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Post the violent clashes in Delhi, the Chief Minister of the national capital Arvind Kejriwal held a press conference announcing relief and rehabilitation measures for the families of the deceased and for the injured.
He announced that the ‘Farishtey’ scheme that was announced for accident victims in the capital, would now also be applicable to the crime-affected and riot-affected victims. Under this, victims of the riots can begin treatment at private hospitals and the charges for the same would be reimbursed by the Delhi government.
He also said that the Delhi government would provide ration to people in areas that are under curfew with the help of NGOs, RWS, local councilors and public representatives. He also launched round the clock helpline numbers for relief and rehabilitation. An app where people can register their claims will also be launched by the government soon.
The CM has announced that 12 Sub Divisional Magistrates (SDMs) will be deployed to oversee the support, relief and rehabilitation activities. While 2 SDMs will remain in reserve, 4 night magistrates shall be deployed to coordinate relief activities and respond to emergent situations. They will also patrol their respective areas with the police during night hours.
Apart from announcing a compensation of Rs. 1 crore to the family of head constable Ratan Lal who was killed in the violence, he has announced a compensation of Rs. 10 lakh for the families of the deceased, out of which Rs. 1 lakh would be ex-gratia and Rs. 9 lakh would be given after verification of documents. In case of the death of a minor and permanent incapacitation he announced a compensation of Rs. 5 lakh, a Rs. 2 lakh compensation for a ‘serious’ injury, Rs. 20,000 compensation for minor injuries and Rs. 3 lakh compensation for those who have been orphaned.
In case of loss of animals / cattle, a compensation of Rs. 5000, in case of a burnt / damaged rickshaw a compensation of Rs. 25,000 and in the case of a damaged / burnt e-rickshaw a compensation of Rs. 50,000 was announced.
The Delhi CM also said that those whose houses were destroyed in the violence would get Rs. 5 lakh compensation. In case of a rented apartment, the landlord would get Rs. 4 lakh and the residents would receive Rs. 1 lakh for the loss of their belongings. Those requiring immediate relief in case of loss of residence, an ex-gratia compensation of Rs. 25,000 was announced.
A Rs. 2 lakh compensation was announced in case of substantial damage to the house. In case of damage to an uninsured commercial establishment, the compensation would be Rs. 5 lakh.
CM Kejriwal also announced that the Revenue Department would put up special camps for the remake of documents like ID cards, Aadhaar cards, community certificate, income certificate, property deeds, etc. which may have been destroyed after arson and violence to people’s homes.
He has also directed the Finance department to coordinate with insurance companies and settle claims of those people whose insured shops, vehicles, etc. have been destroyed in the violence. Subsidized loans on easy terms will also be granted to such persons.
The state government will provide books and uniforms to children whose books have been burnt in the violence. Children who were not able to give the CBSE and ICSE board exams will be provided another date by the government to do so.
He also said that nobody should play politics over these riots. He said nobody from any political party, whether from his own, if found guilty of perpetrating violence, should not be spared.
The complete video of his press conference may be viewed here.
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