PM Cares Fund is not a public authority, it is a public charitable trust – PMO tells Delhi HC IG News

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) told the Delhi High Court on Tuesday that the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Fund is not a public authority as per the Right to Information Act, 2005, but is a public charitable trust.

A division bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramaniam Prasad was considering a petition filed by Samyak Gangwal, seeking to declare the PM Cares Fund as a public authority under the Constitution. The affidavit states that the petition is based on apprehensions and assumptions.