Rs 50,000 ex-gratia to kin of COVID-19 victims, Centre proposes in affidavit before Supreme Court

#Covid-19, #NDMA, #Supreme Court, #COVID19, #COVID, #SupremeCourt, September 22, 2021

The Supreme Court of India

Centre, in an affidavit filed before the Supreme Court on September 22, proposed an ex-gratia compensation of Rs 50,000 to the families of persons who died due to COVID-19.

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has recommended the Rs 50,000 compensation amount to the kin of those who died due to coronavirus infection, the government told the apex court, according to news agency PTI.

The Centre further told the court that the ex-gratia amount would also be given to kin of COVID-19 victims who were involved in relief operations.

The ex-gratia amount would, however, be disbursed to the kin of only those deceased whose death cause has been formally “certified as COVID-19”, the Centre added.

Central government has recommended ₹50,000 compensation for #COVID19 deaths. This amount is for per deceased including those involved in relief operations etc subject to cause of death being certified as #COVID#SupremeCourtpic.twitter.com/MuSoiUD43h

— Bar & Bench (@barandbench) September 22, 2021

The “ex-gratia assistance to kin of COVID-19 victims will be provided by from State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF)”, the Centre clarified in its affidavit.

(This is a developing story. Please check back for updates)

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