The Supreme Court has approved a compensation of Rs 50,000 for those who died of corona. This also includes their relatives, who suffer from this epidemic and commit suicide within a month of being positive.
Let us tell you that after the final hearing held on 23 September, a bench of Justices MR Shah and AS Bopanna of the Supreme Court had kept its decision in this matter. In the affidavit by the Center, information was given to the court to fix a compensation of Rs 50,000 for every death.
The court, while expressing satisfaction on the central government’s affidavit, said that no other country could do the work that India did under adverse circumstances.
The Center had told the court that ex-gratia would also be given to those involved in relief work. The government said that if the cause of death in the death certificate is corona, then the kin of the deceased will also be given assistance. The Central Government categorically stated that ex-gratia assistance will be provided to the families of the Corona victims from the State Disaster Response Fund.
Let us tell you that many petitions were filed in the Supreme Court regarding the amount of compensation. The Central Government had already said before the Supreme Court hearing various petitions that it cannot give a compensation of Rs. However, the court had also agreed to this point of the government and asked to find a middle way.