Wednesday, April 29, 2020

All Officers and Employees contributes one day salary to PM CARES Fund


Port Blair, April 29: The spread of corona virus has been alarming and is posing severe health and economic ramifications for our country. Distress situations, whether natural or otherwise, demand expeditious and collective action for alleviating the suffering of those affected, strengthening of infrastructure and capacities etc.
    In view of the gravity of the situation caused by COVID-19, and based on the appeal of Hon’ble Home Minister, Govt. of India, A&N Administration has decided to contribute one day salary of all Officers and Employees to PM CARES Fund.  
    In order to expedite the remittance of one day salary contributions, Hon’ble Lt Governor had sanctioned an amount of Rs. 2.50 crore from the Lt Governor’s Relief Fund to be paid to PM CARES Fund. Now, the total amount towards one day salary contribution of Officers and Employees of Andaman and Nicobar Administration, Local Bodies and Public Sector Undertaking has been calculated at Rs. 5,53,93,293/-. Accordingly, Hon’ble Lt Governor has sanctioned the balance amount of Rs. 3,03,93,293/- from the Lt Governor’s Relief Fund to be paid to PM CARES Fund immediately, a communication said.

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