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GoI approved ex-gratia compensation for FCI officials in case of death
GoI approved ex-gratia compensation for FCI officials in case of death

GoI has affirmed its commitment to provide all possible security to the Corona-warriors engaged in providing essentials and services to the common man during these times of crisis.

10 April 2020 Current Affairs:Government of India has approved the proposal for a grant of ex-gratia monetary compensation to 1,08,714 employees and officers of the Food Corporation of India (FCI). It included 80,000 labour who are working round the clock to supply food grains across the country amidst the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement was made by union minister for food and consumer affairs minister Ram Vilas Paswan.

Highlights:
♦ GoI has affirmed its commitment to provide all possible security to the Corona-warriors engaged in providing essentials and services to the common man during these times of crisis.
♦ As per the provisions, during the six month period, from 24 March 2020 to 23 September 2020 if anybody dies due to COVID-19 infection while on duty with FCI, the regular FCI labourer will get a compensation of Rs.15 lakh and the contractual labourer will be entitled to Rs.10 lakh compensation, Category-1 Officers Rs.35 lakh, Category-2 officers will get Rs.30 lakh and Category -3 and 4 workers will get Rs.25 lakh.
♦ At present, the families of FCI employees are entitled to compensation in the event of death due to terrorist attacks, bomb blast, mob attack or natural disaster. But regular and contractual labourers are not covered under its provisions.