New Delhi: The Supreme Court docket on Monday directed all states and Union Territories to make sure fee of compensation to members of the family of COVID-19 victims with out losing any time.
A bench of Justices M R Shah and B V Nagarathna stated that if any claimant has grievance with respect to the non-payment of compensation and/or rejection of their declare then they could strategy the grievance redressal committee involved.
It additionally directed the grievance redressal committee to determine the appliance of the claimant inside 4 weeks.
With regard to the plea alleging switch of funds by the Andhra Pradesh authorities from the State Catastrophe Response Pressure (SDRF) to private deposit accounts, the bench directed the funds be transferred to the SDRF account inside two days.
“We shut the proceedings whereas directing all of the states to see that the compensation payable beneath our earlier order be made to eligible individuals with out losing any time and if any claimant has any grievance they could strategy the involved grievance redressal committee,” the bench stated.
The highest courtroom had earlier granted a “final alternative” to the Andhra Pradesh authorities to file its response on a plea alleging switch of funds by the state from the SDRF to private deposit accounts and had restrained the state authorities from diverting the funds and issued discover to it within the matter.
Advocate Gaurav Bansal, showing for petitioner Palla Srinivasa Rao, had submitted that Andhra Pradesh has diverted funds from the SDRF to private deposit accounts which isn’t permissible beneath the Catastrophe Administration Act.
He had alleged that the state authorities was illegally utilising the funds of the SDRF for functions aside from specified beneath Part 46 (2) of the Catastrophe Administration Act, 2005.