Jat protests- Haryana government offers interim relief for damage

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Haryana Government, on Wednesday, announced to give an interim or part assistance immediately to those who would submit their details on a prescribed proforma on the basis of self-assessment of the damage caused to their properties in the Jat agitation.

An official spokesman of Haryana government said that an applicant could claim upto 25 per cent as an interim relief.

He said that the government has made available a proforma for claiming compensation at the earliest. The proforma has been made available on the website of Urban Local Bodies Department – www.ulbharyana.gov.in. It is also available in the offices of Deputy Commissioner, Sub-divisional Magistrate (SDM), Tehsildar and Municipality.

The spokesman said that claimants were required to provide details such as name, Aadhaar number, bank account number along with RTGS/NEFT code, address, electricity account number, if meter is installed, date of natural disaster, fire or law and order disturbance, and whether the damage is covered by an insurance policy. Other details include category of property damaged and extent of damage. Under the extent of damage, claimants are required to fill out details of estimated cost of repairing the damage caused to building, both commercial and residential. Estimated cost of repairing the damage to Rehri (in case of Rehri) and estimated cost of repairing the damage to Kiosk (in case of Kiosk). They have also been asked to fill up estimated loss of the items suffered by them.

The enclosures to be attached include copy of First Information Report (FIR) or DD entry, item-wise photographs of the damaged property, proof of ownership of residential or commercial property or tenancy. In case Aadhaar number is not available, the claimants could enclose copy of any one out of voter ID card, driving license and PAN card.

The affected persons should submit the completed proforma at the earliest to any of the offices of the Sub Divisional Magistrate, Tehsildar and Municipality would also assist in filling up the proforma, if required. The claimants could also contact the office of the Deputy Commissioner in case of any difficulty, he added.

State Government has also asked the insurance companies to settle the claims of the persons whose insured establishments were damaged due to arson, loot and vandalism during the recent agitation within 15 days. However, the representatives of insurance companies have already taken up the matter with their headquarters and efforts would be made to settle the claims at the earliest.

According to estimates, public and private properties worth several thousand crores were damaged during protests for Jat reservation. Rohtak and Bhiwani were the most affected districts in Haryana.

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