NEW DELHI: Teachers and also the non-teaching staff of Jawaharlal Nehru University are going to be contributing a day's salary to fighting coronavirus, as per vice-chancellor Jagadesh Kumar Mamidala.
"In our fight against COVID-19, the university has decided to voluntarily contribute one-day salary of standard teaching and non-teaching employees for the month of April to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund," the vice-chancellor said on Saturday.
Mamidala, however, added that this contribution is not compulsory for everyone.
"Those who don't wish to contribute can notify it by email," Mamidala added.
Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar also donated Rs 25 crore to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative PM CARES Fund to lend support to the current battle against the coronavirus pandemic.
The government has created the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund or the PM CARES Fund, with the goal of handling emergency situations like the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Contributors to the fund will enjoy tax benefits, it's been announced.