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Supreme Court Hearing on Covid death Compensation case

Lawstreet Journal 21 Mar 2022 11:19pm

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Solicitor general Tushar mehta says we have filed plea seeking orders permitting any central agency to scrutinise the documents submitted for compensation.

My suggestion is that center with the help of state govts should conduct a sample survey, because now it is not possible to re-check all claims
Center also says there should be cut off date created to file claims

SG clarifies that cut off date should be Four weeks from today. So that anyone who is eligible as of right now should file within 4 weeks

Justice Shah -- 4 weeks is too short. If there is a death then the family would need time to recover from the sorrow and then file claims. 
Also give us the statistics on which states there are high numbers of alleged false claims.

Which agency will do this??

SG-- the central govt will consider the issue

SC-- the concerns have been raised in 3/4 states where there are a lot of false claims

SG-- according to instructions that would be Andhra, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Kerala. MohFW is concentrating first on these four states
The Health ministry is monitoring administration

SC-- will ministry do this or will the national disaster management authority?? Under the law the power is with NDMA and state DMA

SC-- there has to be some check on the claims.

Basant-- there is concern that there are fake claims. Therefore random review of 5% claims will deter fake claims.

SG-- the NDMA act lays down guidelines for compensation and punishment for fake claims.

SC-- that's why our concern is that there should be some… Continue Reading...

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