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Mar 29, 2020
4:03PM

Rajnath Singh to donate one month salary to PM-CARES fund

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will donate one month salary to the PM-CARES fund. In a tweet, Mr Singh asked people to contribute in this fund and strengthen India’s resolve to fight against the menace of COVID-19. He said, he has also asked the Chairman MPLADS, to release one crore rupees from his MPLADS fund to this fund.

Meanwhile, Rajnath Singh has approved a proposal for the contribution of one day salary by the employees of Ministry of Defence to the PM-CARES Fund to fight COVID-19. It is estimated that around 500 crore rupees will be collectively provided by the Defence Ministry to the fund from various wings, including Army, Navy, Air Force, Defence PSUs and others.

The employees’ contribution is voluntary and those desirous of opting out will be exempted.
 

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