As per an RTI application filed by activist Anil Galgali, in the last 58 months, Maharashtra Government provided aid to people through Chief Minister Relief Fund to 22,633 persons of Rs 242.53 crores out of which 3161 applications were rejected. As of now, the CM Relief Fund has deposits worth Rs 574.57 Cr in 8 banks and earns interest of Rs 41.63 crores. Documents of CM Relief Fund were destroyed in the Mantralaya fire which occurred on 21 June 2012. Therefore audit is yet to be completed.
Galgali had sought various information related to CM Relief Fund from 1 January 2005 to till date. Chief Minister Secretariat informed Galgali that all the documents were destroyed in the fire which erupted in Mantralaya on 21st June 2012. Therefore information is only available from 22nd June 2012 upto 30 March 2017. In the above mentioned period 21,943 people received Medical Aid of Rs 183,15,00,930 and 690 people received a total sum of Rs 59,37,86,710 of aid for varied reasons such as accidental deaths, fire victims and artificial organ transplants.
This monetary aid is provided through Chief Minister Relief Fund according to the accepted norms being fulfilled as per the stipulated guidelines. Apart from medical aid, other cases are considered on receiving requests according to their importance and priorities and instructions passed by Chief Minister. Otherwise they are put on hold.