Sunday, January 23, 2022

HM Amit Shah approves release by Central Government of second installment of Central Share of SDRF

Home Minister Amit Shah has approved release by Central Government of second installment of Central Share of State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF). This step will facilitate State Governments to have enough funds in their SDRF to meet expenses on granting ex-gratia to next of kin of deceased due to COVID-19.

Enabling provision made to implement guidelines issued by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in compliance with order passed by the Supreme Court. Mr Shah has approved release of the second installment of the Central share of the SDRF amounting to 7,274.40 crore rupees, in advance, to 23 states. Five states have already been provided, in advance, the second installment amounting to 1,599.20 crore rupees.

The State Governments will now have an amount of 23,186.40 crore rupees in their SDRF including state’s share, during the financial year 2021-22, in addition to the amount of opening balance available in their SDRF.

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