Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
Dated 14 Oct 2015
The Central Victim compensation Fund Scheme Guidelines mention three broad objectives namely
- To support & supplement the existing victim compensation schemes of the state governments
- To reduce the disparity in the quantum of compensation amount fixed by various state governments
- To encourage the state governments to effectively implement the compensation schemes and continue financial support to victims of various crimes
How can states access the funds from Central Victim compensation Fund Scheme?
To encourage the states to effectively implement their victim compensation schemes, the central government has agreed to reimburse the amount of compensation paid by the state governments. But for the states to access funds from CVCF, the following must be done.
- The states must notify a victim compensation scheme as per the provisions of the Sec 357A of CrPC
- The quantum of compensation fixed should not be less than the amount mentioned in Central Victim compensation Fund Scheme as mentioned in Annexure
- The States must pay the compensation first from their budgetary resources to eligible victims and then seek reimbursement from Central Victim compensation Fund Scheme
- Details of the every victim compensated must be maintained electronically in the CCTNS module.
The following minimum amount of compensation is fixed by the Ministry of Home Affairs and states must also fix a similar minimum if they are to take the benefit of Central Victim compensation Fund Scheme
Note ;If the Victim is less than 14 years of age, the compensation shall be increased by over the amount specified above