Ensure that relatives of deceased plumbing workers receive help, said CM

They must be paid ₹ 50 lakh under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, says the former bureaucrat

Social activist and former bureaucrat EAS Sarma has appealed to Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to ask for his early intervention so that relatives of plumbing workers who have lost their lives in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic containment program can participate in the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana. Get help.

In a letter to the Chief Minister, Mr. Sarma cited a news report stating that over 50 plumbing workers in the state have lost their lives under the program, but their loved ones are still receiving benefits under the program. An amount of kin50 lakh must be paid to members of the program.

Mr Sarma said the local authorities and other government agencies, which should have been proactively intervening and responding to plumbing workers’ requests, have failed to meet their responsibilities. The insurance companies, which are PSUs under the union government, have also failed to reach the families of the plumbing workers, he said.

The scheme applies to all COVID frontline workers, and there are hundreds more such workers in the same dire condition, he said.

He reiterated his appeal to the Prime Minister to intervene and ensure that the families of these workers receive their rights under the program.

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