Industrialist Ratan Tata has been named as one of the trustees of the PM CARES Fund. The TATA Sons chairman emeritus is among the eminent personalities, including former Supreme Court judge Justice K T Thomas, former Deputy Speaker Kariya Munda, who were nominated to the trust.
In a statement, the Prime Minister's Office welcomed the trustees for becoming an integral part of the PM CARES Fund. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Union Home Minister Amit Shah are the other trustees of the PM CAREES Fund.
The announcement comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the PM CARES Fund during which a presentation was made on the various initiatives undertaken with the help of PM CARES Fund. Ratan Tata was also present at the meeting.
The trust also decided to nominate the following eminent persons for constitution of Advisory Board to PM CARES Fund: Rajiv Mehrishi, former Comptroller and Auditor General of India; Sudha Murthy, former Chairperson, Infosys Foundation; Anand Shah, Co-founder of Teach for India and former CEO of Indicorps and Piramal Foundation.
PM Modi said the participation of new trustees and advisors will provide wider perspectives to the functioning of the PM CARES Fund.