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MUKHYAMANTRI COVID-19 PARIWAR AARTHIK SAHAYATA YOJANA BY DELHI GOVERNMENT

MUKHYAMANTRI COVID-19 PARIWAR AARTHIK SAHAYATA YOJANA BY DELHI GOVERNMENT

Context:

To provide financial assistance to the families who lost a member due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Delhi government has launched “Mukhyamantri COVID-19 Pariwar Aarthik Sahayata Yojana”.

About:

  • Rs 50,000 ex-gratia will be provided to every family that has lost a member amid a pandemic, as per the notification by Social Welfare Department.
  • The families that lost the sole breadwinner to the covid-19 pandemic will get a pension of Rs 2,500 per month.
  • Children, below the age of 25, who have lost both parents, will be eligible for the Rs 2,500 compensation. They will also be eligible for monthly assistance if one parent has died of Covid.
  • The government will also consider a single member of the affected family to be enrolled as a civil defence volunteer.
  • The government will also look after the health and education needs of dependent children.

Eligibility:

  • Under this scheme, there is no income criterion to apply to get ex-gratia. However, the deceased and dependant should be from Delhi.
  • Death should be certified as COVID-19 death or death within one month of testing positive with Covid-19, to get the ex-gratia.

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