50 lakh Ex-Gratia for frontline workers fighting COVID-19

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SHIMLA 23 April, 2020

The State Government has decided to provide financial assistance to all those frontline workers fighting the pandemic in different capacities, who might be exposed to the COVID-19.
According to a notification issued here today, a spokesperson informed that there was a need to provide financial security to all such employees and frontline workers who are involved in response, relief and containment measures of COVID-19.
The State Government has decided that a sum of Rs. 50 lakh would be paid as Ex-Gratia out of HPSDMA COVID-19 State Disaster Response Fund to the next of kin of those officers and officials working in the State Government (except health workers) i.e. regular, outsourced, contractual, daily wagers and employees of SEHB Society of Municipal Corporation Shimla engaged in sanitation activities and working in different capacities for response, relief and containment measures of COVID-19, in case of their death due to COVID-19 pandemic.
The spokesperson said that the Govt. of India, as well as other States Governments, has already provided such financial security measures to different categories of employees in the event of their death due to COVID-19 pandemic. Ministry of Health, GoI has already announced insurance scheme for health workers fighting COVID-19.

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