Rs 50000 aid for dependent relatives of Covid victims

Rs 50000 aid for dependent relatives of Covid victims

Raipur: State government has announced Rs 50000 financial aid for the kin of those falling prey to Covid-19. The eligible beneficiaries can claim the amount through the department concerned.


As per the Supreme Court Judgment, National Disaster Management Authority has issued an order regarding the financial aid to the dependents of the people breathing their last due to Covid-19. Under this, Rs 50000 each will be provided to the dependents of the Covid victims. The aid will be given from the state relief fund.


According to the Director, Health Services, a total of 13563 people have died in Covid in the state. The dependent relatives of such victims can apply through the prescribed formats prepared by the department concerned. Certificates related to the Covid-19 death, issued by the CDAC, is mandatory in the application.


The dependents should submit their applications to the District Disaster Managemtn Authority of their respective districts. It is the responsibility of the district authority to ensure aid is given through direct transfer benefit system within 30 days from the date of the submission of application.