Last year’s December, Nitin Tanwar, a teacher in Delhi Government lost his battle with COVID-19. After almost 6 months, the Delhi CM granted the Tanwar family a support of 1 crore rupees.
The family of Nitin Tanwar, a teacher in a Delhi government school who died of COVID-19 in December last year, received a financial assistance of Rs 1 crore from Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday. Mr Tanwar died after contracting the virus while on COVID service. During the pandemic, he did a variety of non-teaching jobs, including ration delivery.
The Delhi Chief Minister presented a cheque for Rs 1 crore to Nitin Tawar’s family members, as well as promising all necessary assistance from the Union Territory administration.
He praised Tawar’s selfless work while also expressing his sorrow.
“Tanwar was a very hardworking and dedicated teacher in our Delhi government school. He was posted on various duties during the corona crisis. He was initially posted at the ration distribution centre, and later on many such duties. He passed away after getting infected while being on Covid duty last year,” Kejriwal said.
He also added that, “It is because of people like him that Delhi can cope with the COVID-19 pandemic because these people are fighting a tough battle against the virus.”
On Tuesday, Kejriwal declared an ex-gratia payment of Rs 50,000 to families who have lost a loved one to Covid-19. “Every family that has had a death owing to Covid will be given Rs 50,000 each as ex-gratia,” the chief minister told reporters. In addition to the ex-gratia, families whose breadwinner died would get a retirement stipend of Rs 2,500. If the husband dies, the pension will be given to the wife, and if the wife dies it will be given to the husband. If an unmarried person dies, the pension will be given to his/her parents.”
In addition to the above, Kejriwal also added that those kids who lose both their parents will be entitled to avail a monthly financial support of rupees two thousand five hundred.
“While we cannot fill the loss, we have provided his family with the monetary support of ₹ 1 crore. We will also provide his wife with a job in a Delhi government school and stand beside them to provide any assistance they need in the future,” the Chief Minister said.
Mr Tanwar, a primary school teacher at MC Primary School in Naraina, was diagnosed with coronavirus and admitted to the RML Hospital, where he died on December 14 of last year.
Mr Tanwar’s parents, wife, daughter, brother, and sister-in-law managed to survive apart from him.