The Prime Minister’s Office should not have deliberately ignored the will that the Parliament had expressed in the RTI Act, and the spirit of the Rules and Office Memoranda (OM) issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) in responding to RTI requests.
A plea seeking clarity on the legal status of PM CARES Fund, including whether it falls within the category of 'State' under Article 12 of the Constitution of India, periodic auditing and disclosure of donations received by it, was adjourned by the Delhi High Court, due to paucity of time
The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard a wife’s plea seeking release of approximately Rs 1 crore from PM Cares and State CM Relief Funds as financial assistance for getting her husband a lung transplant after having exhausted her savings over his post-Covid treatment.
A petitioner has referred to news-clippings from the daily Hindi newspaper Dainik Bhaskar about 55 non-functional ventilators that had been sent under PM Cares Fund from the competent authority of the central government.
A divisional bench of the court, comprising Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan, while hearing the matter through video conferencing, stated: “This seems to be a motivated PIL against the ICAI’s chief.”