The Center said on Monday that the Supreme Court on March 24 Of in your order from covid-19 The deadline for filing compensation claims for the deaths was fixed , Deaths before March 20 have to be filed within 60 days, while for any future compensation, 90 days have been given. The previous order of processing the applications and making actual payment of compensation within 30 days from the date of receipt of claim shall remain in force.
The government said that though the court has held that in case of extreme hardship where the claimant cannot apply within the stipulated time, the same can be claimed by approaching the Grievance Redressal Committee and the panel. This claim will be considered in each case. If it is found by the committee that a particular claimant cannot make the claim within the stipulated time, his/her merit will be considered.
The court also said that 5 per cent of the applications in the first case would be scrutinized immediately to reduce the risk of bogus claims. If it is found that someone has made a false claim, he will be prosecuted under section 52 of the DM Act 2005 and punished accordingly.
However, the top court allowed the Center to probe the false claims of compensation. Justice MR. Shah and Justice B. V Nagarathana said the government may investigate five per cent of claims in four states – Maharashtra, Kerala, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh – where there was a significant difference between the number of claims and the number of deaths reported.
Supreme Court expressed concern over false claims
Supreme Court Rs. He also expressed concern about the false claim of Rs 50,000 compensation, saying he never thought it was misused and felt that the standard of morality had not dropped so low. The court directed all the state governments and union territories to appoint a dedicated nodal officer to coordinate with the member secretary of the State Legal Services Authority (SLSA) for payment of compensation.
The top court also reprimanded the state governments for not disbursing the compensation. He said that the state should not deny compensation of Rs 50,000 to the next of kin of those who died due to Kovid-19 as the cause of death was not mentioned in the death certificate of corona virus. The court said that the compensation should be distributed and an application should be submitted within 30 days of the confirmation of death due to COVID-19.