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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Home Affairs

RAJYA SABHA
TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 23RD NOVEMBER, 2011 / AGRAHAYANA 2, 1933 (SAKA)
Ensuring Timely Compensation to the Victims of Bomb Blasts

253. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-

(a)   Whether it is a fact that the families of victims of terrorist bomb blasts in various parts of the country are yet to receive compensation from government;

(b)   If so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor; and

(c)    What concrete measures government proposes to take to ensure timely payment of compensation to the victims and their kin?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
(SHRI MULLAPPALLY RAMACHANDRAN)

(a)   & (b): No sir. Compensation to the families of victims of terrorist bomb blast is released by the concerned State Governments where the bomb blasts have taken place in respect of death & injured persons. It is not released by the Central Government. However, the Government of India is implementing a scheme for the sustenance and maintenance of the families of the civilian victims of terrorist, communal & naxal violence titled “Central Assistance to the civilian victims of terrorists/communal/naxal violence”. Under this scheme, an amount of Rs. 3 Lakhs is given to the victims/NOK of the victim in the case of death or incapacitation with 50% or more, subject to the condition that no employment has been provided to any of the family members of the victim by the State Government. Under this scheme the eligible claimants can file their claim in the prescribed proforma within 3 years of relevant incident of terrorist activities through the concerned District Magistrate/ State Government. Proposals which are received through District magistrate/State Government complete with all documents are released assistance under this scheme.

Four bomb blasts were reported during the year 2011. On the basis of the basis of the information received from the concerned State Governments, where the bomb blasts have taken place, the details of compensation paid/assistance released is as under:

Place & Date of bomb blast

Compensation released by the State Government

Central assistance released by the Central Government

Delhi High Court on 25.05.2011

Nil

No Casualties

Nil

No Casualties

Mumbai on 13.07.2011

Rs. 216.5 Lakhs

Rs. 21 Lakhs

Delhi High Court on 25.05.2011

Rs. 204.80Lakhs

Rs. 45 Lakhs

Agra Bomb Blast on 17.09.2011

Rs. 4 Lakhs

Nil. No Casualties or seriously injured persons.

(c)    Concerned State Governments have given compensation to the victims of the bomb blasts and their kin.