News > SC directs NDMA to pay ex-gratia amount to kin of Covid victims
SC directs NDMA to pay ex-gratia amount to kin of Covid victims
The Tribune | 30/06/2021 02:21 PM | Click to read full article
The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to pay an ex-gratia compensation to the kin of those who died due to Covid, saying the authority is statutorily mandated to provide minimum relief, including ex-gratia to the victims of the pandemic.
A Bench led by Justice Ashok Bhushan directed the NDMA to determine in six weeks the ex-gratia amount to be paid to the family of each Covid victim.