Express News Service

CHENNAI: When Janaki Radhakrishnan in Chennai got here to find out about her father’s demise two weeks in the past, she instantly utilized for an e-pass to journey to Tirupattur district to see her father for the final time. However, the online portal to use for the cross was rejecting her utility every time. Reason: Janaki didn’t have a replica of her father’s dying certificates. As her kinfolk in Yelagiri couldn’t get hold of the certificates in time, a tearful Janaki needed to watch her father’s remaining journey over a video name.  

Janaki’s will not be a single incident. Several others making use of for e-passes to journey to different districts to attend funerals are going through a tough time because the portal asks for proof of dying to sanction the cross. It solely accepts a dying certificates or a certificates from hospital or a letter from the Village Administration Officer as proof. 

With tears rolling down over his face,  Aravind, son of Janaki, stated, “Since it was a pure dying, we didn’t have any paper from hospital. Getting certificates from village places of work takes days. It took one and a half day for getting the VAO’s certificates.

By the time we reached Yelagiri, every little thing was over.” V Dilip, who needed to journey from Chennai to Vellore, needed to face related downside. “Even for pure deaths, the officers are pushing for early funeral. When my grandmother died, the dying certificates may very well be obtained solely after hours. So, I noticed her final time over a video name.

Missing the final rites of your family members is extraordinarily painful,” he stated. “Death certificate is not the first thing that comes to mind when somebody dies,” stated M Vikram, who needed to journey from Chennai to Madurai. “We cannot ask for death certificate from a mourning family. In the case of death, they must allow some other proof which can be availed immediately,” stated Vikram. When contacted, an official stated proscribing journey is a very powerful a part of containing the pandemic. “ Without correct proof, we can not settle for purposes, “ he stated.