Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday launched the Mukhyamantri Covid-19 Pariwar Aarthik Sahayata Yojana for financial assistance to the families of those who died of Covid-19. Under the scheme, the government will offer a one-time compensation of ₹50,000 to their kin. Monthly ₹2,500 will be given to families who have lost their earning members. Children, who have lost their parents to Covid-19, will be provided a monthly allowance of ₹2,500 till they turn 25. These benefits will be in addition to the ongoing social welfare scheme of the Delhi government such as old-age and widow pensions.
Kejriwal urged officials to be empathetic towards the families during their visits to check the eligibility of the applicants for the scheme. He stressed that the families, at no point, should feel harassed during the entire process. Kejriwal added in the cases, where the required documents are unavailable with applicants, it will be the responsibility of the officers to get them completed for the application process.
Please do not put the families under stress because of any missing papers. If you do so, it will be like adding salt to their wounds. They are already going through a lot and are bereaved. It is our duty to help them in such tough times. We have to make sure that these families receive their dues swiftly as they will be intently relying on it since there is no one to look after them right now. Reassure the families, be empathetic, tell them we have been personally sent by the chief minister. Build a relationship with them and expedite the process so that the cheques reach them at the earliest,” Kejriwal said while launching the scheme.
The scheme can be availed either by applying for it on www.edistrict.delhigovt.nic.in or through direct identification by the government representatives, who are expected to visit such families based on the database provided by the state health department.
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