The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a plea challenging the legality of the PM Cares Fund alleging that money was being diverted from Ministries and other government agencies. The Supreme Court, however, directed the petitioner to file a review before the Allahabad High Court, where a challenge to the constitutional validity of the PMCARES Fund in the light of the Disaster Management Act had been rejected. The petitioner had moved the Supreme Court challenging the High Court’s order dismissing the petition. The petitioner had in his petition challenged the legality of the PM Cares Fund, alleging that money is being diverted from Ministries and other government agencies.
A Bench comprising Justices L. Nageswara Rao and B.R. Gavai noted the submission made by Senior advocate Devadatt Kamat, appearing on behalf of the petitioner that all the issues raised in the writ petition were not considered by the High Court. “You might be right in saying that all issues were not considered. We don’t know if you had argued. You go and file a review. Let us have the benefit of the High Court order,” the apex court said. Kamat stated that the High Court was not correct in dismissing the Writ Petition solely based on the judgment of the apex court in connection with the case of the Centre for Public Interest Litigation against the Union of India