Chief Minister's Relief Fund aims to provide assistance to people affected by calamities and those in distress, and undertake activities of a charitable nature of general public utility.
Chief Minister's Relief Fund operates with budgetary allocation provided by the State Government, donations provided by other State Governments and agencies under their control, public and private institutions, voluntary organizations and individuals. The fund is duly audited.
Chief Minister's Relief Fund which is duly audited, operates with
Budgetary allocation provided by State Government Donations provided by:
A Trust Board to administer the Chief Minister's Relief Fund has been constituted with the Chief Secretary, Development Commissioner, Secretaries to Government, Finance Deptt., Home Deptt., Revenue Deptt. and the Special Relief Commissioner as the first Trustees. The Trust Board is functioning w.e.f. 16 th Nov. 1999. An official committee headed by the Chief Secretary with the Principal Secretary to Government, G.A. Deptt. as its Member Secretary has also been constituted to monitor the utilization of the Chief Minister's Relief Fund.
The Odisha Chief Minister’s Relief Fund has been created with a view to provide assistance to needy and indigent persons of the State for treatment of major ailments. Financial assistance is also provided to the distressed people affected by major calamities like flood, cyclone, drought and fire accident of devastating nature. Persons affected by major road accidents, boat capsize are also considered for assistance.