The Union health ministry has launched a CBI inquiry at the regional branches of the Red Cross Society in 4 states and a Union Territory over multiple complaints of corruption and financial irregularities. The union government has initiated #CBI inquiry against Indian Red Cross Society and five of its regional branches after incidents of alleged corruption and financial irregularities. However, the accused chairman and other officials of Red Cross Society Tamil Nadu branch obtained a stay from the High Court in Chennai, which stood vacated in June 2022. The history of the Red Cross movementIndian Red Cross Society (IRCS) is a member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (IFRC). Maybe it is time for Bharat to rename the Indian Red Cross Society as Indian Red Swastika Society, and push for its recognition with the IFRC?
Source: Mint March 19, 2023 02:47 UTC