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COVID19: Senior Advocate Rakesh Dwivedi Donates ₹1 Crore to PM CARES Fund

Karan Tripathi
30 March 2020 7:58 AM GMT
COVID19: Senior Advocate Rakesh Dwivedi Donates ₹1 Crore to PM CARES Fund
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To support the ongoing relief measures taken by the Central and State Governments for the welfare of the citizens affected by the national lockdown, Senior Advocate Rakesh Dwivedi has decided to contribute ₹1 crore to the PM CARES Fund.

As providing relief measures when the business and production activities are at halt can be a strain on the state's finances, the legal fraternity has come forward to contribute its bit to assist the state in carrying out the relief measures.

Yesterday, the Supreme Court made an appeal to the officials of the Registry to make voluntary contributions to Prime Minister Citizens' Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situation[PM CARES] funds for COVID-19 relief.

The donations will be deducted from the salary for the month of March. The circular issued by the SC's Registry, also clarifies that the contribution will be on voluntary basis.

In order to support the ongoing relief measures, the judges of the Delhi High Court have also decided to contribute ₹10,000 each to the PM CARES Fund.

The Delhi High Court has also urged officials and judicial officers of the subordinate courts to contribute their one day's salary to the said fund.

On Saturday, Justice NV Ramana had decided to donate ₹ 1 lakh each to the PM Relief Fund, AP Chief Minister's Relief Fund and Telangana Chief Minister's Relief Fund by way of cheques.

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