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Supreme Court Seeks Details of PM CARES Scheme for Children Orphaned due to COVID

Lawstreet Journal 4 Jun 2021 8:52pm

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On Tuesday (June 1, 2021), the Supreme Court directed the Central Government to provide details of the PM Cares scheme, which was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to provide financial and educational assistance to children who were orphaned during the pandemic, in a suo moto case concerning the spread of COVID-19 in child care institutions.

The Court noted that Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati has agreed to file details of the aforementioned scheme, including beneficiary identification and the mechanism to be used to monitor it.

According to bench, 

"ASG Aishwarya Bhati agrees to file details of the scheme, including the identification of beneficiaries. The information about the mechanism should be provided by the Union Of India,  in order to monitor the scheme".

After the Amicus Curiae, advocate Gaurav Agarwal made submissions regarding the issuance of the scheme, due to the insufficient details available about it, the direction was issued. 

The Bench noted that the Amicus requested that the Union of India  be directed to submit the necessary details of the PM CARES  scheme, announced by the Prime Minister, because  specifics of the scheme ate not available. 

"In his note, the Amicus referred to the Prime Minister's 'PM CARES for Children' scheme, which was announced on May 29, 2021. According to available information about the scheme, children who have lost both parents, or surviving parents/legal parents or adoptive parent, during COVID19 will be eligible for the central government scheme " the Bench observed. 

On 1 June, 2021 when a division Bench… Continue Reading...

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