[COVID-19] Supreme Court restrains Andhra Pradesh from diverting SDRF funds to Personal Deposit Account

The Court issued notice to the State of Andhra Pradesh after observing that it is a very serious issue since such diversion and transfer of funds is not permissible under the Disaster Management Act.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday restrained the Andhra Pradesh government from diverting funds collected for ex-gratia compensation to families of COVID-19 victims, from the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) to a Personal Deposit Account [Palla Srinivasa Rao v. Union of India and ors.]

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