Riot, terrorism victims to get more compensation | Latest News India - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

Riot, terrorism victims to get more compensation

Oct 30, 2014 05:15 PM IST

The compensation given to civilian victims of communal, terrorist or naxal violence will be increased from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh, a meeting held by home minister Rajnath Singh decided this on Thursday

The compensation given to civilian victims of communal, terrorist or naxal violence will be increased from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh, a meeting held by home minister Rajnath Singh decided this on Thursday.

HT Image
HT Image

Till now the next of kin of persons killed or civilians who suffered permanent incapacitation as a result of such violence were paid Rs 3 lakh as per provisions of the Central Scheme for Assistance to Civilian Victims of Terrorist, Communal, Naxal violence since 2008.

Hindustan Times - your fastest source for breaking news! Read now.

Assistance would be given to the surviving spouse in case of death or permanent incapacitation of the husband or the wife, as the case may be.

However, if both the husband and the wife died in same incident of violence, the family would be entitled to get the assistance, in each case, the official said.

Families of the victims would be eligible to get assistance under the scheme even if they have received any other assistance, by way of payment of ex-gratia or any other type of relief from the government or any other source except when a similar scheme is already being implemented by the Central government.

Government had disbursed Rs 6.12 crore as compensation to civilian victims in 204 incidents of terrorist, communal and naxal violence in 2011-12 and Rs 3.99 crore to civilian victims in 133 such incidents in 2012-13.

No reimbursement could be made to any civilian victims in incidents of terrorist, communal and naxal violence during 2013-14 and 2014-15 (till July) as the state governments did not send the proposals.

Unveiling 'Elections 2024: The Big Picture', a fresh segment in HT's talk show 'The Interview with Kumkum Chadha', where leaders across the political spectrum discuss the upcoming general elections. Watch Now!

Get Current Updates on India News, Rajya Sabha Election 2024 Live, Gaganyaan Mission Astronauts along with Latest News and Top Headlines from India and around the world
SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Share this article
SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
OPEN APP
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On