Clarification regarding financial assistance to GDS Employees infected with Covid-19.
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts (Welfare & Sports Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi — 110 001.
All Heads of Circle
Subject : Clarification regarding financial assistance to GDS Employees infected with Covid-19.
Kerala Circle raised following query with reference to Directorate's letter No. 20-08/2020-WL&Sp dated 21.07.2020 on the above mentioned subject and sought clarification on the following :
i. Whether an amount of Rs. 20000/- can be given to all CiDSs affected by Covid-19 as afinancial assistance or we have to sanction according to the bill amount with Rs.20000/- as the ceiling.
ii. In Kerala, Govt. Hospitals are providing treatment for Covid-19 at minimal cost/free of cost.In that scenario, how to give financial assistance to those GDSs affected by the pandemic?
2. With reference to above queries, following is stated :
i & ii. As per letter No. 20-08/2020-W&S dated 21.07.2020, if GDS Employee infected with Covid 19, the Heads of Circle are delegated with the power to sanction an amount of Its. 20,000/- or as per actual bill submitted by concerned GDS Employee, whichever is less. If no expenditure incurred in treatment of Covid 19, then no financial assistance may be granted.
(Daisy Barla) Director(WL &Sp)
Copy to: Assistant Director (Welfare), 0/0 CPMG, Kerala Circle, Thiruvananthapuram — 695033