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SC states PM CARE contributions need not be credited to NDRF

Date: 20 August 2020 Tags: Judiciary & Judgments
  • The Supreme Court has refused to direct the Centre to transfer the contributions made to the PM Cares Fund for battling the Covid-19 pandemic to the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF).
  • A bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan said that voluntary contribution can always be made to the NDRF as there is no statutory bar under the Disaster Management Act.
  • The judgement came on a PIL, filed by NGO 'Centre for Public Interest Litigation, seeking a direction that all the money collected under the PM Cares Fund for the Covid-19 pandemic should be transferred to the NDRF.
  • The PIL had also sought a direction to the government to prepare, notify and implement a national plan under the Disaster Management Act to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.