COVID Aid Scheme To Reach Victims Without Needing Surviving Member Proof

New Delhi:

COVID Aid Scheme To Reach Victims Without Needing Surviving Member Proof. On Friday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that dependents of COVID-19 victims will no longer require a death certificate or a living member certificate in order to receive financial assistance through a state-run programme.
Arvind Kejriwal voiced severe unhappiness with the pending cases at a review meeting, and urged employees to disburse financial aid as soon as possible, according to news agency PTI.
“It will not be permitted if you have a laid-back attitude. This programme attempts to help families cope financially as they grieve the loss of a loved one. All of these folks are victims who do not deserve to be bothered by paperwork, according to a statement from the Delhi Chief Minister.

“There should no longer be a necessity for presenting death certificates and surviving member certifications for the processing of the applications,” Arvind Kejriwal informed officers.

Officials have been instructed to verify applications using the MHA list or official documents instead, and to release the funds as soon as possible, without requiring applicants to visit to the office.

“If their names are on our lists, officials must travel to their houses and deliver over their lawful money to these people by next week,” Arvind Kejriwal said, as quoted by PTI. The Delhi Chief Minister had brought to the meeting a citizen who had contacted him with complaints about the scheme.

He stated that the money should not be held up for spurious reasons, and that if the spouse is still alive, they should be granted the entire sum. If more than one kid survives, the money is divided evenly among the survivors. He went on to say that papers should not be piled up.

Delhi Government’s COVID Aid Scheme

The directives are in response to the Delhi government’s announcement in June of the Mukhyamantri COVID-19 Pariwar Aarthik Sahayata Yojna, which will provide immediate financial assistance to families who have lost loved ones to the coronavirus.

The Delhi government pledged a one-time financial aid of Rs 50,000 to each COVID-19 victim’s family, as well as a monthly financial assistance of Rs 2,500 to homes that lost their sole breadwinner and orphaned children, under the scheme.

Officials told PTI that 25,709 applications for the one-time ex-gratia payment of Rs 50,000 under the scheme had been received. A total of 24,475 applications have been compared to the MHA’s list.

The verification of around 19,000 candidates is now complete. Meanwhile, 1,250 people are alleged to have opted out of the scheme during the process.
The health department has approved 9,043 applications, with ex gratia payments being deposited to 7,163 beneficiaries’ accounts thus far. On the other side, 1,425 applications were turned down for a variety of reasons.
According to officials, 6,700 applications for monthly financial support under the scheme have been received. 3,648 applications were granted, and 3,131 people have begun getting assistance.


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