The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to contribute Rs 21 lakh from all employees. The board has come forward to donate their salary to the PM CARES Fund to aid the efforts of govt to fight against the coronavirus. The govt has imposed a 21-day lockdown across the nation over the coronavirus outbreak.
Group- “A” Employees have donated two-day salary and Group- “B” & “C” Employees, one day Salary to Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund).
Anurag Tripathi, CBSE Secretary, said, “The country is facing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic of unprecedented magnitude posing serious threat to the health, life and economic security of millions of people in the Country,”.
On Saturday, to combat rising coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the launch of a new fund.
Called the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund or PM CARES, the fund will see the Prime Minister as the chairman of the trust and its members will include the Defence Minister, Home Minister and Finance Minister.