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Kerala to roll out additional financial relief of Rs 5,000 per month for BPL families of COVID-19 deceased

Kerala to roll out extra monetary aid of Rs 5,000 per thirty days for BPL households of COVID-19 deceased | Information

New Delhi: The Kerala authorities on Wednesday (October 13) stated that Beneath Poverty Line (BPL) dependent households whose kin died attributable to COVID-19 will obtain Rs 5,000 per thirty days for 3 years as extra help. 
The decision was taken at a Cupboard assembly the place it was determined the extra aid can be made accessible solely to BPL dependents of the deceased.
Additional, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan stated this monetary help will even be supplied to BPL households of those that would possibly succumb to coronavirus within the coming days, PTI reported. 
“This extra aid wouldn’t make such households ineligible to obtain different aid packages below social welfare, welfare funds or pensions. Apart from that, households settled right here of those that died outdoors the state or nation would even be eligible for the profit and whereas together with them in BPL class, revenue of the deceased wouldn’t be taken into consideration,” the state authorities stated in a launch. 
“Nevertheless, if there’s a authorities worker or revenue tax payer in such households, then they might be ineligible for the brand new aid bundle and village officers have been directed to make sure such individuals aren’t there when deciding the functions looking for the extra help,” the CM added. 
The Kerala CM requested the dependents to submit the functions in a easy one-page type, for which the District Collectors and Income authorities involved have been assigned to hold out the required steps. 
The CM acknowledged that this extra monetary aid can be funded from Chief Minister’s Catastrophe Reduction Fund. “The aid bundle of Rs 5,000 per thirty days might be paid as a direct profit switch from the primary month of fee until the subsequent three years and the funds for a similar can be taken from the Chief Minister’s Catastrophe Reduction Fund until the required quantity is allotted within the price range.”
In the meantime, Kerala reported 11,079 new coronavirus circumstances and 123 fatalities, which pushed the entire caseload to 48,20,698 and the loss of life toll to 26,571. Kerala has been witnessing a decline within the day by day contemporary circumstances after crossing the 30,000-mark in August.
(With company inputs)
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