MHA says existence of statutory fund like NDRF does not bar creation of PM CARES, lays down National Plan to contain COVID-19 before SC
PM Cares Fund

MHA says existence of statutory fund like NDRF does not bar creation of PM CARES, lays down National Plan to contain COVID-19 before SC

The response of the MHA was filed in a plea by Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) seeking transfer of the amount deposited in the PM Cares Fund to the NDRF.

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has filed an affidavit before the Supreme Court stating that the existence of a statutory fund like the National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) does not bar the creation of the ‘PM Cares Fund’, since it accepts voluntary donations.

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