Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 50,000 to families in the national capital that lost a member to COVID-19 infection.
In addition to the ex-gratia, CM Kejriwal also announced a monthly pension of Rs 2,500 for families where its sole breadwinner succumbed to the deadly infection of Coronavirus.
“If the husband dies, the pension will be given to the wife, if the wife dies it will be given to the husband. If an unmarried person dies, the pension will be given to her or his parents,” said Kejriwal.
The Delhi Chief Minister also announced that children whose both parents die either due to COVID-19 or with one parent already dead and the one succumbing to COVID-19 now will be given Rs 2,500 monthly pension till they attain the age of 25 years.
Besides, the children who have lost their parents to COVID-19 will be provided free education by the Delhi government, added Kejriwal.