Delhi Govt Launches Financial Assistance Scheme for Families of Covid Victims

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched a scheme and an online portal to provide financial assistance to families who lost their loved ones to Covid-19 and asked officials not to find faults in their claim applications.

  • Under the ‘Mukhyamantri Covid-19 Pariwar Aarthik Sahayata Yojana’Rs 50,000 ex gratia will be given to every family that lost a member to Covid-19 and an additional Rs 2,500 per month will be given if the deceased was the sole breadwinner.
  • The government will also consider a single member of the affected family to be enrolled as a civil defence volunteer.There is no income criterion to apply for financial assistance under the scheme.

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