Mukhyamantri Covid-19 Pariwar Aarthik Sahayata Yojana

Mukhyamantri Covid-19 Pariwar Aarthik Sahayata Yojana

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WELFARE 

NOTIFICATION

Delhi, the 22nd June, 2021

F. 41(367)/DSW/FAS/COVID RELIEF/2021-22/2758-2771.—In order to provide immediate  financial relief incase of death of family member due to Covid-19 and continued financial assistance to families affected by the death of the bread earner due to Covid-19 pandemic the Lt. Governor of NCT of Delhi is pleased to notify the Mukhyamantri Covid-19 Pariwar Aarthik Sahayata Yojana.

Pariwar Aarthik Sahayata Yojana

1. Short Title, Extent and Commencement:

(a) The Scheme may be called as Mukhyamantri Covid-19 Pariwar Aarthik Sahayata Yojana.

(b) The Scheme shall be applicable for the NCT of Delhi.

(c) The scheme shall come into force with effect from the date of its publication in the Delhi Gazette.

2. Objectives and components of the scheme:

The objectives of the Scheme are:

(a) to provide financial assistance to the surviving family of the bread earner who has died due to Covid 19 pandemic in Delhi since the outbreak of the disease. Government will also consider a single member of the affected family to be enrolled as a civil defense volunteer. Besides these the state affirms to look after the health and education needs of the dependent children as per existing policy.

(b) To give an Ex-gratia payment of Rs 50000 for each death to the family of deceased. This Ex-gratia assistance shall be given to the kith and kin of the person deceased due to Covid-19, after he applies in the format prescribed by the Revenue Department, GNCTD.

3. The components, corresponding quantum of financial assistance, and eligibility are detailed  below :-

(a) Component (A):- Monthly financial assistance to the family of the deceased

(i) Eligibility and Quantum of Assistance

Situation (Death of working member of the family due to covid-19)

Eligible Dependent

Amount

Remarks

Husband

Wife

Rs. 2500 for life

Wife can get widow pension also in addition, if eligible

Wife

Husband

Rs. 2500 for life

NIL

Single Parent (Other parent already died (either due to covid or

Each Child Below 25 years of age

Rs. 2500 to each child of the deceased parents till they attain

Each Child below 25 years of age would be considered for Financial Assistance (In these cases if one

otherwise)/ Separated/ Divorced

age of 25 years

parent died of covid and other died in earlier years)

Both Husband and Wife died (where atleast one of them died due to covid)

Each Child below age of 25 years.

Father or Mother incase of no children.

Rs. 2500 to each child till the age of 25 years.

Incase of Father or Mother for life (only one will get the assistance)

Father & Mother can avail old age pension in addition to this if eligible.

Unmarried Working Son / Daughter

Father or Mother

Rs 2500 for life

Father & Mother can avail old age pension in addition to this if eligible.

Brother / Sister

Dependent Brother / Sister if they are

physically or intellectually challenged

Rs 2500 for life

Physically or intellectually challenged sibling staying with the breadwinner and dependent on him.


*In case Husband/ Wife of the deceased bread earner is getting the benefit of the scheme then the sibling in the special needs category as cited in last column shall not be eligible.

**If family is survived by only minor children then applicant/ beneficiary will be the foster parent/ guardian who has been declared fit under the provisions of JJ Act by the Child Welfare Committee. The financial assistance shall be transferred to the joint bank account in the name of the minor child and the foster parent/guardian.

*** The deceased and dependents both shall be residents of Delhi

**** Death must be due to COVID related i.e. certified as COVID death (as per MHA data) or death within one month of testing COVID positive and verified by Health Department as Covid     death.

***** No income criterion

(ii) Methodology and Procedure

Documents required

The following documents shall be attached with the application: -

1. Proof of residence of both deceased & dependents.

2. Death certificate

3. Proof of Covid death

4. Documents establishing relationship between deceased & applicant

5. Bank Account details of the applicant.

6. Incase of disabled dependent sibling , disability certificate

7. Proof of age of the dependent children

8. Others as required in e district portal

Procedure

1. Health Department shall share list/ database of Covid deaths with Department of Social Welfare which in turn shall send that to the area SDMs through DC HQ Revenue Department for verification of cases falling in their respective jurisdiction.

2. SDM will use a pool of 100 officials of Delhi government as created by the respective SDM to act as representatives at sub division level for conduct of home visit. SDM shall digitally assign Government’s representative for home visit who shall go for verification at the address provided by the applicant and also provide assistance for submission of details in the applications.

3. The Delhi Government’s representative at the time of Home visit will collect all relevant details and fill it for the dependent in digital form using their tablet/mobile phone. They shall conduct the home visit with three objectives:

a. Verify/clarify the details mentioned in the application form

b. Recommend the preparation of the documents like death certificate, hospital report, etc to their SDM in genuine cases if the same is missing

c. Note the details of children below 25 years to determine the quantum of Financial Assistance.

4. Based on verified application and home visit, SDM to send his recommendation, within 5 working days of submission of report by the field staff. The recommendation shall be sent online through e district portal to District Social Welfare Officers of Department of Social

Welfare for sanction. SDM to recommendor reject the case in a period of total 12 days from the date of application.

5. The District Social welfare officers of Social Welfare department shall scrutinise the documents submitted as per eligibility criteriaand shall approve the request and process it for release of payments to the Social Welfare HQ within 3 days of receiving the recommendation from the SDM. The Financial Assistance request should be accepted or rejected (with reasons recorded) within a maximum time limit of 15 days of the application and the Financial Assistance should start from the month in which application was submitted.

Appellate mechanism

Incase of the rejection of the application, the SDM would forward the rejected cases with reasons to DM online and SMS message to the applicants giving details of the officer and address for appeal. Such applicants (those whose application is rejected) can appeal to the District Magistrate for reconsideration. The DM shall dispose off the appeal based on SoP developed by SWD.


(b) Component (B) :-One time Ex-Gratia payment to the family of deceased

(i) Eligibility & Quantum of Assistance 

In the case of death of any patient who is Covid positive, either in institutional setting or at home, an amount of Rs 50,000 would be given as ex-gratia to the family of the deceased. This would be irrespective of whether the deceased was the bread earner of the family. This ex- gratia amount would cover all deaths that has taken place due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Ex-gratia amount of Rs. 50,000/- would be given per death.
(ii) Methodology : This component of the scheme shall be operated by the Revenue Department and the detailed procedure for implementation as recommended by Revenue Department is as under:-

(iii) Methodology and Procedure

Documents required

The following documents shall be attached with the application to be filled by the applicant in concerned district:-

1. Proof of residence of both deceased & dependents.

2. Death certificate

3. Proof of Covid death

4. Documents establishing relationship between deceased & applicant

5. Bank Account details of the applicant.

Procedure

The Revenue Department is already running a scheme approved vide Cabinet Decision No, 2810 dated 05.03.2020 and circulated vide order No. F 1 (87)/Relief/ Building Collapse/ 2010/2663 dated 05.03.2020; granting Ex-gratia Relief in various eventualities. The disbursement procedure adopted in this scheme may also be followed for the scheme under consideration.

Head of account for payment

The Disbursement may be made from Major Head “2245” Relief; for which all the power to sanction of relief to the victims have already been delegated to all the Deputy Commissioner being HOD in all cases in accordance with scale approved

Competent Authority

The Competent Authority to grant the ex-gratia of Rs. 50000/- to the family of deceased died of Covid 19 shall be the concerned DM as already being done under the already running scheme stated above

Appellate Authority

In case of rejection of application by concerned DM, the applicant can file the grievance before the Divisional Commissioner.


*Death must be due to COVID related i.e. certified as COVID death (as per MHA data) or  death within one month of testing COVID positive and verified by Health Department as Covid death.

By Order and in the Name of the
Lt. Governor of the National Capital Territory of Delhi,
Dr. RASHMI SINGH, Spl. Secy./ Director, Social Welfare

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