New Delhi – The Supreme Court has issued an order to pay a compensation of Rs. 50,000 to the family members of each Covid-19 victim. The Court said that the amount should be disbursed within 30 days of submission of the application.
The Supreme Court has approved the direction of the Centre to give a compensation of 50,000 rupees to the relatives of the deceased due to COVID-19. The court said that this compensation to the family of the deceased would be different from other welfare schemes. pic.twitter.com/TLp78EKcug
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Earlier the Central Government was ordered to pay Rs. 4 lakh to the Covid-19 victims as compensation. However, the Central Government had expressed disability to do so saying that that would exhaust the disaster relief funds.
The Supreme Court directed states and Union territories to roll out within a week the central scheme of ₹50,000 ex gratia compensation for families of those whose deaths have been certified as #Covid19 fatalities.
(reports Abraham Thomas)https://t.co/fAkMKXeYg2
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