DC Doda discusses roadmap for disbursement of ex-Gratia to NoKs of COVID victims



DODA: Deputy Commissioner Doda Vikas Sharma on Monday chaired a meeting of the Health and Revenue Officials to discuss the mode of disbursement of ex-gratia assistance of Rs 50,000 to next of kin (NoK) of those deceased by Covid-19. It is pertinent to mention here that J&K Administration has accorded sanction for an ex-gratia assistance of Rs 50,000 to next of kin of the deceased by Covid-19 and all deputy commissioners have been asked to design Web page for seeking online applications from the NoKs of the deceased.
It was given out by the CMO Doda that a total of 133 deaths have been reported in the district due to Covid-19 till date. It was also informed that almost all the families of the deceased have been approached telephonically and made aware of paper formalities for filling online application forms to get the Ex gratia amount.
It was further informed that Web page has been designed by the NIC Doda and the applicant can login at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScKeOP79tC-j36Ajdyt7LUUDUvJERymnjZSCMi08iuAHRc3HQ/view form for filling online application. The applicant needs to upload ‘death due to Covid-19 certificate’, legal heir certificate, ADHAAR number, Bank Account number linked with ADHAAR and photograph to submit his application.
The DC has constituted a committee headed by Additional Deputy Commissioner Doda for redress of any grievances with regard to the certification of the Covid death. He has also directed all the Tehsildars to reach out to the families of deceased due to Covid-19 by tomorrow and inform them about the government initiative. He also directed the revenue and health officials to extend hand holding to the applicants in getting the documents required for filling online application form. The meeting was attended by ADC Doda, ADC Bhaderwah, ACR Doda, ACP/ SDM Gandoh, SDM Assar, CMO Doda, AO, DIO, Tehsildar Doda, Tehsildar HQ, Tehsildar Bhella and other officials of health and Revenue department.