Delhi High Court Orders Release Of Ex-Gratia Compensation To Kin Of Constable Who Died On Covid-19 Duty

Posted On - 13 December, 2023 • By - King Stubb & Kasiva

While hearing a plea moved by a deceased constable’s wife through W.P.(C) 5923/2021, whose husband had passed away while performing his duties during the first wave of COVID-19, the Delhi High Court ordered the release of ex-gratia compensation of 1 Crore to the wife and father of the deceased. The order has been made after previous observations by the court that the Government of Delhi ought not to resile from its clear announcement for payment of ex-gratia and that compensation due to the widow of the deceased constable must not be delayed any longer.