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Government Of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
(16-December, 2015 18:37 IST )

Central Victim Compensation Fund Scheme


The Government has introduced the Central Victim Compensation Fund (CVCF) scheme. Its key features including aims and objectives are given below:-

(i) to support and supplement the existing Victim Compensation Schemes notified by States/UT Administrations,

(ii) to reduce disparity in quantum of compensation amount notified by different States/ UTs for victims of similar crimes, and

(iii) to encourage States/UTs to effectively implement the Victim Compensation Schemes (VCS) notified by them under the provisions of section 357A of Cr.P.C. and continue financial support to victims of various crimes especially sexual offences including rape, acid attacks, crime against children, human trafficking etc. including women victims of cross border firing.

The guidelines of the Central Victim Compensation Fund (CVCF) Scheme have been circulated among all the States/UTs and are available at the website of Ministry of Home Affairs viz http://mha.nic.in. The States/UTs have been requested to modify State Victim Compensation Schemes accordingly.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri HaribhaiParathibhai Chaudharyin a written reply to question by Smt. Renuka Chowdhury in the Rajya Sabha today.

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