UP Panchayat Election: Announcement of CM Yogi - Family will get 30 lakh compensation if Kovid dies during Panchayat election duty
The Yogi government has also taken the case of the death of more than 700 personnel who paid duty in UP Panchayat Election covid death seriously. CM Yogi has announced that his family will be given a financial assistance of 30 lakh rupees (Yogi govt announce 30 lac Compensation) in the event of death of the personnel who are duty-bound in the panchayat elections. For this, a report has been sought from all the District Magistrates. For the death of Kovid, the family of the deceased will have to show the Kovid positive report of antigen or RT-PCR.
Additional Chief Secretary Panchayati Raj Manoj Kumar Singh said on Tuesday that at present, this rule was only for untimely accident during election duty. In situations like terrorist violence or assassination by antisocial elements, road mines, bomb blasts and weapons attack, financial assistance of Rs 30 lakh was given when the people on election duty died. Now this compensation will also be given in case of Kovid. However, antigen or RT-PCR report will have to be given for this.
This is how compensation will be received
According to the information received, antigen / RT-PCR report for compensation on death from Kovid-19 or in case of permanent disability from the disease, a certificate issued by the Chief Medical Officer / Chief Medical Superintendent will have to be given. After this, the proposal of compensation to the District Election Officer will be sent to the State Election Commission as per the conditions. After getting approval from there, the family will get compensation.
More than 700 teachers died!
It is being claimed that more than 709 teachers have died due to Kovid during training, voting and counting duty of Panchayat elections. Congress National Secretary General Priyanka Gandhi wrote a letter to the Chief Minister demanding financial help to the relatives of the deceased workers. Earlier, the UP Primary Teachers Association submitted the district-wise list of 706 dead teachers to the Election Commission last Thursday to the State Election Commission. Earlier, the Allahabad High Court had issued a notice to the State Election Commission regarding the death of 135 teachers in the panchayat elections.