Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
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BHOPAL: Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan announced Rs 1 lakh ex gratia to bereaved families of persons died of coronavirus. With this CM announcement, Madhya Pradesh has become first state in country to have such provision of ex gratia for Covid deaths.

Earlier, the CM had come to the aid of kids who have become orphans or lost either of their parents/guardians due to the Covid pandemic.

The CM had stated, all such children, whoíve lost their parents/either of parents/guardians due to the viral infection, are the responsibility of the state. All such children/families will get Rs 5,000 as monthly pension. Not only will Rs 5,000 monthly pension will be given to the children/families, but the state will ensure their free education. Even if these kids and their kin are not eligible for free ration, they will get free ration.

Besides, the CM had also announced Mukhya Mantri Covid-19 Niyukti Yojana to take care of the families of those government employees who died of the deadly virus in the line of duty, the CM announced.

The Mukhya Mantri Covid-19 Anukampa Niyukti Yojana which will render compassionate appointment in government jobs to dependants of all such employees who died due to Covid-19 infection, has been implemented for all regular permanent workers, workers on workload and contingency fund, daily wage earners, ad hoc, contractual, collector rate, government servants working as outsourced employees.

In the event of death of these employees from Covid infection, an eligible member of their family will be given compassionate appointment in the same type of employment under the scheme.

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