Bhopal, May 17 (MNN) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Monday that two schemes have been launched to provide government jobs and financial help to employees who died on duty during coronavirus pandemic.
The Mukhya Mantri Covid-19 Anukampa Niyukti Yojana would be applicable to all regular staff, workers on workload and contingency fund, dailywage earners, staff hired on ad hoc, contractual, or collector rate, or outsourced basis.
In the event of death of these employees from Covid infection, an eligible kin would be given compassionate appointment in the same category.
Under the Mukhya Mantri Covid-19 Vishesh Anugrah Yojana, in the event of sudden death of any such staff or other government servants or employees due to Covid-19, their families would be eligible for ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh as immediate financial assistance.
Anganwadi workers, assistants, ASHA workers, village Kotwars etc would also be included in this scheme.
In the scheme of compassionate appointment, separate plans are also being made for ASHA workers so that the dependents of these families can also get financial relief and livelihood.
The Covid-19 Compassionate Appointment Scheme will be implemented from March 1 to June 30. The Covid-19 Special Grace Scheme will be in force from March 30 to July 31.