"Resources of govt have limits:" MHA tells Supreme Court ex-gratia payment of Rs. 4 lakh for COVID-19 deaths beyond "affordability" of States

The entire amount of State Disaster Relief Fund will end up being utilised for such payments, if such ex -gratia amounts are allowed.
"Resources of govt have limits:" MHA tells Supreme Court ex-gratia payment of Rs. 4 lakh for COVID-19 deaths beyond "affordability" of States
Ex gratia payment, covid death

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has informed Supreme Court that giving an ex gratia payment of Rs. 4 lakh to kin of each COVID-19 deceased would not be possible as "resources of the government have limits" and entire amount of State Disaster Relief Fund will end up being utilised for such payments, if such payments are made.

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