Karnataka Government faced with shortage of funds to provide Covid-19 death compensation

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01-02-2024

    Rs 50,000 has been set as the amount to be provided

    Letter drafted by the Directorate of Social Security and Pension highlights shortage

    INC had demanded that the compensation amount be Rs 5 lakh when in opposition

The Karnataka State Government is faced with a shortage to provide compensation to the family members for those deceased on account of the Covid-19 virus. Many people have filed a request to procure this money. 

Rs 50,000 has been set as the amount to be provided for this purpose. However a letter drafted by the Directorate of Social Security and Pension highlights the inability of the government in fulfilling the Central Government’s directive. The amount for this would have to be allocated by the State Disaster Relief Fund. The cumulative amount in light of the recent covid-19 wave is Rs 10 crore. The letter states that the treasury does not possess this amount for dispensation. The letter was addressed to the Principal Secretary, Revenue, Rajendra Kumar Kataria. 

Ironically, the Indian National Congress (INC) had taken the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to task over this same issue when they were in the opposition. The INC had demanded that the compensation amount be Rs 5 lakh. 

Karnataka Government faced with shortage of funds to provide Covid-19 death compensation

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    Rs 50,000 has been set as the amount to be provided

    Letter drafted by the Directorate of Social Security and Pension highlights shortage

    INC had demanded that the compensation amount be Rs 5 lakh when in opposition

The Karnataka State Government is faced with a shortage to provide compensation to the family members for those deceased on account of the Covid-19 virus. Many people have filed a request to procure this money. 

Rs 50,000 has been set as the amount to be provided for this purpose. However a letter drafted by the Directorate of Social Security and Pension highlights the inability of the government in fulfilling the Central Government’s directive. The amount for this would have to be allocated by the State Disaster Relief Fund. The cumulative amount in light of the recent covid-19 wave is Rs 10 crore. The letter states that the treasury does not possess this amount for dispensation. The letter was addressed to the Principal Secretary, Revenue, Rajendra Kumar Kataria. 

Ironically, the Indian National Congress (INC) had taken the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to task over this same issue when they were in the opposition. The INC had demanded that the compensation amount be Rs 5 lakh. 

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