Death due to corona - 50 thousand rupees compensation

 50 thousand rupees compensation will be given by the state government on death due to corona.

The kin of those who died due to corona infection can get an ex-gratia amount of 50 thousand rupees. This amount will be distributed from the State Disaster Relief Fund and will be directly transferred to the Aadhaar linked account of the family member concerned. These guidelines prepared by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) have been presented by the Ministry of Home Affairs in the Supreme Court.

The top court had ordered the central government to prepare guidelines for giving ex-gratia amount for deaths due to corona. The Supreme Court will hear these guidelines on Thursday.

According to the guidelines given to the Supreme Court, the District Disaster Management Authority will decide to give ex-gratia amount to the kin of those who died of corona after examining the death certificate and other documents, but the ex-gratia amount will be paid from the State Disaster Relief Fund.

The government made it clear in the Supreme Court that separate guidelines have been issued for the registration of death due to corona and the ex-gratia amount will also be paid in the case of death certificate issued under the same guidelines. In the event of a dispute on the death of a person due to corona, the complaints committee constituted at the district level will decide. The committee will consist of an additional district officer, chief medical officer and a specialist as well as the head of the medicine department of the medical college located in that district. Will be applicable throughout the Corona period.

Guidelines The government also made it clear to the Supreme Court that the government is trying to provide help to the people affected by Corona under various schemes. Under this, along with financial help to destitute children, free ration is included to 80 crore poor people of the country.

Apart from this, the state governments are also giving assistance for the affected people on their behalf. But the provision of ex-gratia amount is being made in the form of financial help to the families of those who died in a global disaster like corona virus. These guidelines will be applicable throughout the Corona period. That is, ex-gratia will be given to the families of those who have died so far as well as those who die due to corona epidemic in future.

Center's decision 

Government submitted guidelines for giving ex-gratia amount in Supreme Court

The amount will go directly to the account linked to the family member's Aadhaar

Payment will be made within 30 days of form submission

For claiming the ex-gratia amount, the state governments will issue a form and it will have to be submitted along with the relevant documents to the District Magistrate. The ex-gratia amount has to be paid within 30 days after the submission of the form and documents. It has been made clear in the guidelines that the payment of ex-gratia will only be directly transferred to the account of the next of kin of the deceased, but such accounts must be linked with Aadhaar.

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