The Chhattisgarh High Court on Wednesday issued a circular by which all the Judges and officers of the registry along with Judges of subordinate courts and their employees shall donate one day salary to ‘PM-CARES’ Fund.
The circular reads as, “In view of increasing distress situation due to pandemic of COVID-19 in the country, Hon’ble Chief Justice of this High Court has again expressed his desire to give more contribution on behalf of judiciary of the state of Chhattisgarh by way of donation of one day salary in the public charitable trust set up under the name of ‘Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES).’
The donation of one day salary will be for month of April, 2020. The contribution will, however, be on voluntary basis, therefore, those officers/ officials of the High Court who do not wish to contribute may intimate Accounts officer, High Court of Chhattisgarh through call/sms and those officers/ officials of the subordinate judiciary who do not wish to contribute may intimate the concerned authority of Accounts section of the respective district invariably mentioning his/her name, designation ane employee code by 24th of April, 2020. Non receipt of the Call/SMS by the indicated date shall be taken as their consent to donate, said the circular.
Earlier, the Judges of the High Court resolved to donate one day salary to CM’ Relief Fund for Corona vide circular dated 30th of March.
-India Legal Bureau