GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF CIVIL AVIATION
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1271
TO BE ANSWERED ON 11th August, 2011
Mangalore Air Crash
1271. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the Minister of CIVIL AVIATION be pleased to state:-
(a) Whether it is a fact that families of the victims of Mangalore air crash have not yet been paid compensation by Government;
(b) If so, the reasons for the inordinate delay in paying the compensation to the kin of the victims;
(c) Action Government proposes to take to ensure that the compensation is paid within a time-frame;
(d) Whether it is also a fact that differential compensation with the criterion being income of the victims, has been announced by Government; and
(e) If so, details thereof and reason therefor?
MINISTER OF OVERSEAS INDIAN AFFAIRS & MINISTER OF CIVIL AVAIATION
(SHRI VAYALAR RAVI)
(a): As of date, claim of compensation in 62 cases have been settled completely and in 6
cases partially, for a total amount of Rs. 50.96 Crore (including interim compensation).
(b): The claims are being settled based on actual proof of loss basis sustained by the members of family as defined by the Carriage by Air Act, 1972. The law requires each case to assess separately by reference to its own facts. The settlement of compensation has also been delayed as the claimants were awaiting the decision of Kerala High Court in Writ Petition No.32550 of 2010.
(c), (d) & (e): The claims are being settled as per provision of Carriage by Air Act, 1972 which incorporate the Montreal Convention, 1999 i.e. on the basis of proof of loss sustained by the members of the family.