CHIEF MINISTER'S RELIEF FUND: Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. How can contributions be made to the Chief Ministerís Relief Fund?
Ans: Contributions are made through cheques and Demand Drafts. Contributions can also be made through cash. Receipt of acknowledgement are issued thereafter.
Q2. What kinds of contributions are accepted in Chief Ministerís Relief Fund?
Ans: Chief Ministerís Relief Fund accepts only voluntary cash contributions made by individuals and institutions.
Q3. Who heads the Chief Ministerís Relief Fund?
Ans: The Chief Minister heads the Chief Ministerís Relief Fund.
Q4. What are the criterions for disbursement of funds under Chief Ministerís Relief Fund?
Ans: The disbursement out of the Chief Ministerís Relief Fund is made at the discretion of the Chief Minister in accordance with the Chief Ministerís directions.
Q5. How are the funds available with the Chief Ministerís Relief Fund proposed to be utilized?
Ans: The disbursement of the fund is made to render relief work relating to the damages caused by the September 18th, 2011 earthquake. For utilization of this fund by any Government Department for earthquake related work, the concerned HoD has to certify that no fund from any other source has been availed of for the same purpose.
Q6. Who is eligible to receive fund from the Chief Ministerís Relief Fund?
Ans: Any person or family that has been affected by natural calamities like earthquake, landslides etc will be eligible to receive funds. Fund can also be utilised for other humanitarian causes like medical treatment, treatment of accident victims, for deaths relief etc. It can also be utilised to provide immediate relief in case of any major mishap. However, the discretion to grant fund is entirely vested with the Chief Minister.
Q7. How is the account of Chief Ministerís Relief Fund maintained?
Ans: The account of the Chief Ministerís Relief Fund is maintained by the Home Department (Accounts Section). One Chartered Accountant is appointed on a yearly basis to audit the accounts.
Q8. How is the surplus funds of the Chief Ministerís Relief Fund utilised?
Ans: Generally, the funds are disbursed immediately or they are committed for specific purposes. The balance is suitably deployed to ensure long term sustainability with investment in Banks in form of Fixed Deposits to ensure maximum risk free returns.