Central Victim Compensation Fund set up with 200 Crore

By | November 5, 2015

Ministry of Home Affairs

14-October, 2015

Central Victim Compensation Fund set up with initial corpus of Rs. 200 crores

The Ministry of Home Affairs has introduced a Scheme called the Central Victim Compensation Fund (CVCF) with initial corpus of Rs. 200 crores to enable support to victims of various attacks with the following key objectives :-

(1) To support and supplement the existing Victim Compensation Schemes notified by States UT Administrations. (ii) To reduce disparity in quantum of compensation amount notified by different States / UTs for victims of similar crimes. To encourage States / UTs to effectively implement the Victim Compensation Scheme (VCS) notified by them under the provisions of Section 357A of Cr. P.C. and continue financial support to victims of various crimes especially sexual offences including rape, acid attacks, crime against children, human trafficking, etc.

Victims will be compensated on the grounds of various injuries, loss and death with respect to acid attack, rape, human trafficking, disabilities and burns affected on them. Women victims of cross-border suffering permanent or partial disability or death will also be compensated under the Central Victim Compensation Fund Scheme.

States have been requested to suitably modify the State Victim Compensation Schemes to reduce disparity in quantum of compensation amount notified by them and claim financial support from the Central Victim Compensation Fund Scheme. A copy of the Scheme is also available on the Ministry of Home Affairs’ website:

www.mha.nic.in.

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