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Jammu & Kashmir sets up COVID-19 relief fund, appeals for donations

By: Express News Service | Jammu |

Published: March 26, 2020 8:44:49 pm

A abandoned Srinagar-Baramulla National Highway amid the COVID-19 lockdown Thursday. (Photo: Shuaib Masoodi)
The Jammu & Kashmir administration on Thursday launched a J&Okay Relief Fund to struggle the COVID-19 pandemic, and appealed to most people to donate.

Giving account particulars of the fund, UT’s Lt Governor G C Murmu mentioned the nation was dealing with an unprecedented problem, with economies in every single place affected by the rising COVID-19 pandemic. “The world is coming together to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing governments, organisations from across industries and sectors, and individuals together to help respond to this global outbreak,” he mentioned.
Jammu & Kashmir COVID-19 relief fund, Jammu & Kashmir coronavirus news, Jammu & Kashmir coronavirus cases, coronavirus lockdown, coronavirus latest news, Indian express The account particulars of the relief fund.
Earlier on Monday, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court determined to create a devoted fund to fight the coronavirus and supply relief to Covid-19 victims. In a full courtroom assembly, the High Court determined that the Chief Justice and all of the Judges of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court shall make a contribution of Rs 25,000 every, whereas all of the District Judges of J&Okay and Ladakh shall contribute Rs 15,000 every.

It was additional determined that each one Sub-Judges /Civil Judges (Senior Division) and Munsiffs/Civil Judges (Junior Division) shall contribute Rs 10,000 and Rs 7,500 every respectively. The assembly additionally determined that each one the gazetted officers of the High Court employees and subordinate courts could contribute Rs 5,000, whereas all of the non-gazetted employees of the High Court and subordinate courts could contribute in the future’s wage.

BJP MP Jugal Kishore on Thursday launched Rs 1 crore out of his MPLAD fund to struggle COVID-19 within the Union Territory.
In a letter to Jammu District Magistrate Sushma Chauhan, he really useful that the cash be spent on buy of ventilators in COVID-19 hospitals, in addition to masks, sanitiser sprays and allied meals supplies in his Jammu-Poonch parliamentary constituency.

Earlier, Union Minister of State within the PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah, and National Conference MP Hasnain Masoodi had launched Rs 1 crore every out of their MPLAD fund for COVID-19 prevention and care within the UT.

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