Panaji: Goa government has notified a scheme providing one time ex-gratia financial assistance to the family of the victim of COVID-19, who are economically weaker.
State Director of Social Welfare Umeshchandra Joshi on Friday notified the scheme, which was announced by chief minister Pramod Sawant, earlier last month.
The notification states that the objective of this scheme is to provide one time ex-gratia of Rs two lakh to the families of the deceased victim due to COVID-19 infection whose income limit does not exceed Rs eight lakh per annum.
The scheme allows only one claim per family.
The notification mentions that the beneficiary should be residence of the state for minimum 15 years.
The husband, wife or dependent children can apply for the benefit of the scheme.