Many Veterans Including Ratan Tata Became Trustees In PM-CARES Fund

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Many Veterans Including Ratan Tata Became Trustees In PM-CARES Fund
22 Sep 2022
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held a meeting with the Board of Trustees of the PM Cares Fund. During this meeting, the role played by the trustees in taking this fund forward during the covid period was appreciated while Prime Minister Modi praised the countrymen for their generous contribution to PM Cares Fund. According to the PMO, it was discussed in the meeting that PM CARES has a greater vision to respond effectively to emergency and crisis situations not only through relief assistance but also through mitigation measures and capacity building. The meeting was attended by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, former Supreme Court judge KT Thomas, former Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha Karia Munda, and Tata Sons Honorary Chairman Ratan Tata.

According to the PMO, the meeting was attended by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, newly appointed trustee of former Supreme Court Justice KT Thomas, former Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha Karia Munda and Tata Sons Honorary Chairman Ratan Tata. Union home minister Amit Shah and finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman are the other two trustees.

At the same time, after the meeting, the central government issued an official statement saying that prominent personalities including industrialist and honorary chairman of Tata Sons Ratan Tata, former Supreme Court judge KT Thomas and former deputy Lok Sabha speaker Kariya Munda will be appointed as trustees of the PM Cares Fund.

It was decided to nominate former Comptroller and Auditor General of India Rajiv Mehrishi, former Infosys Foundation chairman Sudha Murthy and former Indy Corps and Piramal Foundation executive officer Anand Shah to the advisory board of PM Cares Fund.

During the meeting, a presentation was made about various initiatives taken with the help of PM Cares including PM Cares for Children helping 4,345 children who have lost their families due to COVID-19.

According to the PMO, the Prime Minister said that the participation of new trustees and advisors will give a comprehensive view of the working of the PM CARES Fund. He said that his vast experience in public life would give more impetus to making this fund more responsive to various public needs. It is noteworthy that after the outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic, the government established the PM Cares Fund to deal with any kind of emergency or crisis situation arising out of it.

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