Former Tata Sons chairman Ratan Tata is one of three new trustees of the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES).On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the PM-CARES Board of Trustees meeting, which was attended by the Union Home Minister and the Union Finance Minister, along with the newly nominated members KT Thomas, former Supreme Court Judge, Kariya Munda, Former Deputy Speaker, and Tata.
A three-member advisory board for PM CARES was also nominated by the Trust. Rajiv Mehrishi is the former Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Sudha Murthy is the former Chairperson of the Infosys Foundation, and Anand Shah is the co-founder of Teach for India and former CEO of Indicorps.
The new trustees and advisors will contribute a broad perspective to the PM CARES Fund as their extensive experience in public life will enhance the fund’s ability to respond to various public needs.
During the meeting, PM Modi commended citizens for contributing wholeheartedly to the fund. Various measures undertaken with the PM CARES Fund, such as the PM CARES for Children scheme, were also showcased, according to an official statement.
An official press release stated, “that PM CARES is committed to effectively responding to emergency and distress situations, not only through relief assistance but also through mitigation measures and capacity building.”