Bihar Victim Compensation Scheme 2018
The Cabinet Committee of Bihar has approved the Bihar Victim Compensation Scheme 2018, under which all the victims suffered by rape and acid attack of Bihar state only will now get an increased compensation of Rs. 7 Lakh from the previous existing of Rs. 3 lakh that was used to be provided before. The decision for increasing the compensation amount under Bihar Victim Compensation Scheme 2018 is taken after the directions issued by the Union Home Ministry following the decision of honorable Supreme Court given in the month of February 2016.
The Bihar Victim Compensation Scheme 2018 scheme is the modified version of the previous Bihar Victim Compensation Scheme, 2014. In June 2018, the Central Government and National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) of Bihar jointly form a new policy offering Rs. 5 lakh for Rape as well as Rs. 7 lakh for Acid Attack Victims.
Bihar Victim Compensation Scheme 2018 Details:
|Scheme Name||Bihar Victim Compensation Scheme 2018|
|Scheme Directed by||Union Home Ministry – Bihar|
|Decision issued by||Supreme Court in 2016 February|
|Scheme Modification date||June 2018|
|Compensation Increased amount||From Rs 3 lakhs (in 2014) to Rs 7 Lakh in June 2018|
|Policy formed by||NALSA (National Legal Services Authority) and the Central Government|
Under the scheme, the targeted beneficiaries as per the recommendations made by the central government and Union Home Ministry Cabinet of the Bihar state will be all victims suffered from Rape as well as Acid Attacks in the state of Bihar that are registered under the state government and legal authorities.
Thus, the victims can avail the compensation provided under the scheme that is meant for the welfare of Rape and Acid Attacks victims through the financial aid.
Important features of the Bihar Victim Compensation Scheme 2018
The Bihar Victim Compensation Scheme 2018 possesses important features for the welfare of victims in Bihar state. These are:
- As per the recommendations made for the latest 2018 scheme, the state government and law authorities have stated that an increased compensation would be offered to the victims which are amounting to Rs 7 lakhs for the financial year 2018 onwards.
- In case any of the victims who have suffered an acid attack and has lost over 80 percent of the visuals or facial features than the victim will also be provided with a compensation of Rs 10,000 on monthly basis to each victim.
- The compensation will be offered to the victim for his entire life or for a set duration that has been fixed by the verifying authorities.
- The District crime Board will be responsible for deciding the compensation amount for the above cases.
- In case of acid attack, the state government has also mentioned that the maximum amount of compensation will not be above Rs 10,000 monthly.
Set compensation under the Bihar Victim Compensation Scheme 2018
In the previous scheme, a compensation of Rs 3 lakhs was set by the government to be paid for both Acid attack and rape victims but the new stats and figures under Bihar Victim Compensation Scheme 2018 are mentioned below:-
|Type of loss or Injury caused||Compensation Limits||Compensation|
|1||In case of death||a) If the victim is 40 or below the ageb) age between 40 to 60
c) Age exceeds above 60
|Rs 3 lakh fixed
Rs 2 lakh Fixed
Rs 1 lakh fixed
|2||Victims of Acid attacks||Rs 3 lakh to be offered after case finalization and rehabilitation care||a) Rs 1 lakh in cash to be offered in first 15 days along with offering medical treatment immediately.b) after a time of two months sum of Rs 2 lakh will be paid as expenditure amount.|
|3||Rape Victim||Compensation of Rs 3 lakh fixed|
|4||Injury or death on account of mental condition for child and women victims for bad behavior, trafficking, Molestation and Kidnapping as per IPC section 320 of 1860||Compensation of Rs 50,000 fixed.|
Thus, while comparing to the new recommendations we can conclude that the state government has Fixed the compensation amount to Rs 7 lakh for each of Acid attack and rape victims for 2018. According to the recommendations no changes have been made to other procedures.
The one who wants to get more details and information regarding the Bihar Victim Compensation Scheme 2018 can visit the official website of Bihar State Legal Service Authority which is bslsa.bih.nic.in.
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