Northeast Delhi riots: Processing of compensation claims expedited

Updated: Sep 29 2022 11:34PM

New Delhi, Sep 29 (PTI) The processing of unsettled claims of compensation for northeast Delhi riots victims has picked up pace with more than 550 applications being disposed within a month after the appointment of 40 loss assessors, officials at the lieutenant governor's office said on Thursday.

In view of a large pendency of unsettled compensation claims, Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena had in August approved the appointment of 40 assessors and directed for disposal of all pending cases within three months.

"Of 40 assessors whose appointment was approved, 36 are working and have disposed over 550 applications for compensation in just over a month. The reports of the accessors will be submitted soon before the High Court for release of the compensation amount," an official said.