Sunday, July 04, 2021

Rs 2.5 Lakhs for Covid Widows in Assam

With a motive to provide social and financial security to a widows who have lost their husbands due to COVID-19, the Government of Assam is launching a special 'Chief Minister's COVID-19 Widows Support Scheme'. The scheme promises a one time financial assistance of Rs. 2.5 Lakhs to hep such widows. 

CM Covid help scheme for widows who lost their husbands

The Eligibility Criteria for the scheme are as follows:

  • The beneficiary should be a permanent resident of Assam 
  • The beneficiary's husband should have died with a COVID positive status at the time of death, and it should be certified by the State level  COVID Death Audit Board. 
  • The beneficiary must belong to a low-income family having an annual income up to Rs. 5 lakhs.
  • Beneficiaries of 'Orunudoi' and 'Widow Pension' scheme are eligible to get the benefit of this scheme. 
  • Widows of Government servants will not be covered under this scheme. They will get the family pension as per usual terms. 

Documents Required for the Scheme

  • Certification by Deputy Commissioner that the beneficiary fulfills each of the eligibility criteria. 
  • Bank details like account number, bank name and branch, IFSC 


Process of Implementation of this scheme

  • Any eligible person can apply direct y to the Deputy Commissioner of the concerned district for benefit under the scheme. 
  • The Deputy Commissioner shall compile the list of eligible beneficiaries from the NHM database of COVID victims. The list will be verified keeping in mind the eligibility criteria.On verification, the money will be disbursed to the beneficiaries account. 
  • Any person who meets the eligibility criteria and is not a part of the final list can submit representation with supporting documents to the Deputy Commissioner concerned. 


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