CARUNA ( Civil services Association Reach to sUpport in Natural disAster) is a voluntary initiative of civil servants across 32 civil services association of AIS(IAS, IPS, IFoS) and the 14 central services Associations (IFS, IRS(IT), IRS(C&E), IPoS, IDAS and many more) and other members who have come together on the call of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi , to break silos in working and work together. Founded in April 2020, it is actively engaged in helping people in distress, to assist and augment the efforts of the central & state governments, who all are working day and night to ease the panic and also provide relief to the people affected. Many of the civil servants, police and medical fraternity have died answering the call of duty.
CARUNA has helped in providing meals to more than a crore of people and has helped connect demand and supply bottlenecks during the last outbreak of covid. It also facilitated finding proper medical care for those in distress. This year in 2021 , the focus is on helping in providing medical care and disseminating information regarding combating the virus without panic.