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PM Cares Fund received Rs 3,076 Crore in donations in 5 days; Govt doesn’t disclose donors

The PM-Cares Fund has received Rs 3,076 crore till March 31, the government said in an audit report. However, there was no information regarding the donations received after March.

The report, which is made public on the PM-Cares Fund website, shows the final balance of the account to be Rs 30,76,62,58,096. Of the total amount, Rs 3,075.85 crore is known to have come domestic contribution while 39.67 lakh from foreign contribution. The details of the donors have not been made public by the government yet.

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Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram took to his Twitter handle to question why the “names of these generous donors not been revealed.”
“But the names of these generous donors will not be revealed. Why?
“Every other NGO or Trust is obliged to reveal the names of donors contributing more than a threshold amount. Why is the PM CARES FUND exempt from this obligation?
“The donee is known. The trustees of the donee are known. Why are the trustees afraid to reveal the names of the donors?,” Chidambaram tweeted

The PM-CARES fund was formed on March 27 this year, three days into the lockdown, and is headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Recently, the Supreme Court said the funds from the it need not be transferred to the National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) and individuals can voluntarily contribute to the NDRF. The apex court had dismissed a petition seeking transfer of all funds from PM CARES Fund to NDRF.

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