BJP making desperate efforts: Chidambaram accuses Modi government of shielding PM-CARES Fund from scrutiny
His comments come after the Supreme court refused to direct the Centre to transfer the contributions made to the PM CARES Fund to the National Disaster Response Fund.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to direct the Centre to transfer the contributions made to the PM CARES Fund for battling the COVID-19 pandemic to the NDRF.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, told a bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan that the PM CARES Fund is a 'voluntary fund'.
Defending the PM CARES fund, the Centre told the Supreme Court on Thursday that it was a mechanism envisaged to attract voluntary donations, unlike other disaster management funds.