New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the PM CARES Fund on Tuesday. Eminent personalities, including industrialist Ratan Tata, former Supreme Court judge KT Thomas, and former deputy Lok Sabha speaker Kariya Munda nominated as new trustees of the PM CARES Fund.
During the meeting, a presentation was made on the various initiatives undertaken with the help of the PM CARES Fund, including the PM CARES for Children scheme which is supporting 4345 children, Prime Minister Office said in a statement on Wednesday.
PM Modi appreciated the people of the country for contributing wholeheartedly to the PM CARES Fund.
The trustees appreciated the role played by the fund at a crucial time for the country.
It was discussed that PM CARES has a larger vision on effectively responding to emergency and distress situations, not only through relief assistance, but also taking mitigation measures and capacity building, the statement added.
Trustees of PM CARES Fund
The meeting was attended by PM CARES Fund trustees Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
The newly nominated trustees of the PM CARES Fund: Justice KT Thomas, former Supreme Court judge; Kariya Munda, former Deputy Speaker; Ratan Tata, Chairman Emeritus, Tata Sons – also attended the meeting.
The Trust further decided to nominate following eminent persons for constitution of Advisory Board to PM CARES Fund: Rajiv Mehrishi, former Comptroller and Auditor General of India; Sudha Murthy, former Chairperson Infosys Foundation;
Anand Shah, Co-founder of Teach for India and former CEO of Indicorps and Piramal Foundation
The Prime Minister said that participation of new Trustees and Advisors will provide wider perspectives to the functioning of the PM CARES Fund. Their vast experience of public life would impart further vigour in making the fund more responsive to various public needs.