COVID relief: Govt orders to distribute fund within 2 days

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Thiruvananthapuram: The Chief Secretary of the Kerala government has directed the district collectors to distribute COVID-19 compensation to the eligible people within two days. Camps and home visits should be carried out in all districts to clear the payments.

Necessary changes should be made in the software to ease the process of submitting applications for COVID-19 compensation, directed the chief secretary in the order.

At present, the Kerala government received a total of 36,000 applications seeking aid.

Meanwhile, the government’s financial aid distribution to the children orphaned due to COVID-19 is currently progressing in the state. So far, 3,794 children are identified as eligible for this aid.

Details of the eligible children will be collected in each district and recorded in the Bal Swaraj portal managed by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights. The financial aid will include a single-time compensation of Rs 3 lakh and a monthly scholarship of Rs 2000.

The financial aid will be distributed after completing verification through the district collector and giving approval via the official website of PM CARES. So far, the district collectors completed the verification of 101 children in Kerala.

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