PMO did not answer questions related to PM Cares Fund said- not keeping records. The Prime Minister’s Office keeps a record of every question asked under the Right to Information (RTI). But does not keep a record of the petitioners associated with the PM Cares Fund. The Prime Minister’s office has given this information in response to the RTI filed.
PMO did not answer questions related to PM Cares Fund said- not keeping records
The PMO responded that 3852 RTI applications received from March 1 to June 30. That means, the PMO received 3852 applications in 4 months. On an average, 32 applications received everyday by the PMO. In the application, we also asked the PMO about the number of RTI petitions received on the PM Care Fund. On this, the PMO replied that the format in which you are asking for information not kept in this office.
This means that the Prime Minister’s Office keeps the data of all the RTIs filed, but it does not keep the records related to PM Cares Fund. All RTIs taken in a specific format and specific questions asked.
Let us know that earlier the PMO also refused to disclose the amount deposited in PM Cares. Under the RTI, an RTI activist asked for information about the amount deposited in the PM Cares Fund, then the PMO refused to give this information. The PMO said that under the Right to Information Act, PM Cares Fund is not a public authority, hence this information cannot be provided.
What is PM Cares Fund?
A public charitable trust, known as the Prime Minister’s Citizens Assistance and Relief Fund (PM Cares Fund). And this created to deal with emergencies in the difficult times of Corona. An appeal was made to Indians living in India and abroad to donate to this fund. This fund created to help the people affected during the event of natural disaster or any other crisis.