NHRC ensures payment of Rs. 13 lakh relief in the case of the death of a Tamil Nadu Government woman employee after slipping into a septic tank near her office; action against the guilty officials and construction of toilets in all the Agriculture Extension Centres
The intervention of the National Human Rights Commission, India resulted in the payment of monetary relief of Rs. 13 lakh to the next of kin of a Tamil Nadu Government lady Warehouse Manager, who died on 07th December, 2020 after falling into a septic tank near an under construction building to answer call of nature as there was no toilet in her office. She was working in the Kancheepuram Agriculture Development office. The relief amount includes the service benefits of the victim and Rs. 10 lakh from Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
The State government has informed the Commission that it has also taken action against the guilty officers besides ordering setting up of toilet facilities on a war footing at all the Agriculture Extension Centres (IAECS)/Sub Agriculture Extension Centres in various parts of the State. It is also considering appointment of the victim’s elder sister on compassionate ground.
The Commission has asked the Chief Secretary, Government of Tamil Nadu to submit the status report on the construction of restrooms in all the Agriculture Extension Centres (IAECS)/Sub Agriculture Extension Centres within 8 weeks.
The Commission had taken cognizance of the fatal incident on the basis of a complaint.
National Human Rights Commission
[Press Release dt. 25-3-2022]