TN government commences distribution of Rs 50,000 ex-gratia for covid victim’s scheme

Tamilnadu government has commenced the distribution of Rs 50,000 ex-gratia to the families of COVID victims.

Chief Minister MK Stalin on Wednesday distributed cheques for Rs 50,000 each to families of 10 people who died due to coronavirus in the city.

An official communique from the state government said that since March 2020, about 27,31,945 persons were infected and 26,87,414 of them had recovered, while 36,549 persons had died due to corona infection as on date.
Distribution of ex-gratia for COVID deaths has been launched in the state two days since the Tamil Nadu government issued a GO in this regard. As per the GO, families of deceased frontline workers and children who lost their parent(s) to COVID-19, who were paid Rs 25 lakh and Rs 3 (single parent) and 5 lakh (both parents), respectively, would not be eligible for the Rs 50,000 ex-gratia payment.
The statement said that the Tamil Nadu government has issued orders to distribute Rs 182.74 crore to pay compensation to frontline workers on duty and Rs 50,000 ex-gratia to people who succumbed to COVID-19. Families of people dying due to COVID henceforth would also be paid Rs 50,000 each, the statement added, appealing to such eligible families in possession of COVID death certificates to apply through or through the nearest e-seva centres.