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Delhi: 13,000 families of Covid victims get 50k ex-gratia

Out of the people on the official list of those categorised as Covid deaths, families of 2,196 voluntarily backed out of the scheme, the government said Friday.

Covid deaths, Covid death ex-gratia, Maharashtra Covid-19, Maharashtra Covid deaths, Covid-19, Mumbai, Mumbai news, Indian express, Indian express news, Mumbai latest newsOut of the 1,858 Covid widows surveyed, 552 received their compensation within 30 days of application. (Representational/PTI)

The Delhi government has verified 14,605 applications for a one-time ex-gratia of Rs 50,000 for families of those who died of Covid. Of these, the amount has been disbursed to 13,005 people. Out of the people on the official list of those categorised as Covid deaths, families of 2,196 voluntarily backed out of the scheme, the government said Friday.

CM Arvind Kejriwal held a review meeting Friday. In the previous meeting, he had directed officials to go to victims’ homes and complete the process to disburse the amount.

First published on: 09-10-2021 at 02:00:35 am
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