Most of them belong to affluent families; relief available irrespective of economic background, say officials
Many people across the city, who are eligible for a compensation of ₹50,000 and in some cases an extra ₹2,500 per month for death of their family member due to COVID-19, have refused to apply for it, as per officials and a document seen by The Hindu.
Most of the people who have opted out are from affluent families, according to officials. The scheme is available to people irrespective of their economic background.
‘Don’t require any help’, ‘not interested’, ‘all government job employees’, and ‘don’t want to take money’ were some of the reasons cited by people, who did not wish to take the relief, as per the document.
A list from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), which has names of people who died due to COVID-19, has been shared by the government with all 11 districts and officials are contacting family members of people on the…