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FinMin modifies circular on officials donating for PM-CARE funds


In a modified circular, the Department of Revenue has appealed to all officers and staff to donate their one-day’s salary to the to fight the COVID-19 pandemic which has already taken 1,075 lives and infected more than 33,000 people in the country.

The earlier circular had said those ‘not willing to donate’ should write to the drawing and disbursing officer intimating their unwillingness to make the contribution. The Finance Ministry has issued a modified circular to staff regarding contribution of one day’s salary every month till March 2021 to the PM-CARES Fund.

The donation running through the entire fiscal year can be made between May to next March. Any officer or staff willing to contribute has to write to the drawing and disbursing officer of the revenue department.

The government has set up PM-CARES Fund which would be utilised to deal with any emergency or distress situation such as the coronavirus outbreak. Departments under the ministry include that of economic affairs, expenditure, revenue, financial services, and disinvestment and public asset management. Of all, the revenue department employs around 50,000 people.

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