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SC directs Centre to frame compensation payment guidelines for kin of COVID-19 victims

Supreme Court on Wednesday conducted hearing on a petition seeking compensation of Rs 4 lakh to the kin of those who lost their lives due to COVID-19. The Supreme Court said that the victims’ family members must get compensation, although the amount will be decided by the central government. The Supreme Court directed the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to frame guidelines within 6 weeks for payment of ex-gratia amount to the kin of the victims. During the hearing, the Centre said it was financially impractical to provide compensation as it would empty the disaster management funds of the states.

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