Rs 50L for kin of on-duty Anganwadi workers dying of COVID-19

Bhubaneswar:  Extending the coverage of financial assistance in case of death of COVID Warriors in line of duty,  Odisha Government today announced that next of the kin of supervisors, Anganwadi Workers (AWWs) and Anganwadi Helpers (AWHs) will receive Rs 50 lakh, if any of them succumbs to the virus.

“Supervisors, AWWs and AWHs are also covered under the financial assistance scheme and their spouse or next of kin will be eligible for the financial assistance of Rs 50 lakh, if any of them succumbs to COVID-19 while on active line of duty, following the due guidelines prescribed by the Govt for the purpose,” said a notification issued by  Women and Child Development Department.

It has also been decided to continue with the earlier policy and allow payment of financial assistance of Rs 50 lakh to the spouse or next of kin of any person drafted by Government to perform COVID-19 related duty and succumb to it while in active line of duty, provided, he/she is not covered under the Centre’s PMGKP  insurance package, said the order issued by the department.

The department reiterated that Collectors have been requested to provide masks, gloves, face shields and sanitizers to those engaged in the COVID-19 duty as a safety measure.

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