Ratan Tata, former SC judge among PM-CARES trustees

Former Comptroller and Auditor General Rajiv Mehrishi, former Infosys Foundation chairperson Sudha Murthy and Teach for India co-founder Anand Shah have been nominated into the advisory board of the Fund

Tata Sons chairman emeritus Ratan Tata, former Supreme Court judge K T Thomas and former deputy Lok Sabha speaker Kariya Munda have been nominated as

trustees of Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situation Fund, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement on Wednesday.

Union home minister Amit Shah and finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman are the other two trustees.

The “Prime Minister welcomed the trustees for becoming an integral part of the PM CARES Fund,” the statement by PMO said.

At Tuesday’s meeting, the trustees also decided to nominate former Comptroller and Auditor General Rajiv Mehrishi,

 former Infosys Foundation chairperson Sudha Murthy, and Teach for India co-founder Anand Shah on an advisory board of the Fund.

The PM CARES Fund was created as part of emergency relief measures during the Covid-19 pandemic that broke out in 2020. It is registered as a Public Charitable Trust. 

The Prime Minister is the ex-officio chairperson and all contributions are fully exempt from Income Tax.