| NGOs needed to verify flood dead /
The High Court has directed that NGOs
be involved in verifying the list of those dead or missing as reported
in Tuesday August 30 Times of India pg 7 under the headline "Inspect
Relief Work, HC directs NGOs".
"The court directed the NGOs to verify
whether the compensation had reached the victims and their surviving
A full "List of Persons Dead and
Missing" has been compiled by the Government for Mumbai and all of
This list is available with the petitioners
Indian Centre for Human Rights & Law. What is now urgently needed
is for individual NGOs to get involved in verifying the lists in their
areas --- whether all names have been included, whether compensation has
been received by their families, and if not, why not.
The entire petition is also available
online at http://mumbai-floods-petition.blogspot.com/.
Meeting of 30 August 2005 India Centre for Human Rights and Law
Pursuant to the Public Interest Litigation filed in the Bombay High
Court on the recent floods in Maharashtra, the High Court has directed
government to involve non-governmental organisations and other groups
in relief and rehabilitation. The High Court also directed the State
government to provide a list of all those who have died due to floods,
flood related diseases and those who are missing.
On 29 August 2005, the state government submitted a list and a copy
was given to the petitioners. The High Court then directed that the
non-governmental organisations working in the areas should cross check
the information given by the state.
The following needs to be verified:
a. Whether any persons who died due to the floods or flood related diseases
are omitted from the list given by the state.
b. Whether any missing persons are omitted in the list given by the
c. Whether the legal heirs of the dead have received compensation and
whether they have received in full.
According to the present government resolution in respect of minors
who have died the compensation amount is Rs.50,000/-. In respect of
to 65 years of age who have died the compensation amount is Rs.1 Lakh.
This compensation package applies to any person who has died due to
floods, flood related diseases and missing persons.
We have prepared the following charts, which will streamline the information
collected from the ground (Please see attachment).
information should be sent to us on a daily basis and needs to be completed
by 10 September 2005. We would like the information preferably
in electronic form. E-mail the information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Different non-governmental organisations have taken up responsibilities
for cross checking the information depending on the area that they work.
Attached with this mail is the list of organisations that have taken
up responsibilities. Those of you who could not attend the meeting can
collect the list submitted by the state government from our office.
Also indicate the wards / districts for which the organisation is willing
For further information contact Minu Jose at 9820052377.
Aug 31, 2005