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MUMBAI: The Centre on Saturday sought dismissal of a evaluate petition searching for details about funds acquired by the Prime Minister’s residents help and reduction in emergency scenario (PM Cares) fund.
The Union authorities informed the Nagpur bench of the Bombay excessive courtroom that audit assertion of receipt and fee accounts of the PM Cares fund for 2019-20 was obtainable on the belief’s web site.
An affidavit was filed by Pradeep Srivastava, underneath secretary within the Prime Minister’s workplace, earlier than a division bench of justices Sunil Shukre and Anil Kilor in response to a petition filed by advocate Arvind Waghmare.
Waghmare has sought a evaluate of the excessive courtroom’s August 2020 order dismissing his plea for declaration of the funds acquired by PM Cares, a charitable belief arrange by the Union authorities amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
In August, 2020, the excessive courtroom, nevertheless, dismissed the petition saying for the reason that Public Charitable Belief Act was relevant to the PM Cares fund, the petitioner was free to resort to the mechanism supplied underneath the Act for redressal of his grievance of public disclosure of funds.
Later, in December, 2020, Waghmare filed a evaluate petition earlier than the excessive courtroom, claiming that the Public Charitable Trusts Act was not relevant in Delhi and sought the courtroom to direct the federal government to reveal particulars of the funds acquired and expenditure carried out.
The Centre, in its affidavit, acknowledged that the evaluate petition was utterly “misconceived and is nothing however one other try at searching for publicity”.
It added that no new grounds have been raised within the evaluate petition.
“Audit assertion of receipt and fee accounts of PM Cares fund for the monetary yr 2019-20 is out there on the web site of the belief. As such, the petitioner can’t be stated to have any grievances about disclosure of earnings and expenditure of the funds,” the affidavit stated.
It additional acknowledged that the excessive courtroom has already dismissed Waghmare’s petition previously and may now dismiss his evaluate petition with exemplary value.
The excessive courtroom on Saturday heard arguments of all events and reserved its order on the evaluate plea.

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