SC ropes in State Legal Service Authorities
Millennium Post Delhi|January 21, 2022
TO FACILITATE PAYMENT OF COVID EX-GRATIA TO FAMILIES

SC asked the states to cross-check/verify whether with respect to all the deaths recorded/registered, the claims are received or not and if it is found that with respect to some of the deaths recorded/ registered, no payment has been made to the affected families its official must try to reach out to them

NEW DELHI: Taking a cue from the Gujarat High Court order passed in the aftermath of the 2001 earthquake in the State, the Supreme Court has directed all the States to share the particulars of registered death due to COVID along with details of payment of compensation with State Legal Services Authorities to reach out to the affected families.

The top court said that the member secretary of the State Legal Services Authority shall act as an Ombudsman and as the facilitator.

It asked the States to cross-check/verify whether with respect to all the deaths recorded/registered, the claims are received or not and if it is found that with respect to some of the deaths recorded/registered, no payment has been made to the affected families its official must try to reach out to them.

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