SC employees take salary cut to contribute Rs 1 crore to PM Cares Fund | India News

NEW DELHI: Supreme Court employees, except the class IV employees, took a salary cut to together contribute Rs 1.06 crore to PM Citizens’ Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situation (PM Cares) Fund to fight the Covid-19 pandemic and help poor and destitute patients in need of food and healthcare.
It was decided that while gazetted officers will contribute three days salary, the non-gazetted employees would give two days salary while the group C employees would donate one day’s salary to the PM Cares Fund. The total donation received from the employees was Rs 1,00,61989. Earlier, the SC Judges had contributed Rs 50,000 each to PM Cares Fund. Justice N V Ramana, who would become CJI in April 2021, had contributed Rs one lakh each to PM Cares Fund as well as similar funds managed by chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
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Some other Judges, like Justice S Ravindra Bhat, had contributed food packets to migrant workers whose exodus in the wake of March 23 lockdown had created a humanitarian situation on Delhi’s borders with others states, a situation which was managed with difficulty by the intervention of Centre and state governments.

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