MoD employees to contribute one day salary to PM-CARES Fund; Rs 500 crore contribution expected

MoD employees to contribute one day salary to PM-CARES Fund; Rs 500 crore contribution expected

MoD employees to contribute one day salary to PM-CARES Fund; Rs 500 crore contribution expected:  Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh has approved a proposal for the contribution of one day salary by the employees of Ministry of Defence to the PM-CARES Fund to fight Covid-19. It is estimated that around Rs 500 crore will be collectively provided by the Defence Ministry to the fund from various wings, including Army, Navy, Air Force, Defence PSUs and others.
The employees’ contribution is voluntary and those desirous of opting out will be exempted.


"These restrictions are in place in all establishments, cantonments, formations, units in the 82 districts that are under lockdown," the Indian Army official said.


"Only personnel engaged in essential services like medical establishments, fire, electricity, water supply, communication, post offices, and sanitation continue to work," the Army advisory said.


The Indian Army advisory further mentioned that all tasks related to response to Coronavirus should continue without hindrance.

"At the Ministry of Defence and Indian Army Headquarters, only essential sections and offices to function on a daily basis and rest will work from home," the Indian Army said in the statement.

It also stated that conferences and seminars would be postponed and routine meetings and movements will also be restricted.


The Army highlighted that personnel attending office will adhere to staggered timings. Moreover, in a bid to contain the spread of Covid-19, the Army has instituted mechanism to trace contact-history. Each individual has been asked to maintain daily contact log.

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