50 lakh compensation in cases of loss of life from COVID-19 Portal Employees

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Shipping

28-April, 2020

Rs. 50 lakh compensation declared for the Port employees / workers in case of loss of life due to COVID-19

All port employees including contractual labourers employed directly by the Port and other contractual employees are covered

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:

CategoryAmount of compensation
/ Ex-Gratia (Rs.)
All Port employees including
Contract Labourers employed directly by the port
50.00 Lakh
Other Contractual Labourers50.00 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.


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