The Haryana government on Wednesday announced interim compensation for people whose properties were damaged in the Jat agitation. The state government invited applications with self-assessed details of the sustained damage, with an official spokesperson saying one could claim up to 25% of damage expenses now.
The prescribed official request form is available on the urban local bodies department’s website – wwwuldharyana.gov.in, and also in the offices of deputy commissioner, sub-divisional magistrate, tehsildar and municipality offices.
Claimants will need to provide details such as their Aadhaar number, bank account number along with the bank RTGS or NEFT code, their address, electricity account number (if meter is installed), date of law and order disturbance, and whether the damage was covered by an insurance policy.
The government had announced full compensation on Tuesday, and an ex gratia amount of Rs 10 lakh for families of those who died in the agitations.
Almost 30 people were killed and more than 200 were injured in Haryana in the protests that ensued for more than 10 days as people from the Jat community demanded reservations under the OBC quota.
As the BJP-led state government attempted to firefight the agitation, offering to bring a bill on declaring Jat as OBCs, the Supreme Court on Wednesay said it will lay down parameters to fix accountability for the losses incurred by the exchequer during the protests. Public property suffered major damage, including the Munak canal that is Delhi’s main water supply line, and roads connecting main cities like Rohtak. Protesters had dug trenches to prevent the army from reaching the protest sites and subdue the agitation. They had also rampaged through cities, setting fire to government buildings and vehicles.