Ministry of Shipping announces monetary compensation to workers to cover the risk of life due to COVID 19

May 08, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

Industry Specific Compliance

The Ministry of Shipping on April 28, 2020 has decided that all the major ports may grant compensation or ex-gratia in the event of loss of life due to COVID-19 to the dependant members or legal heirs of those who are working in the part. The cause of death from COVID-19 and discharge of Port related duty will have to be verified by the port Chairman while settling claims or disbursement of the compensation.

The followings are the categories:-

 All port employees including Contract Labourers employed directly by the port – Rs. 50 lakhs

 Other Contract Labourers – Rs. 50 lakhs

This compensation is applicable only for the pandemic of COVID-19 and shall be in force upto September 30, 2020.



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