oi-Briti Roy Barman
New Delhi, Jan 17: A gaggle of as many as 100 former civil servants wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, elevating questions concerning the transparency in PM-CARES fund.
“It’s important that the place and stature of the Prime Minister is stored intact by making certain complete transparency in all dealings [he] is related to,” the group wrote in the letter.
The letter has been signed by 100 former civil servants together with former IAS officers Anita Agnihotri, S P Ambrose, Sharad Behar, Sajjad Hassan, Harsh Mander, P Joy Oommen, Aruna Roy, former diplomats Madhu Bhaduri, Okay P Fabian, Deb Mukharji, Sujatha Singh, and former IPS officers A S Dulat, P G J Nampoothiri, and Julio Ribeiro amongst others.
“We have been keenly following the continuing debate concerning the Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations, or ‘PM-CARES’.
Both the aim for which it has been created in addition to the best way it has been administered have left a variety of questions unanswered,” they stated in the letter.
The Opposition has additionally been relentlessly attacking the PM CARES fund questioning its transparency and demanding that it must be merged with the PM National Relief Fund.
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi had lashed out on the Centre final yr after the PMO had turned down an RTI request in regards to the PM CARES fund.
PM-CARES was arrange by Centre on March 28, 2020. PM Modi is the Chairman of the belief whereas the Defence Minister, Home Minister, and Finance Minister are the opposite members. All residents together with people, corporates, and organizations can contribute to this fund to increase the reduction efforts in the wake of the novel Coronavirus disaster. One can donate through financial institution switch, UPI, Debit, and Credit Cards, and Internet banking.