New Delhi,27.0220-: Addressing a press conference in the Delhi Secretariat on Thursday, Delhi Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal briefed the media on the various measures taken by the Delhi government to provide relief and rehabilitation to those affected by the violence that erupted in the north-east district of Delhi. He also announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh each to families of those who died in the clashes, Rs 5 lakh in case of a minor victim, Rs 2 lakh to those seriously injured, Rs 3 lakh for those who have been rendered orphans, Rs 25,000 for rickshaws that were burnt. Compensation of Rs 5 lakh for homes that were burned and compensation of up to Rs 5 lakh for loss of shop in the riots.

Briefing the media on the various measures decided in some of the crucial meetings held on Thursday, CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal said, "The incidents of violence in Delhi in the last few days is worrisome, and we have taken whatever steps we could to ensure that we provide help to all affected in the violence. Everyone has suffered losses in the riots. Hindus and Muslims have died in the riots. The police were also killed. A head constable of the Delhi Police, Shri Ratan Lal, was martyred in the violence. An IB officer Ankit Sharma was also found dead in a drain in Northeast Delhi. No one has benefitted from the violence. The violence has reduced since yesterday, I had visited some of the violence-affected areas yesterday, curfew has been imposed at certain locations. A couple of meetings were held today."
"Efforts have been made to rehabilitate people who have been affected by violence and riots. We are already treating the injured who have been brought in for the treatment in our government hospitals. However, if the injured are reaching out to private hospitals for treatments, the 'Farishtey Dilli Ke' scheme of the Delhi government will be applicable for the treatment of the riot-affected and crime-affected people. Orders in this regard will be issued by the evening. The hospitals will be reimbursed by the Delhi government, and the patients can get themselves treated for free. We have also heard that the entry and exit of people from the curfew imposed areas have been banned. We are providing food and water and necessities to people in those curfew imposed areas, through the help pf local RWAs, NGOs, MLAs, and local citizens. Round the clock helpline numbers are to be set up in the offices of the two Deputy Commissioners and the four SDM Offices. The SDMs have been designated as the Nodal Officer of the Help Desks. Help Desks have been set up in 6 offices and the remaining will be done soon. An additional 12 SDMs (3 per affected sub-division) are being deployed today for overseeing all the support, relief and rehabilitation activities. Four Night Magistrates (in addition to the above mentioned 12 SDMs) have been deployed from today onwards to coordinate relief and rehabilitation activities and to respond to any emergent situation at any time," said the CM.
Amongst many measures, the Chief Minister announced a compensation or an ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh to the families of those killed in the violence, wherein 1 lakh ex-gratia shall be given to the family immediately and 9 lakh after the documentation process is completed and approvals are obtained. In the case of the death of a minor, Rs 5 lakh will be provided as compensation relief, Permanent Incapacitation includes compensation of Rs 5 lakh, Serious Injury includes compensation of Rs 2 Lakh, Minor Injury includes compensation of Rs 20,000, if someone is not survived by his parents, it includes a compensation of Rs 3 lakh, and animal loss includes a compensation of Rs 5000 per animal. The loss or destruction of a rickshaw will include compensation of Rs 25000 and e-rickshaw includes compensation of Rs 50000.
For damage suffered by residential units, the compensation will be Rs 5 lakh (Rs 1 lakh to be divided among tenant(s) and Rs 4 lakh for house owner). For substantial damage to residential units, Rs 2.5 Lakh (50,000 to be divided among tenant(s) and 2 lakh for house owner) will be given as compensation. For minor damage to residential units, Rs 15,000 will be provided as compensation. For uninsured commercial units, the maximum limit of compensation can be increased to Rs 5 lakh.
Immediate relief or ex-gratia of Rs. 25,000/- will be released to per-household in case of the substantial or total damage of the house for loss of household items. An app along with the physical system will be developed where citizens can lodge details of the loss of property, loss of vehicles, damage to the business and details of injury and death.
For those who have lost their identity proofs due to the riots, special camps will be set up by the Revenue Department for facilitating urgent availability of important documents, such as voter ID Card, Aadhaar Card, Community Certificate, Income Certificate, copies of property deeds.
"We have also advised EDMC to undertake a massive cleaning up exercise of the whole affected area under the supervision of the Revenue Department so that the riot-affected areas can be brought back to normalcy," added the Chief Minister.
The Chief Minister said, "Peace Committees are being constituted at the Mohalla level for the restoration of peace and normalcy in the areas. The Finance Department is advised to convene a meeting of the Heads of Insurance Companies, directing them to organize special camps for immediate disbursement of insurance claims. An insurance loss assessment has to be carried out transparently with very little documentation."
The Delhi Financial Corporation shall provide subsidized loans to small businessmen who have lost their livelihood.
"Many school children have lost their books during the incidents. The Directorate of Education shall provide books, notebooks, and uniforms for free of cost to children of both the Government schools as well as private schools. The names of the students who could not appear in the CBSE or ICSE Board Exams due to the on-going violence will be included in the list made by the Directorate of Education. This list will be shared with the CBSE/ICSE so that alternative dates for the conduct of examination could be made by the respective Boards," added the CM.
The Chief Minister commended the role played by the Delhi government hospitals in providing immediate treatment to those injured in the violence. He said, "The government hospitals and the doctors posted there have done an amazing job. I visited the hospitals myself, all the doctors, paramedic staff and the administration is working day and night to provide relief to the affected. They were under a lot of pressure."