n18
NEWS|Current Affairs 
   |
Goa CM Manohar Parrikar. Photo: Getty Images

Victims of rape, targeted acid attacks and human trafficking in Goa will be eligible for up to Rs.10 lakh as compensation, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Thursday.

"The maximum compensation we have earmarked is Rs.10 lakh per person. The scheme also complies with Supreme Court directions in such cases," Parrikar told IANS, adding that this was perhaps the highest compensation any state offered for victims of such attacks.

The decision on the policy of monetary compensation for victims was taken at a cabinet meeting Wednesday chaired by the chief minister. A corpus for disbursement as per the Goa Victim Compensation Scheme (2012) will have a separate budgetary provision for it.

"Under the scheme, the Goa government will constitute a fund called the victim compensation fund for which a budgetary provision will be made every year. The victims will be compensated from the fund, when recommended by the court," said a note circulated during the meeting.

"The quantum of compensation will be decided by the district or the state legal service authority," it said.

The victims will be eligible for compensation for "loss and injury" if they have not been compensated under any other scheme of the central or state government, insurance company or any other institution, or if the injury caused by the incident causes "substantial loss of income to the victim's family making it difficult to meet ends without any compensation".

Tag : #Manohar Parrikar

Disproportionate assets case: HC dismisses plea against Kanimozhi

from firstpost

Disproportionate assets case: HC dismisses plea against Kanimozhi

Chennai: The Madras High Court has dismissed a petition filed against Rajya Sabha MP and daughter of DMK chief M Karunanidhi, Kanimozhi seeking a direction to authorities to take action on the represe...


Gulbarg fund embezzlement: HC stays Teesta's arrest until 19 June

from firstpost

Gulbarg fund embezzlement: HC stays Teesta's arrest until 19 June

Ahmedabad: In a big relief to social activist Teesta Setalvad, her husband Javed Anand and slain Congress MP Ehsan Jafri's son Tanvir Jafri, the Gujarat High Court stayed their arrest until 19 June to...

Delhi HC to hear plea seeking CBI probe against Vadra

from firstpost

Delhi HC to hear plea seeking CBI probe against Vadra

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will next week hear a PIL seeking a CBI probe into licences granted to several real estate developers in Haryana, including one allegedly associated with Congress chief...

Pakistan encouraged by Modi's remarks on ties, says envoy

from firstpost

Pakistan encouraged by Modi's remarks on ties, says envoy

New Delhi: Pakistan today said it was "encouraged" after BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's remarks regarding ties with foreign countries and asserted that it was looking forw...

S-Korea ferry: Survivors recall crew's quiet moments of bravery

from firstpost

S-Korea ferry: Survivors recall crew's quiet moments of bravery

Mokpo, South Korea: As the ferry sank, some crew members gave their life jackets to passengers. One refused to leave until she shepherded students off the ship, and was later found dead. Others worked...

Captain who deserted doomed S-Korean ferry had 40 years at sea

from firstpost

Captain who deserted doomed S-Korean ferry had 40 years at sea

Mokpo, South Korea: A colleague calls Capt. Lee Joon-seok the nicest person on the ship. Yet there he was, captured in a video on the day his ferry sank, onshore while hundreds of people were trapped ...

Despite hate speech, Azam Khan gets support from AMU alumni

from firstpost

Despite hate speech, Azam Khan gets support from AMU alumni

Aligarh: A group of prominent alumni of the Aligarh Muslim University including former leaders of the teachers Association (AMUTA) have voiced their support for the beleaguered UP Cabinet minister Moh...