Taking a U-turn on its earlier decision taken in May regarding compensating the families of COVID-19 victims in the state, the Tripura government has now decided that people succumbing to the viral infection after December 31 will not be compensated at all.
The guidelines were recently announced by the state government.
Earlier, the government announced that the families of those who succumbed to COVID-19 would be provided with a one-time grant of Rs 10 lakh from the CM Relief Fund and SDRF amounting to Rs 6 lakh and Rs 4 lakh respectively.
The guidelines further stated that central government employees, except for health workers, will also not avail this one time grant.
The guidelines further stated that any resident of Tripura, who expires outside the state will not be eligible for the compensation.
Moreover, residents of other states succumbing to the viral infection in the state will also be not eligible for availing the compensation, the guidelines stated.