Kerala floods: Delhi HC judges, Registry of High Court to contribute financial aid towards people's rehabilitation in state

Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and other judges of the Delhi High Court have decided to contribute for the rehabilitation of the people of Kerala hit by the devastating floods.

Press Trust of India August 23, 2018 14:09:24 IST
Kerala floods: Delhi HC judges, Registry of High Court to contribute financial aid towards people's rehabilitation in state

New Delhi: Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and other judges of the Delhi High Court have decided to contribute for the rehabilitation of the people of Kerala hit by the devastating floods.

Besides the judges, the Registry of the High Court would also contribute to the Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF), Kerala.

Kerala floods Delhi HC judges Registry of High Court to contribute financial aid towards peoples rehabilitation in state

File image of Kerala floods. PTI

A circular issued on Thursday by Delhi High Court Registrar General Dinesh Kumar Sharma said "the state of Kerala is facing the natural calamity of floods, where thousands of people have been adversely affected. the affected people have not only lost property worth crores but have also been rendered homeless.

"Herculean efforts are required to be taken for rehabilitation, reconstruction and restoration of infrastructure. In such a situation, the responsibility of rendering help is not confined to the states. Persons from all walks of life in society are coming forward to give a helping hand."

It said the chief justice and judges of the court have decided to contribute voluntarily to the Kerala Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund for rehabilitation of those affected. The contribution would be exempted under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act.

Earlier, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and other judges of the Supreme Court had decided to contribute Rs 25,000 each to the relief fund.

Kerala floods Delhi HC judges Registry of High Court to contribute financial aid towards peoples rehabilitation in state

Chief Justice Misra had on Wednesday visited the relief collection centre in the Supreme Court and said "there is a calamity. We all are with the people of Kerala."

He had himself brought some relief supplies to the camp, which is being operated by a group of lawyers.

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