Flood Relief Can Be Deposited In Banks Despite Election Code
The code of conduct comes into effect immediately with the GHMC elections being announced today, resulting in the SEC needing to make the clarification.
Hyderabad | 17th November 2020
The State Election Commission (SEC) today asked the state government to continue to extend the flood relief being given to the victims of the recent floods in the GHMC limits, but asked it to deposit the money directly into the bank accounts of the beneficiaries.
The election code of conduct comes into effect immediately with the GHMC elections being announced today, resulting in the SEC needing to make the clarification that the government could extend the relief to all those who didn't get it so far.
The state government disbursed Rs 55 crore of flood relief on Monday alone.
Meanwhile, scores of victims of the floods are making a beeline for the Mee-Seva centres of the city to apply online for the flood relief, forming long queues waiting for their turns.
The victims are turning up at the Mee-Seva centres as early as 6 am, and waiting till the night to complete their application process.
Even many women, elderly people and children are being seen in hordes at these centres. Massive queues are being witnessed in the Mee-Seva centres in the Chandanagar, Amberpet, Golnaka, Seethaphalmandi, Sanathnagar, Marredpally, Addagutta, L B Nagar, Vanasthalipuram and Serilingampally areas.
The government is transferring an amount of Rs 10,000 to the bank accounts of the victims on the day following the day they submit their applications.
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