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Ratan Tata and former Supreme Court judge join as PM CARES trustees

EconomyRatan Tata and former Supreme Court judge join as PM CARES trustees

Tata Sons chairman emeritus Ratan Tata and former Supreme Court judge K T Thomas join as PM CARES newly-nominated trustees.

Narendra Modi on Wednesday thanked people for “contributing wholeheartedly” to the PM CARES Fund during a meeting that was also attended by its newly-nominated trustees Tata Sons chairman emeritus Ratan Tata, former Supreme Court judge K T Thomas and former deputy speaker Kariya Munda. Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who are the trustees, attended the meeting, too.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday chaired a meeting of the Board of Trustees of PM CARES Fund and said the component would be used to respond to distress situations and not just as relief assistance.

The participation of new trustees and advisers will provide a wider perspective on the functioning of the fund. Their vast experience in public life will impart further vigour in making the fund more responsive to public needs.

The Trust further determined to nominate the following eminent persons for the constitution of the Advisory Board to PM CARES Fund — former Comptroller and Auditor General of India Rajiv Mehrishi, former chairperson of Infosys Foundation Sudha Murthy, co-founder of Teach for India, and former CEO of Indicorps and Piramal Foundation Anand Shah.

On the occasion, 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 4,345 kids who lost their parents to Covid. Trustees appreciated the role played by the fund at a crucial time for the country.

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