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Here is why PM CARES should be scrutinised by the CAG -- not by independent auditors -Rohan Deshpande

-Scroll.in On Friday, the PMO refused to provide details about the fund under the Right to Information Act, stating that it was not a ‘public authority’. In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 28 constituted a brand-new trust fund for public contributions – the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund, bearing the catchy acronym of the PM CARES Fund. On Friday, the Prime...

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PM CARES details not for your eyes -Anita Joshua

-The Telegraph What transparency? Website does not specify contributions, spending The Prime Minister’s Office has refused to provide copies of the trust deed of the PM CARES Fund, besides those of the government orders, notifications and circulars related to its creation, saying the fund is not a public authority and is therefore exempt from the Right to Information (RTI) Act. “PM CARES Fund is not a public authority under the ambit of Section...

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PM CARES is not a public authority under RTI Act: PMO -Priscilla Jebaraj

-The Hindu Fund is not public authority, says reply The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has refused to disclose details on the creation and operation of the PM CARES Fund, telling a Right to Information applicant that the fund is “not a public authority” under the ambit of the RTI Act, 2005. The Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Fund was set to accept donations and provide relief during...

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Mehul Choksi Tops RBI List Of Defaulters Who Owe Nearly Rs 70,000 Crore -Divyanshu Dutta Roy

-NDTV/ PTI In response to a RTI query, the RBI released the names of top 50 with the highest amount of loans written off New Delhi: Business tycoons Mehul Choksi, the Jhunjhunwala brothers, and Vijay Mallya are among the prominent individuals linked to companies named by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in a list of the top 50 wilful defaulters accused of scamming the country's banks. In a Right to Information or...

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Gujarat Information Officer Demands Citizenship Proof to Provide Documents Under RTI Act

-TheWire.in No such information is required to be furnished under the Act. Mumbai: As a testament to the fact that seeking information under the Right to Information Act has grown more difficult, the Mehsana civil court has demanded an applicant’s proof of citizenship to disburse information that he sought from the court under provisions of the Act. According to Times of India, on February 24, a resident of Savgadh village in Sabarkantha district,...

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