Constitution of the Trust :

  • Prime Minister is the ex-officio Chairman of the PM CARES Fund
  • Minister of Defence, Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of Finance, Government of India are ex-officio Trustees of the Fund.
  • Any person appointed a Trustee shall act in a pro bono capacity.


  • To undertake and support relief or assistance of any kind relating to a public health emergency or any other kind of emergency, calamity or distress, either man-made or natural,
  • creation or upgradation of healthcare or pharmaceutical facilities, other necessary infrastructure, funding relevant research or any other type of support.
  • To render financial assistance, provide grants of payments of money or take such other steps as may be deemed necessary by the Board of Trustees to the affected population.

Source: Indian express


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