Daily Current Affairs – 2020Topic: For Prelims and Mains
Supreme Court has recently delivered its judgment on PM CARES funds.
The petition was filed by an NGO named Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) had sought a direction to the Centre to transfer the funds of PM Cares Fund to the NDRF.
Set up on March 28, the PM CARES Fund is a charitable trust registered under the Registration Act, 1908.
The trust does not receive any Budgetary support or any Government money.
It was constituted with an objective to extend assistance in the wake of public health emergency that is pandemic COVID-19”.
Prime Minister is the ex-officio Chairman of the PM CARES Fund and Minister of Defence, Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of Finance, Government of India are ex-officio Trustees of the Fund.
The Public Account of India was constituted by Article 266(2) of the Indian Constitution. It deals with the money received by the government, i.e. state provident funds, various pre-deposits under income tax, depreciation and reserve funds of departmental undertakings are paid into public accounts. Thus, receipts and disbursements which do not form part of the Consolidated Fund of India are included in the public accounts of India.
(a) An amount which the Central Government may, after due appropriation made by Parliament by law in this behalf provide;
(b) Any grants that may be made by any person or institution for the purpose of disaster management.
All India Institute of Ayurveda under Ministry of AYUSH and Delhi Police have jointly launched ‘AYURAKSHA’ for police personnel.