BMC accepting ex-gratia applications against covid deaths

Central Chronicle News
Bhilai, Sep 27: In keeping with the instructions obtained from the Government, Bhilai Municipal Corporation has started taking applications for ex-gratia to the relatives/dependents of the deceased persons due to Covid-19. Applications can be taken and submitted in all the zone offices and room number 18 of the BMC headquarters. An ex-gratia of Rs 50000 per person has been set by the National Disaster Management Authority for deaths from Covid-19. Corporation Commissioner Prakash Surve has directed all the Zone Commissioners to take a meeting through video conferencing and give wide publicity in this regard and for better implementation. Application in prescribed format will only be accepted. The grant/amount will be paid to the nearest relative/applicant of the deceased through the process of Aadhar Link Direct Benefit Transfer. All the documents attached to the application forms received by the applicant will be verified. After the application is compiled, the list will be sent to the Covid-19 Death Decision Committee constituted at the district level after compiling the applications according to the check list. Bhilai Corporation has set up a control room to provide information related to this ex-gratia. Information related to this can be obtained by contacting the control room’s telephone number 0788-2296212 between 10:30 hrs to 17:30 hrs (office hours).
Those who have submitted application earlier will have to submit the application again in the prescribed form. It will be mandatory to apply again in the prescribed format. So that the amount of ex-gratia can be provided to the applicant / concerned family.
The application should have as attachments the death certificate of the deceased who died of Covid-19, the photocopy of the applicant’s Aadhaar number, the first page of the applicant’s bank account, photocopy Aadhar card / voter identity card of the deceased person, Panchnama report attested by Patwari about being the nearest heir of the deceased person and consent letter of the heirs.

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