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Delhi government launches social security scheme for COVID affected families

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.

Delhi government launches social security scheme for COVID affected families-dnm
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New Delhi, First Published Jul 6, 2021, 4:12 PM IST
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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi government on Tuesday launched a new social security scheme for coronavirus-hit families. The Chief minister also announced the launch of a dedicated portal for the purpose.

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 children who have lost their parents will Rs 2,500 per month till the age of 25 years. The Delhi government will also provide free education to them, the CM had said.

The Chief Minister said the government officers will also visit families who have lost their loved ones to the pandemic. The officials will not reject claims if any documents are missing, added Kejriwal.

Addressing a virtual press conference, Kejriwal said the 'fourth wave' of Covid-19 in Delhi affected almost every family and many people died.

"Many children were orphaned, many families lost their sole breadwinner. In such a case, being a responsible government, we conceptualised this scheme," he said.

"We are launching a portal through which such people can apply for financial assistance. Our representatives will also visit such families and get applications filled up," he added.

The Chief Minister said such representatives will not reject claims of families in case any document is missing and will only facilitate the process.

"I want to tell all such representatives not to conduct scrutiny of applications. If the families lack any document, we will help them obtain it. We have to make sure that we make this happen. Don't find faults with their documents... don't make them unhappy, encourage them," Kejriwal said.

"We have to ensure that we provide financial assistance to such families as soon as possible," he added.

The Delhi government's Department of Social Welfare had notified the 'Mukhyamantri COVID-19 Pariwar Aarthik Sahayata Yojana' on June 22.

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