Govt starts disbursing 1-time Rs 5K to drivers

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Govt starts disbursing 1-time Rs 5K to drivers

Sunday, 12 April 2020 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

The Delhi Government has initiated the process of giving one-time financial help of Rs 5,000 to Para-Transit vehicle drivers as announced by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal few days ago.

According to Government officials, the process of taking applications will start from April 13 (Monday).

The Aam Aadmi Party ( AAP) Government had announced that 'One-time financial help of Rs 5,000' will be given to the persons holding Public Service Badge and valid driving licence of Para-Transit vehicles (i.e. Auto rickshaws, Taxis, Gramin Sewa, Phatphat Sewa, Maxi Cab, Eco-Friendly Sewa, E-Rickshaws and School Cabs etc). Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said “Delhi Government is committed to help our fellow public transport  vehicle drivers like Auto, E- rickshaw, Taxi etc.  in the extraordinary circumstances created by lockdown owing to Corona virus. The process would be quick and the money would get transferred directly into their bank account. This will greatly help them in these times of distress.”

The passenger transport services in Delhi have been stopped to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The restrictions are in force since the announcement of the lockdown.  Consequently, a large number of persons including the drivers of public service vehicles. To mitigate the sufferings of this class of people, the Government of Delhi has decided to grant one time financial help of Rs 5,000/-  to the individuals holding public service badge (Drivers) and driving licence of para -  transit passenger vehicles i.e Auto rickshaws , Taxis, Gramin Sewa, Phatphat sewa, Maxicab , Eco- Friendly sewa , E-Rickshaws and school cabs etc. 

The benefit will be given to all such PSV badge holders who have been issued such badges till March 23, 2020. 

“Further, in case of persons whose driving licences have expired on or after February 2020, their cases will also be considered for grant of benefit,” Delhi government said.

The financial  help will be given through Direct Benefit of Transfer in the Aadhaar linked bank accounts of the eligible PSV holders in NCT of Delhi.

The one time ex-gratia amount of Rs 5,000/- will be given through on-line software developed by Government of Delhi. “Only few entries needed to be made to file an on-line application form as under:- PSV badge number, Driving Licence number,Mobile number,Date of birth,Gender ,Aadhar number linked with bank account,” a government official said. I

The applicants can file on-line applications within fifteen days of opening of the portal i.e. from Monday (13.04.2020) itself at 10.00 a.m. onwards.  The link is available at website ot Transport deptt , Govt of Delhi at https://transport.delhi.gov.in/.

A helpline service shall also be available for answering the queries of PSV badge holders.

They can seek any clarification at these numbers from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm   (HELPLINE NOS. 011-23930763 and 011-23970290) (Except Sundays till 27.04.2020).

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