Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund(PM CARE Fund) as mentioned in the post was created to have financial assistance from individuals and organizations in the country and from abroad to tackle the coronavirus pandemic or dealing with other kinds of emergency, calamity or distress, either man-made or natural or distress situation in the country. The trust has Prime Minister(Narendra Modi) as its chairperson and ministers from departments of Defence minister(Rajnath Singh), Home minister(Amit Shah) and Finance minister (Nirmala Sitharaman) as its members. Apart from this, the chairperson has to appoint or nominate three more trustees as per the guidelines of the PM CARES Fund. The fund will get 100% exemption(80G benefits) under the Income Tax Act, 1961 and gets through as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) expenditure under the Companies Act, 2013.
As per the latest updates, the total donation received so far crosses Rs 10,000 crore and its details can be feen on the website, pmcares.gov.in. As the PM Cares Fund is not falling under the status of public authority(under section 2 (h)) thus the RTI Act cannot be raised for the fund, cannot be audited by CAG as it is "a charitable organisation" and "based on donations from individuals and organisations" but by an independent auditor outside the government.
There is no members from the opposition, no CAG audit, No RTI, How can the public be assured about the usage of the fund collect is properly done for the relief during emergency or distress situation? Now it is upto the trustee of the fund that can answer the question.
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