Yogi Adityanath govt pays ex-gratia to kin of over 2,000 staff who succumbed to COVID-19 during panchayat polls

The UP government order was sent to the State Election Commission and all DMs. The order listed the names of all 2128 state government employees who had died after being on panchayat polls duty — 2097 of them due to Covid-19, and 31 employees due to non-Covid reasons.