Ministry of Shipping has decided that all the Major Ports may grant compensation / Ex-Gratia in the event of loss of life due to COVID-19 to the dependent members/legal heirs of the port employees as under:
|Category||Amount of compensation/Ex-Gratia (Rs.)|
|All Port employees including Contract Labourers employed directly by the port||50.00 Lakh|
|Other Contractual Labourers||50.00 Lakh|
Monetary Compensation is declared to cover the risk of life due to COVID-19 contamination while discharging the Port related duty. Port Chairman is the competent authority for the settling claims/ disbursement of the compensation/Ex-Gratia and verifying authority for the cause of death from COVID-19. This compensation is applicable only for the pandemic of COVID-19 and shall be in force up to 30.09.2020, subject to review thereafter.