Supreme Court directs states to pay compensation to the family members of Kovid-19 victims without wasting time. India News

New Delhi: Supreme court On Monday, it directed all states and union territories to ensure payment of compensation to the family members of Kovid-19 victims without wasting any time.
A bench of Justices MR Shah and BV Nagarathna said that if any claimant has a complaint regarding non-payment of compensation and/or rejection of their claim, they may approach the concerned Grievance Redressal Committee.
It also directed the Grievance Redressal Committee to decide on the claimant’s application within four weeks.
With regard to the petition alleging transfer of money by the Andhra Pradesh government from the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) to personal deposit accounts, the bench directed the transfer of funds. SDRF account within two days.
The bench said, “We close the proceedings by directing all the states to see that the compensation payable under our earlier order is given to the eligible persons without wasting any time and if any claimant has any grievance, they may take appropriate action against the concerned.” You can contact the Grievance Redressal Committee.
The top court had earlier given the Andhra Pradesh government “last opportunity” to file its reply on a plea alleging transfer of money by the state from SDRF to personal deposit accounts and restrained the state government from diverting funds and Notice was issued. In this case.
Advocate Gaurav Bansal, appearing for petitioner Palla Srinivasa Rao, submitted that Andhra Pradesh has transferred funds from SDRF to personal deposit accounts, which is not admissible under it. disaster management act,
He had alleged that the State Government was illegally using the funds of SDRF for purposes other than those specified under Section 46(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005.

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