ITANAGAR, April 16 - The Arunachal Pradesh Government has decided to extend financial assistance to people of the State who are stranded in other parts of the country due to the ongoing nationwide lockdown.
The decision to this effect was taken today in a Cabinet meeting held by Chief Minister Pema Khandu through video conferencing.
�In view of the grievances and issues faced by persons from Arunachal Pradesh stranded across the country, the cabinet decided to provide financial assistance to all such persons. It was decided that an amount of Rs 3,500 each will be disbursed to all persons of Arunachal Pradesh stranded outside the state for sustenance during the lockdown period, from Chief Minister�s Relief Fund,� stated a press release from the CMO here.
The financial aid will be disbursed by the deputy commissioners concerned in consultation with local MLAs and other stakeholders through direct transfer to bank accounts or through UPI after due verification.
The Google doc sheet which was circulated by the State Government to gather information of all persons stranded outside the State, will be shared with the respective DCs for disbursement of financial assistance.
The Cabinet further decided to extend the time and date for registration of persons stranded outside the State to 12 am on April 19 for the process of disbursement. Further, those who are unable to register on the Google doc sheet by the extended deadline, can contact their respective DCs or MLAs for assistance, which will be provided after due verification, the release added.