The Kejriwal Government has taken a compassionate step to assist the flood-affected families by approving an ex-gratia relief of Rs. 10,000 per family. This decision was made after Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal had personally met with the victims to understand their plight and assess the situation. The Delhi Cabinet, under the leadership of CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal, has greenlit the proposal to extend immediate aid to those who have been severely impacted by the floods.
Approving the proposal, CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal expressed his heartfelt concern for the flood victims. He reiterated the government’s commitment to provide speedy support during this challenging period. The implementation of the ex-gratia relief is aimed at providing immediate financial assistance to the affected families and helping them recover from the devastating impact of the floods, the CM stated. The decision is particularly important at this point as it provides timely aid to affected families at a juncture when they have just started returning back from relief camps.
As per the approved Cabinet Note, families affected by the floods and currently residing in relief camps will receive an ex-gratia amount of Rs. 10,000. This will be subject to verification of their details and genuineness. The relief will be disbursed through electronic transfers or Direct Benefit Transfers directly into the bank accounts of the head of each beneficiary family. In case any beneficiary does not have a bank account, the district administration will organize camps to facilitate the account opening process before transferring the relief amount.
The verification process will be conducted by the respective district administrations. To confirm the authenticity of beneficiaries, individuals will be asked to present identity and address proof documents such as voter ID card, ration card, water bill, electricity bill, gas connection bill, Aadhaar card, bank passbook, post office passbook, property ownership document, driving licence, birth certificate, Indian Passport, or any other valid government-issued identification. Those producing these documents for the relevant flooded location/locality will be considered genuine beneficiaries. The district administration may also refer to the voter list or any other official records related to the flooded area for further verification.
The authority to sanction the ex-gratia relief of Rs. 10,000 will rest with the District Magistrate, acting as the Head of Department, in accordance with the approved policy.
In cases where beneficiaries have lost their documents due to the floods, making verification impossible, the District Administration will conduct a field inquiry and submit these cases to the Minister (Revenue) for further review and a decision on the payment of ex-gratia relief.
For families affected by the floods residing in inundated areas but not present in the relief camps, the ex-gratia relief will be considered as per the prevailing policy. Farmers facing losses in agriculture due to the floods will also be eligible for ex-gratia relief as per the existing policy dated 01.07.2022, subject to the same terms and conditions.