SC employees take a pay cut to contribute Rs 1 crore to the PM Cares Fund

NEW DELHI: Supreme Court employees, except class IV employees, took a cut in wages to jointly contribute Rs 1.06 crore to the PM Citizen Assistance and Relief Fund (PM Cares) to combat the pandemic Covid-19 and help the poor and destitute patients who need food and medical care.

It was decided that while newsletter officials will contribute a three-day salary, non-award-winning employees will give the two-day salary, while Group C employees will donate the one-day salary to the PM Cares Fund. The total donation received from employees was Rs 1,00,61989. Previously, SC Judges had contributed Rs 50,000 each to the PM Cares Fund. , who would become CJI in April 2021, had contributed Rs one lakh each to the PM Cares Fund, as well as similar funds administered by the chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

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Other judges, such as Justice, had contributed food packages to migrant workers whose exodus after the closing of March 23 had created a humanitarian situation on the borders of Delhi with other states, a situation that was handled with difficulty by the intervention of the center and state governments. .