Meanwhile, expressing displeasure over delayed payment of ex-gratia to the kin of Covid-19 victims by some of the districts, the State government has asked to expedite the verification process.
Time taken by village officers to verify BPL status of the deceased cited as reason
Though the situation is far better from the initial days of Covid, the lack of awareness of the latest guidelines among officials leads to arbitrary decisions.
Compensation of Rs 20 lakh each has been released to the next of kin of three volunteers of village-level task force who have died due to COVID-19 while executing their duties.
It said that states should make all endeavours to pay the compensation to the victims within a maximum period of 10 days from the receipt of the claim.
In the last seven years, the BJP government has taken loans to the tune of Rs 93 lakh crore, towards which it pays Rs 9.40 lakh crore interest annually.
Admitting that the rules to allocate sites are complicated, Bommai said they would be simplified.
The Supreme Court had ordered in October that no state shall deny this benefit on the ground that 'cause of death' listed in the death certificate is not COVID.
The SC on Friday pulled up the Kerala, Rajasthan and Maharashtra governments over delays in compensating the families of those who died because of Covid.
Chief Minister MK Stalin on Wednesday commenced disbursal of the money by handing over cheques to families of 10 Covid-19 victims.
Terming the BJP government in the state as the most corrupt, he said they took 40 per cent commission to allot tenders and used just 20 per cent of the funds for development.
All communities have inherent resources that need to be mobilised. One successful model is the community mental health programme ‘Navjeevan’ from Mahasamund district.
The next of kin of Covid victims have submitted a memorandum to the government demanding ex-gratia.
Direct money transfer for three years; relief in addition to Rs 50,000 offered on SC’s directive
Volunt eers in Karnataka, who have been in the forefront from the start of the pandemic, started an initiative to help families who lost their breadwinners during the second wave of the pandemic.