HM& FW Department-Covid-19 - Ex-gratia for an amount of Rs.50,000/- to the next Kin of the deceased persons due to COVID-19 from funds of State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) - Permission - Accorded - Orders - Issued.
HEALTH, MEDICAL AND FAMILY WELFARE (82) DEPARTMENT
Read the following:
1. From the Joint Advisor (RR), NDMA, GOT., New Delhi Lr.No.16/11/2021 RR, dt:11.09.2021.
2. G.O.Rt.No.528, HM&FW(B2) Deptt., dated.06.10.2021.
In the reference 1" read above, the Joint Advisor (RR), NDMA, GOI has informed that all the States/UTS shall notify a Committee at District Level for issuance of the Official Document for COVID-19 Death and payment of Rs.50,000/ as an ex-gratia to next of kin of the deceased persons due to COVID-19 from SDRF funds in the light of the orders of the Apex Court dt:30.06.2021 in W.P. (C) No.554/2021 & 539/2021.
In the 2nd read above, Government have constituted the District Level Covid Death Ascertaining Committee (CDAC) for issuance of Official Document for COVID 19 Death to the next kin of the deceased.
Government, after examination of the matter, hereby accord permission to the District Collectors of the State for providing of an ex-gratia to an amount of Rs.50,000/- [Fifty thousands only] to the next Kin of the diseased persons due to COVID-19 from funds of State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) duly following the guidelines as follows:
i. District Collectors shall constitute a cell in their office under the District Revenue Officer to receive and acknowledge all application for ex-gratia. Each application shall be issued a receipt and unique number..
ii. On receipt of the certificates from the CDAC and applications from dependents of the deceased persons, the District Revenue Officer shall submit the comprehensive proposal for payment of ex-gratia to the District Collector & Chairman, District Disaster Management Authority. Payments shall be made in two weeks' time.
iii. The District Disaster Management Authority is the disbursing authority of Ex-gratia compensation to the next kin of the COVID-19 deceased persons and they shall make available sufficient funds under the relevant head of account to make such payments.
iv. The persons who have already availed the benefit under PMGKP and ex gratia paid under G.O.Rt.No.299, HM&FW(B2) Deptt., dated.14.06.2021 and the ex-gratia provided the orphans as per G.O.Rt.No.243, HM&FW(B2)Deptt., dated.19.05.2021 shall be exempted from this present payment of ex gratia.
v. All the DM&HOs in the State shall be submit a weekly compliance report to Director, Public Health on the claims received and ex-gratia paid..
The Proforma of application for issuance of ex-gratia to the next kin of the deceased COVID-19 is appended to this order.
The Revenue (DM) Department shall take further action for releasing of funds from time to time.
The Commissioner of Health & Family Welfare, A.P./ all the Collectors & District Magistrates in the State/Revenue (DM) Department shall take necessary action accordingly.