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Covid victims entitled to ex-gratia, NDMA’s guidelines in 6 weeks: SC

New Delhi | The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is statutorily mandated to provide minimum standards of relief, which should include ex-gratia for those who have succumbed to Covid. A bench headed Justice Ashok Bhushan said by not providing ex-gratia amount, the NDMA has failed in discharging its statutory duty. […]

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SC to Centre: Give details on compensation to Covid victims, reserves verdict on Rs 4L ex-gratia

New Delhi | The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to provide details on compensation provided to people who have succumbed to Covid-19 by each state and what fund was being utilized. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the Centre, submitted before a bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and M.R. Shah that it is not the […]