Govt announces scheme to provide pension for dependents of Covid victims

Family pension to be given to dependents of those who lost their lives due to Covid under ESIC; insurance benefits under the EDLI scheme enhanced and liberalised


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Press Trust of India
The government on Saturday announced a string of measures, including a pension for dependents of those having lost their lives due to COVID-19, among other benefits for the families who lost their earning members to the pandemic.

Besides family pensions, insurance benefits under the Employees' Deposit-Linked Insurance (EDLI) scheme have been enhanced and liberalised. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said these steps will help mitigate financial difficulties faced by these families.

Modi said his government stands in solidarity with these families.

To help these families live a life of dignity and maintain a good standard of living, the benefit of the

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First Published: May 29 2021 | 8:23 PM IST

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