Ex CAG Rajiv Mehrishi, Sudha Murthy Join PM CARES advies Advisory Board


New Delhi, Sept. 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting of the PM CARES Fund Board of Trustees on Tuesday, which was also attended by the newly appointed trustees — Ratan Tata, Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons; retired Judge KT Thomas, former Supreme Court Justice; and former Vice-Chairman of Lok Sabha Kariya Munda.

The Trust further decided to nominate senior figures for the composition of the fund’s advisory board.

These include Former Controller and Auditor General of India Rajiv Mehrishi, Former Chairman of infosys (NS:) Sudha Murthy Foundation, and Anand Shah, co-founder of Teach for India and former CEO of Indicorps and Piramal Foundation.

The Prime Minister welcomed the managers for having become an integral part of the PM CARES fund.

Modi said that the participation of new trustees and advisers will provide broader perspectives on the functioning of the PM CARES fund.

Their vast experience of public life would give even more power to make the fund more responsive to various public needs, he noted.

The meeting was also attended by other administrators of the PM CARES fund, Interior Minister Amit Shah and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

A presentation was given on the various initiatives undertaken with the help of the PM CARES Fund, including the PM CARES for Children program that supports 4,345 children, an official statement said.

Modi appreciated the people of the country for their full contribution to the PM CARES fund.

It was discussed that PM CARES has a broader vision of responding effectively to emergencies and emergencies, not only through emergency response, but also through mitigation measures and capacity building.



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