Center told the Supreme Court that it is not a matter of money, it cannot give compensation due to other priorities.

New Delhi. The Central Government has once again refused to give compensation of Rs 4-4 lakh to the families of those who died due to corona infection. However, this time another argument has been given by the government. Last time, on behalf of the Center, an affidavit was filed in the Supreme Court and told that if 4-4 lakh rupees are given to everyone, then there will be a shortage of funds. But this time the Center has filed a second affidavit and said that there is no shortage of money, but still cannot give compensation. In the second affidavit filed in the Supreme Court, the Center said that money is not an issue, but Corona cannot give compensation of Rs 4 lakh to the victims, because resources have to be used properly. The government said that the issue is not of money, but of rational and judicious use of the government’s treasury and all other resources.

A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court demanding a compensation of Rs 4 lakh on the deaths due to Kovid. The court had sought an affidavit from the Center regarding compensation. The first affidavit was filed by the Center on June 19, after which the court asked to file the second affidavit. On this, the Center filed an affidavit again on Saturday.
In a 39-page affidavit from the Central Government, it has been said that this epidemic has come for the first time. In such a situation, there is not only the fund of NDRF and SDRF, but the Consolidated Fund of the government is also being used. The Central Government said that between 2015 and 2020, expenditure has been recommended for relief on 12 special natural calamities. This includes disasters like earthquake, flood, drought, hurricane, tsunami, landslide, cloudburst, but does not contain Kovid-19 or Corona.

The Central Government said that till now no state or union territory has given any compensation to the Kovid victims from SDRF. The Central Government told the Supreme Court that there is no such guideline or scheme under the National Disaster Management Act, under which compensation can be given to the families of those killed by Corona. However, earlier on June 11, the Center had told the Supreme Court that the demand for compensation of Rs 4 lakh on death from Kovid is justified and the government is considering it.

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