Delhi Government on 15 September 2015 approved Victim Compensation Scheme. It enhanced the upper limit of compensation to rape victims to 5 lakh rupees from existing 3 lakh rupees and to the victims of acid attack to 7 lakh rupees from 3 lakh rupees.
The decision was taken during a cabinet meet headed by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Main highlights of Victim Compensation Scheme
• The scheme also includes victims of gang-rape, unnatural sexual offences and burns.
• Earlier, as per the scheme, victim’s kin were eligible to get a compensation of 3 to 5 lakh rupees for loss of life, but the new scheme has proposed 5 to 10 lakh rupees.
• The scheme also proposes same amount of compensation for those with loss of any limb resulting in 80 percent permanent disability.
The scheme was approved after Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal recently wrote a letter to Delhi Home Minister Satyendar Jain, demanding an approval for this long-pending scheme.
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When: 15 September 2015
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