New Delhi: Centre appointed industrialist and TATA Sons chairman Ratan Tata, former Supreme Court judge KT Thomas, and former deputy Lok Sabha Speaker Kariya Munda as trustees for the PM CARES Fund on Wednesday.
The announcement was made a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting with the board of trustees which was attended by the newly appointed members. The meeting was also attended by Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
According to the statement issued by the government, a presentation was made on the various initiatives undertaken with the help of the PM CARES Fund, including the PM CARES for Children scheme which is supporting 4345 children.
Rajiv Mehrishi, Former Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Sudha Murthy, Former Chairperson, Infosys Foundation, and Anand Shah, Co-founder of Teach for India and Former CEO of Indicorps and Piramal Foundation were nominated to be part of the advisory board of the fund.
The statement further added that the Prime Minister acknowledged that the participation of new Trustees and Advisors will provide wider perspectives to the functioning of the PM CARES Fund.
It further added that “Their vast experience of public life would impart further vigour in making the fund more responsive to various public needs.”