A one-time ex gratia assistance of Rs 50,000, in addition to the financial aid of an equal amount being provided by the city government from the Delhi Disaster Response Fund (DDRF) will be recieved by families.
Senior government officials said on Wednesday that directions have been issued to district magistrates to disburse ex gratia assistance of Rs 50,000 out of the DDRF to such families that had lost their loved ones to Covid.
A public notice in this regard is expected to be issued on the weekend.
“Applicants are required to apply directly to the concerned district magistrate in GNCT of Delhi for COVID-19 death related ex gratia assistance and District Disaster Management Authority/district administration will release fund directly to beneficiary in accordance to guidelines,” the DDMA said in an order.
Around 21,000 such families have received financial assistance of Rs 50,000 under the Delhi government’s ‘Mukhyamantri COVID-19 Pariwar Aarthik Sahayata Yojana’ scheme. Now, they will also receive an ex gratia of Rs 50,000 out of the DDRF.
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