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'.
The plea further stated that the said fund is a body owned or controlled by the appropriate government as its trustees include the Prime Minister.
Bhopal residents Fahad Ahmed and Hafiz M Haseen had challenged the local court's order passed on April 30, said their lawyer Ankit Saxena.
A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde described the PIL filed by lawyer M L Sharma as "misconceived" and dismissed it in a hearing conducted through video conferencing.
The employees of the NSE Group are also separately contributing one day's salary towards the PM-CARES Fund for this purpose.
The guidelines state that any contribution by the enterprises to the State relief funds will not be considered as their CSR expenditure.
Countless of people cannot afford a decent meal as they lost their jobs due to lockdown. I hope this money will provide something for those people, she said.
In an advisory issued on Saturday, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) said it has 'tracked several fake UPI IDs.'
Both the actors took their respective Instagram accounts to announce that they have decided to contribute to the relief fund and also urged their fans to do so.