Amidst COVID-19 Lockdown, CINTAA appeals for donations to help members under financial distress


Amidst COVID-19 Lockdown, CINTAA appeals for donations to help members under financial distress
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With India is going through a 21-day lockdown, the film and TV artists have lost their livelihood. The Cine And TV Artistes' Association, an autonomous body registered under the Indian Trade Union Act, has appealed to the masses and to it’s A-lister members for help with donating rations and funds.

Talking about the same, Amit Behl, Senior Joint Secretary & Chairperson Outreach Committee CINTAA, said, "Since CINTAA has a very limited corpus, we are not a cash-rich association. Our charitable sister trust, the Cine Artist Welfare Trust (CAWT) is also running out of funds. We have appealed all our members and A-listers to start helping us by donating ration and some funds. We have also circulated the account number and IFSC of Cine Artist Welfare Trust giving them the benefit of 80G certificate. The responses have already started pouring in. We have learnt that many of CINTAA's senior & well-established actors are also sending their appeal videos. Apart from members, A-listers and the masses, CINTAA has also approached the I & B Ministry and the Government of Maharashtra, urging them to request the broadcasters to release payments in times of crisis. Generally, there is a 90-120 day cycle where payments are cleared.

From CINTAA’s own corpus, the association has pledged to help their members in need. They have been making and distributing ration packets. Also, ₹2000 per member based on the actual needs is also being compensated. “The start has happened. We are also trying our best to help our members,” affirmed Behl.

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