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Every Citizen Has the Right to Know About Funds Collected by PM CARES: PIL In Bombay HC Seeks Auditing Of PM CARES By CAG [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 3 Jun 2020 7:20pm

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A Public Interest Litigation has been filed by Arvind K. Waghmare, an Advocate before the High Court of Judicature at Bombay, Nagpur Bench making PM Cares Fund (Prime Ministers Citizens Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situation), A Public Charitable Trust Created by Union Cabinet of India respondent among the others. In the PIL, the petitioner has sought a direction to respondents to nominate 3 independent trustees to the “PM Cares Fund” immediately and assign the auditing of it to the Comptroller General of India rather than any independent auditing agency. He also prayed to direct respondents to make the data of the fund received and utilized the public to inspire the confidence of the public.  

“PM Cares Fund” in the backdrop of COVID-19 was created by the Union Cabinet on March 28, 2020. The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India is the Chairperson and Ministers of Defence, Home and Finance have been made ex-officio Board of Trustees and the Chairperson was granted with the power to nominate as many as 3 Board of Trustees from the field of Research, Health, Science, Law, Social Work, Public Administration, and Philanthropy.

The petitioner had made it clear at the outset that he was not challenging and or disputing the creation of the public Trust in the name and style as “PM Cares Fund” on any ground, whether constitutional or otherwise. But he submitted that being the citizen of India and also a small donor to the “PM Cares Fund” he had every right to know the… Continue Reading...


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