The Supreme Court has refused to direct transfer of contributions made to PM Cares Fund for Covid-19 pandemic to National Disaster Response Fund.
The Supreme Court has dismissed a request looking for bearings to move all commitments made to the PM CARES Fund to the National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF).
PM Cares Fund need not be moved to NDRF, the SC said on Tuesday.
“The PM Cares subsidize is legitimate as an open beneficent store. There is no compelling reason to move all commitments to NDRF,” the Supreme Court said on Tuesday.
The SC, in any case, included that any individual or establishment can add to the NDRF.
The Supreme Court likewise noticed: “The National Disaster Management plan made in November, 2019 is sufficient to handle Covid-19. No compelling reason to make new activity plan or separate least principles of care.”
The Supreme Court took up the supplication recorded by a NGO looking for all commitments made to the PM CARES Fund till date to be moved to the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF), a legal store made under area 46 of the Disaster Management Act of 2005 (DM Act).
The Supreme had before held its request on a supplication on the issue brought up in the appeal.
The request, documented by NGO ‘Community for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL)’ through promoter Prashant Bhushan, had looked for a heading to the Center to move all commitments made to the PM CARES Fund, set up for Covid-19 help, to the NDRF.
On June 17, the SC had requested that the Center record its reaction on the supplication, which has looked for a heading that all the commitments
made by people and organizations for the Covid-19 pandemic ought to be credited to the NDRF, instead of to the PM CARES Fund.
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