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After several public sector companies, a range of educational institutions from Navodaya schools for rural students to the prestigious IITs, IIMs and central universities, have contributed ₹21.81 crore in total to the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) fund, The Indian Express reported. The report also mentions that the contributions made to the fund were primarily from staff salaries.
The Prime Minister's Office had declined to provide details of contributions received, stating that PM CARES is "not a public authority under the ambit of the RTI Act".
The fund was set up to fight the coronavirus outbreak in the country and had a corpus of ₹3,076.62 crore on March 31, 2020, four days within creation of the fund, of which ₹3,075.85 crore were listed as "voluntary contributions", according to its official website.
On August 19, The Indian Express had reported that 38 PSUs, utilised their Corporate Social Responsibility funds to contribute over ₹2,105 crore. However, for several educational institutions, the "voluntary contributions" were received from salaries of teaching and non-teaching staff, and in some instanced, even from pensioners and students.
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