Supreme Court had sought a response from the Ministry of Environment, Forest & CC, Housing & Urban Affairs, CBI, National Disaster Management Authority, States of Telangana, Tamilnadu & Andhra Pradesh.
Previously, Supreme Court bench had expressed its concern over the fake certificates of Covid-19 deaths issued by the medical practitioners for ex-gratia, stating that this may prevent the real beneficiary from getting his due.
Supreme Court bench on the previous hearing which was held on February 4, also expressed its displeasure over the laxity of state governments on compensation during the hearing of the plea moved by Gaurav Kumar Bansal seeking ex-gratia payments to families of those who died of Covid-19.
The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed contentment over the Central government's decision to provide ex-gratia of Rs 50,000 as financial help to the family of persons who died due to Covid-19 amid the pandemic.
Center said in an affidavit in the Supreme Court that the NDMA has recommended an amount of Rs 50,000 each as ex-gratia payment to covid-19 deceased families. The Affidavit, was filed by Govind Mohan, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, was in response to Supreme Court directions.