Delhi Fight Against Covid-19 Pandemic

5000 INR Financial assistance to each auto and e-rickshaw driver by Delhi government

By Madhu

Highlights

  • 5000 INR one-time financial assistance for PSV badge holders.
  • Used Mobile based software and technology.
  • Sorted issues with name verification.
  • E- rickshaw and permit holder of para transit vehicle will be included also who don’t have PSV badge

The Delhi app government has sent 5000 INR each to the 1,10.093 PSV badge Holder, who provides last-mile connectivity in the capital city. In PSV badge, majorly autorickshaw and Gramin Sewa drivers are included.

In a statement, the Delhi government stated that in this process, they had paid an amount of 55,04,65,000 INR to the beneficiaries.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Delhi government had decided to pay one-time financial help of 5000 INR to e-rickshaws, autos, taxis, and other paratransit vehicles drivers to bridge the financial crises due to this pandemic. The government has started its distribution plan in the second week of April.

The app government added that they have developed several software applications and using Aadhaar based DBT to send money into the bank accounts of the beneficiaries directly.

The government informs that in this process no individual needs to come out of their home to get the benefit and stand in queues. The money will be transferred directly to their respective bank accounts.

The statement from the government said that they had developed a mobile-based technology and software. All the PSV badge Holder were asked to register themselves based on their names as written on their driving license. They registered themselves and submitted the Aadhaar card and driving license image.

In over 60,000 cases, mismatches in the names of Aadhaar and driving license were observed that lead to verification issues. To sort this issue, the13 MLAs in the capital were ordered to cross-check the details manually and verify the names and the details of the driving license with that if Aadhaar card.

Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot quoted that this became possible because of mobile technology and round the clock efforts of Delhi transport department officials. The added that they have received around 1,58,000 applications.

He admits that the Delhi government has initiated this process of registration for e rickshaw owners and permit holders of paratransit vehicles also who don’t have PSV badge.

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