GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2008
TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 2ND AUGUST, 2017 / SHRAVANA 11, 1939 (SAKA)
RAPE VICTIM COMPENSATION SCHEME
Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:
(a) Whether there are uniform National plan / guidelines in place issued by the Central Government to all States regarding the allocation of compensation under the rape victim compensation scheme under Section 357-A of Criminal Procedure Code;
(b) If so, the details thereof; and
(c) If so, the steps being taken to ensure its effective implementation?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
(SHRI HANSRAJ GANGARAM AHIR)
(a)to (c): As per Section 357A of Cr.P.C., every State Government in coordination with the Central Government shall prepare a Victim Compensation Scheme (VCS) for providing funds for the purpose of compensation to the victim or his/her dependents who have suffered loss or injury as a result of the crime and who require rehabilitation. All States/UTs have notified their VCS, which include compensation to rape victim. Under the Central Victim Compensation Fund (CVCF) scheme, financial assistance of Rs. 200 crore from Nirbhaya Fund has been released to all the States/UTs as on one time grant in 2016-17 to support their respective Victim Compensation Scheme, the guidelines and fund released to states are available in this Ministry’s website www.mha.nic.in .