New Delhi: All the employees of the Income Tax (IT) Department on Tuesday pledged to contribute their one day’s salary to PM-CARES Fund constituted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to combat the coronavirus outbreak situation in the country.
PM-CARES stands for Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations.
“All officers and staff of the Income Tax Department pledge to contribute their one day’s salary to PM-CARES Fund launched by Prime Minister Narendra
Modi to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. We stand with India during this national challenge,” Income Tax Department wrote on Twitter.
This comes after many of India’s top industrialists, sports stars and Bollywood personalities responded to Prime Minister Modi’s request and made contributions to PM-CARES Fund.
All officers &staff of #ITDeptt pledge to contribute their one day's salary to #PMCaresFund launched by honble PM Sh @narendramodi to fight #COVID19 pandemic.
We stand with India during this national challenge.
Together we can.Together we will!#WeCare@PMOIndia @nsitharamanoffc
— Income Tax India (@IncomeTaxIndia) March 31, 2020
Modi on Tuesday took to Twitter and thanked many of them personally for their contribution.
According to the Union Health Ministry, the total confirmed cases in the country rose to 1251 on Tuesday.