Corona Crisis, Relief Funds Galore, Justice N.V.Ramana Donated 3 lakhs

Corona Crisis, Relief Funds Galore, Justice N.V.Ramana Donated 3 lakhs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 28th March, 2020 announced the Creation of Relief fund, where citizens can contribute the government’s fight in Combating the spread of Novel Corona Virus. PM Modi announced 21 days complete lock down till 14th April, 2020 saying that Social Distancing is the option to deal with spread of Covid-19 disease. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu contributed one month’s salary to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund to combat the COVID-19 outbreak

Justice N.V. Ramana, the second senior most Justice in Supreme Court after Chief Justice S.A.Bobde, contributed 1 lakh each to PM Relief Fund, Andhra CM Relief fund and CM Relief fund of Telangana Justice Ramana requested public to abide by the instructions of the Government, to follow social distancing method to fight against Covid-19

Major Contributions to the Relief Fund’s (as on 29th March, 2020)

  • Tata Trusts Donated Rs 500 crore, Tata Sons Donated another Rs 1,000 crore
  • Jyotiraditya Scindia, newly joined member of BJP announced Rs 30 lakh to the Madhya Pradesh CM’s Relief Fund
  • Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar donated Rs 25 crore to PM CARES Fund, which was announced on Saturday
  • BJP Government announced all its MPs will donate one crore from their MPLADS to the Central Relief Fund.
  • BJP National President, JP Nadda said all party MPs and MLAs donated their one month salary
  • Former BJP MLAs from Jammu and Kashmir donated one month salary to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund
  • Telangana Governor T Soundarajan donated one month’s salary to Telangana Chief Minister’s Relief Fund
  • The University Grants Commission (UGC) announced that its staff will donate one day’s salary to the Prime Minister National Relief Fund.
  • Geological Survey of India asked employees to donate one day’s salary to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF)
  • Uttarakhand Police’s officers donate two days salary and non-gazetted ranks decided to donate one day’s salary
  • The Railway Board employees to contribute one day’s salary to the prime ministers relief fund

Major Judgments of Justice N.V. Ramana at Supreme Court

  • On January 10, 2020 a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court led by Justice Ramana gave its judgment on Writ Petitions filed on Kashmir lockdown. The Bench laid down directions regarding restrictions placed under Section 144 of the CrPC, Section 144 cannot be used to curb non-violent dissent. The bench, included Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice B R Gavai, said imposing Section 144 had consequences of violating fundamental rights of the citizens. Section 144 should be used to preserve law and order
  • Justice Ramana Bench reviewed the internet shutdown in Jammu and Kashmir, upheld that the State must protect Civil, Political liberties during Article 370 Revocation
  • Supreme Court Bench heading Justice Ramana dismissed the plea against Sena-NCP-Congress alliance in Maharashtra Government formation issue. Justice Ramana stated, “In a democracy, we cannot stop a political party from allying with another political party,”
  • Other Judgements of Justice Ramana includes his significant contribution to landmark decisions in President’s Rule in Arunachal Pradesh, CJI Impeachment Case, Tribunals and Finance Act, RTI & Judicial Independence, MLA Bribery Case, Constitutionality of Article 35A, Constitutionality of Triple Talaq Act

Edited by Pragash Boopal

Approved & Published – Sakshi Raje

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My name is Potineni Ratna Sekhar and I am pursuing L.L.B. (2016 to 2019) from Indira Priyadarshini Law College, Ongole, and Affiliated to Nagarjuna University in Andhra Pradesh. I completed M.Tech from JNU, New Delhi (1998 to 2000) and completed B.Tech from Andhra University (1994 to 1998). Overall 15 years of experience in Information Technology (Worked at Infosys Technologies, HSBC and Covansys), worked as Associate Professor at JNTU Hyderabad. I completed Certification Course such as Cyber Law Course at Indian Law Institute, New Delhi. I completed the Certification Course on Intellectual Property Law at FICCI New Delhi. My Foreign experience at Dell Computers, Bracknell City in the UK. Interested in law learning and My Interests include Human Rights, Taxation Law, Banking, Civil Law, Criminal Law, etc. I am interested in research laws and communicate with Supreme Court & High Court in the matter and publish online articles. I dealt grievances of citizen issues by way of filing PIL’s at Supreme Court and High Court. Written Articles to empower Women and low sections of society. My lifestyle of Kriya Yoga Meditation and spreading values of Yoga & Meditation at different sections of society. My Interests include playing Chess and won a few state-level chess tournaments.