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Victim Compensation Scheme 2014 announced

SHILLONG: The State Government has announced amount as per the Meghalaya Victim Compensation Scheme, 2014 for the purpose of awarding compensation to the victim or his dependents who have suffered loss or injury or require rehabilitation as a result of a crime or offence.
The scheme aims at providing financial assistance and support to the victim such as shelter, counseling, medical aid, legal assistance, education and vocational training depending upon the needs of the victim and compensation to the victims and his dependents who have suffered loss or injury as the case may be or requirement of rehabilitation as a result of the crime.
The amount of compensation for loss of life is Rs. 3 lakh for persons below 40 years, Rs. 2 lakh for persons upto 60 years and Rs.1 lakh for persons above 60 years. For loss of any limb or part of body above 40%, compensation limit is Rs. 2 lakh for persons below 40 years, Rs. 1 lakh for persons upto 60 years and Rs. 50,000 for persons above 60 years.
For loss of any limb or part of body below 40%, Rs. 1 lakh is given as compensation to persons below 40 years, Rs. 50,000 to persons upto 60 years and Rs. 25,000 to persons above 60 years. Rs. 3 lakh is given as compensation to victims of rape and acid attack and Rs. 50,000 is given as compensation to loss of injury causing severe mental agony to women and child victims in cases like human trafficking, kidnapping and molestation, among others.
In case of a victim of acid attack, out of the compensation awarded, a sum of Rs. 1 lakh  will be paid within 15 days from the date of occurrence of such incident and the balance amount of Rs. 2 lakh will be paid as expeditiously as may be possible and positively within two months thereafter.
In addition, Rs. 10,000 and Rs. 15,000 is also given for funeral expenses and medical expenses respectively.

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