This Step of the Modi Government will Facilitate State Governments to have Enough Funds in their State Disaster Relief Fund to Meet Expenses on Granting Ex-Gratia to Next of Kin of Deceased due to Covid-19
The government of India had issued an order on 25.09.2021, revising the items and norms of assistance under the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF), making therein a provision for grant of ex-gratia payment to the next of kin of the deceased due to Covid-19. This enabling provision in State Disaster Relief Fund norms has been made so as to implement the guidelines issued by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on 11.09.2021 in compliance with the order passed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in WPs (Civil No.539/2021 & 554/2021) dated 30.06.2021.
Government of India had Issued Order on 25.09.2021, Revising Items and Norms of Assistance Under SDRF, Making a Provision for Grant of Ex-Gratia Payment to Next of Kin of Deceased due to Covid-19
This step of the Modi Government will facilitate State Governments to have enough funds in their SDRF. The Union Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of Cooperation, Shri Amit Shah has approved the release of the 2nd Instalment of the Central share of the SDRFamounting to Rs 7,274.40 crore, in advance, to 23 States. 5 States have already been released, in advance, the 2nd installment amounting to Rs 1,599.20 crore.
Enabling Provision Made to Implement Guidelines issued by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in Compliance with Order Passed by Hon’ble Supreme Court
The State Governments will now have an amount of Rs 23,186.40crore in their State Disaster Relief Fund including State’s share, during the financial year 2021-22, in addition to the amount of opening balance available in their State Disaster Relief Fund, to meet the expenses for granting ex-gratia to the next of kin of the deceased due to COVID-19 and for providing relief on other notified calamities.
Dislciamer : This is an official press release by PIB.