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HindustanTimes Sun,13 Jul 2014

Acid-attack victim gets Rs. 2 lakh

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, April 01, 2013
First Published: 21:37 IST(1/4/2013) | Last Updated: 21:38 IST(1/4/2013)

UT administrator Shivraj Patil announced a compensation of Rs. 2 lakh to the 20-year-old acid attack victim, who appeared in the public-hearing session held at the UT Secretariat on Monday.

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The victim, Neha Thakkar, a resident of Burail village, was attacked on November 26, 2011, by two motorcycle-borne youths. She was working in Industrial Area-based mall and was on her way back home along with her colleague when attacked near the Sector-28 light point.

The victim had approached the administrator with a request to give her compensation. Thakkar said the administrator listened to her and directed the official concerned to give compensation at the earliest.

Patil asked UT home secretary Anil Kumar to give minimum compensation of Rs. 2 lakh immediately to the victim and if the court decides more than the decided amount would be given accordingly.

Only four persons turned out with their complaints. In another case, city-based RTI activist RK Garg raised the issue of public concern in which he said an unidentified person was promoting the business of prostitution through website Chandigarh Escort Girls on the internet and by publishing advertisement in a newspaper. On this, IGP RP Upadhyaya apprised the administrator that a case had already been registered and necessary steps to check this practice would be taken.

In another complaint, Prof RS Mishra said he had applied for the post of director PEC but was not been called for the interview. Patil asked UT finance secretary VK Singh to consider his request and call him also for the interview.

Ramesh Kumar of Palsora colony said in his complaint that his name was not considered in Biometric Survey. Patil assured that his case would be considered sympathetically as per rules.

After the meeting, Patil asked the officers to strengthen the public grievances mechanisms in their respective departments to improve service delivery systems.

2012
November 19: number of complainants 3
November 5: number of complainants 11
October 1: number of complainants 11
September 3: number of complainants 16
August 6: number of complainants 16
July 2: number of complainants 13
March 19: number of complainants 20

2013
February 4: number of complainants 8
March 18: number of complainants 4
April 1: number of complainants 4

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