The Supreme Court ordered the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to pay ex-gratia compensation to the kin of those who died as a result of the Covid pandemic on Wednesday, stating that the authority is legally required to provide minimum relief, including ex-gratia, to the pandemic's victims. A Bench led by Justice Ashok Bhushan held that the NDMA had failed to discharge its statutory obligation by not delivering an ex-gratia amount, and ordered the NDMA to calculate the ex-gratia amount to be paid to the families of each Covid victim within six weeks. To know more, watch the full video!
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