Delhi CM Kejriwal announces monthly allowance to COVID-19

Delhi CM Kejriwal announces for monthly compensation, allowance to families of COVID-19 victims

The Delhi government on Tuesday launched a Social Security scheme and a portal to supply financial assistance to families who lost their loved ones to COVID-19.

Addressing the media, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that under the ‘Mukhyamantri COVID-19 Pariwar Aarthik Sahayata Yojana’, the town government will provide financial assistance to families of Covid-19 victims. He said that Rs 50,000 are going to be given to every family that has lost a member to Covid-19. Besides, monthly assistance of Rs 2,500 are going to be given if the deceased were an earning member.

Under this policy, he said that children who have lost both parents, or single parent, thanks to Covid-19 also will be provided monthly assistance of Rs 2,500 up to the age of 25 years. The monthly assistance, however, will stop once they turn 25. Also, the govt will lookout of their education, he said.


“Many children were orphaned, many families lost their sole breadwinner. In such a situation, being a responsible government, we have envisaged this scheme. We are launching a portal through which such people can apply for financial assistance. Our representatives also will visit such families and obtain applications filled up,” he said.

The Chief Minister said such representatives won’t reject claims of families just in case any document is missing and can only facilitate the method .

“I want to inform all such representatives to not conduct scrutiny of applications. If the families lack any document, we’ll help them obtain it. we’ve to form sure that we make this happen. Don’t find faults with their documents… don’t make them unhappy, encourage them,” Kejriwal said.

“We need to make sure that we offer financial assistance to such families as soon as possible,” he added.

The Health Department will share the list of Covid deaths with the Department of welfare and verification are going to be done subsequently.

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