Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday stated every household in Delhi which has misplaced a member to Covid would get an ex gratia quantity of Rs 50,000, and those that misplaced incomes members or breadwinners would get a further Rs 2,500 per thirty days as pension.
“We can not compensate for the loss however we will help you in these tough instances. Each household which has misplaced somebody to Covid will get an ex gratia quantity of Rs 50,000,” he stated. “If the husband dies, the pension shall be given to the spouse. If the spouse dies, it is going to be given to the husband. If an single individual dies, the pension shall be given to his or her dad and mom.”
Authorities officers stated the quantity shall be Rs 50,000 for each one that has handed away, so a household that, for instance, loses two members shall be entitled to Rs 1 lakh.
Covid deaths within the capital are declared as such by an audit committee, and there has all the time been a niche between the Delhi authorities’s official figures and the ultimate rites carried out as per Covid protocol at crematoriums and burial grounds — the latter being increased. On this, the official stated: “If somebody dies of Covid at dwelling, they should give the identical paperwork as the remaining (Covid report and loss of life certificates). Covid check optimistic result’s mandatory.”
Kejriwal additionally stated that kids left orphaned after the loss of life of 1 or each dad and mom attributable to Covid could be given Rs 2,500 per thirty days until the age of 25 years, and their schooling could be sponsored by the Delhi authorities.
“Kids who’ve misplaced dad and mom — whether or not they have misplaced each to Covid or it’s the case that one mother or father had died earlier, they usually misplaced the opposite mother or father to Covid — will get Rs 2,500 per thirty days until the age of 25. They may even get free schooling,” he stated.
As a reduction measure, he additionally introduced that the federal government will give free ration to all within the metropolis. “There are 72 lakh folks in Delhi who’ve ration playing cards. The federal government offers 5 kg ration every month to them for a small quantity. This month, the ration shall be given free of charge. They may even get a further 5 kg ration free from the Centre. So each ration card holder will get 10 kg free ration this month,” he stated.
The CM stated there have been many who have been poor however didn’t have ration playing cards. “Those that say they’re poor and wish ration, it is going to be given to them. Final yr too through the first wave, we had given ration to the non-PDS part. The identical system shall be adopted this yr too. It will likely be carried out in 2-4 days. No person wants to indicate any earnings certificates,” he stated.
Kejriwal stated all these selections shall be handed by the Cupboard and carried out within the subsequent few days.