The Delhi authorities has achieved away with the requirement of submitting ‘surviving member certificates’ with purposes underneath its COVID-19 dying compensation coverage if the applicant is the partner of the deceased, whereas it can stay necessary in different circumstances. The choice was taken at a gathering of Income Minister Kailash Gahlot with officers of the division on Wednesday.
“It has been determined that underneath the ‘Mukhyamantri COVID-19 Parivar Arthik Sahayata Yojna’, there’ll now not be a necessity for acquiring a surviving member certificates (SMC) from the applicant in circumstances the place one of many spouses is alive,” a income division assertion mentioned. Nonetheless, the requirement of an SMC will stay in pressure for grant of ex gratia for different candidates, it mentioned.
In circumstances the place the deceased was a single mum or dad, surviving youngsters are entitled to the ex gratia equally distributed amongst them, however for that, the title of the applicant needs to be mirrored within the SMC. If the deceased was an single or a minor youngster, the daddy or the mom would get reduction underneath the scheme topic to their title showing within the SMC, it mentioned.
The scheme was began by the Delhi authorities in June 2021 to supply reduction to the kin of those that died of COVID-19. Underneath the scheme, the federal government additionally supplies money transfers to households who’ve misplaced bread earners because of the illness.
“As Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has at all times assured, the Delhi authorities will at all times stand with the individuals of town of their time of grief. It’s our responsibility and duty to assist the households who’ve misplaced their family members on this pandemic in each means potential,” Gahlot mentioned.
Underneath the scheme, the Kejriwal authorities supplies a one-time ex gratia of Rs 50,000 to those that have misplaced a member of the family to Covid. As well as, households which have misplaced bread earners and kids who’ve been left orphaned due to Covid are eligible for a month-to-month pension of Rs 2,500.