Delhi; The Supreme Court has asked the government to provide financial assistance to the families of those who died of Kovid. The court also directed that guidelines be prepared in this regard within six months. The court said the government could decide how much to pay. The court ordered the family of the deceased to pay Rs 4 lakh each as compensation.
Earlier, the Center had said that Kovid could not be treated as a natural disaster as it would only cover natural disasters.
However, the court held that compensation in the event of a disaster was a provision under the Disaster Prevention Act and that the Disaster Management Authority had failed to meet its obligations in this regard. Funding should be provided under Section 12 of the Act. But the central government can decide how much. But the court also ruled that there should be no delay.
The court also directed to simplify the process of issuing death certificates to those who have died due to Kovid. Earlier, the court had asked for the same. The court also ruled that failure to prepare a death certificate should not result in non-receipt of compensation.
At present, the official estimate is that about 3.5 million people have died from Kovid. The death toll could rise further as the Kovid crisis is not over. In this case, the decision of the Central Government regarding compensation will be decisive.
Provide financial assistance to the families of those who died of ma ovid; Supreme Court to the Center