The Judges of the Delhi High Court have voluntarily decided to contribute ₹10,000 each to the Prime Minister Citizens Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Fund.
The said fund is constituted by the Central Government to tackle the emergency and distress caused by the outbreak of COVID19 pandemic, and to provide relief to those who are adversely affected.
In a release issued by the High Court, it was said that the judges have taken note of the various relief measures taken by Central and State Governments to support the citizens in these testing times.
The court also considered the fact that the financial burden of managing such a crisis is immense.
'It is the need of the hour that this court and the courts subordinate to this court make voluntary donations to the said account. It is therefore proposed that the judges of this court donate ₹10,000 each towards the PM CARES fund', the release states.
The release further states that it would be desirable if the officers/officials of this court and the subordinate courts, as well as the judicial officers, may also contribute one day's salary to the said fund.
'The contributions can always be more than the amount suggested', the release notes.