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Naveen Patnaik has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi for amendment of Companies Act 2013

Bhubaneswar:14/6/18;Chief Minister  Naveen Patnaik has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi for amendment of Companies Act 2013 to allow contribution of CSR funds of public/private companies to Chief Ministers Relief Fund (CMRF). It will augment CMRF resources and help cover expenditure on pro-people activities.

Key issues raised by Chief Minister:

• Odisha CMRF uses its funds for pro-poor activities like relief to eligible indigent persons for medical treatment, assistance for last rites of deceased under Harishchandra Sahayata Yojana, providing dead body carriers to Government health institutions etc.
• Odisha CMRF has generously contributed towards causes towards relief during natural calamities in Nepal and Jammu & Kashmir
• In wake of the increasing volume of activities sunder CMRF and number of eligible poor being left unattended due to lack of resources, CMRF needs to be augmented to some extent through CSR fund of corporates

The CM sought a specific provision in Companies Act, 2013 similar to that appearing in item (IX) of its Schedule-VII for making contribution to CMRF an eligible CSR activity.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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