The (*30*) Pradesh authorities will give Rs 30 lakh as compensation to the household of every of its over 2,000 workers, half of them lecturers, who died attributable to Covid through the panchayat polls obligation.
Earlier, the state authorities had claimed that solely 74 authorities workers, together with three lecturers, had died through the ballot obligation.
The (*30*) Pradesh Prathamik Shikshak Sangh had launched a listing of 1,621 major schoolteachers and different workers, claiming that they died after contracting COVID-19 whereas performing election obligation between April 15 and May 5.
The determination got here after the federal government revised its norms.
A senior official mentioned of the Rs 600 crore sanctioned for paying compensation, the Department of Panchayati Raj had launched Rs 300 crore to the State Election Commission for disbursement.
“We obtained 3,078 functions for compensation. Of them, 2,020 had been discovered eligible and suggestions to present them compensation had been forwarded to the SEC. Among the 2020 eligible for compensation, 50 per cent are lecturers,” Additional Chief Secretary (Panchayati Raj) Manoj Kumar Singh instructed PTI.
He mentioned that within the panchayat polls, over 11 lakh authorities workers had been placed on election obligation and amongst them 65 per cent, over 6.5 lakh, had been lecturers.
The functions had been obtained underneath revised protocols for figuring out loss of life on obligation from Covid.
The protocols had been revised after varied associations contested the state authorities’s numbers.
Under the sooner guidelines, compensation could possibly be given provided that the worker died on obligation or throughout journey to and from place of obligation, which factored in a day or most two, relying on how far the worker traveled.
The UP Cabinet in June authorised the monetary help, together with those that succumbed to COVID-19 inside 30 days of ballot obligation, a spokesperson had mentioned.
The Cabinet additionally elevated the reduction quantity from Rs 15 lakh to Rs 30 lakh.
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