Compensation not paid to acid assault victims in 799 out of 1,273 circumstances: Nationwide Fee for Ladies

The difficulty was mentioned in an e-meeting by the NCW with the nodal officers and representatives of the 24 States and Union Territories

Acid assault victims haven’t been paid compensation in 799 out of 1,273 circumstances throughout the nation, the Nationwide Fee for Ladies (NCW) stated and demanded fast consideration of the states on the matter.

The difficulty was mentioned in an e-meeting by the NCW with the nodal officers and representatives of the 24 States and Union Territories.

The assembly was held to overview and focus on the circumstances of acid assault registered on the web site of the Fee’s Administration Info System (MIS).

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Nationwide Fee for Ladies Chairperson Rekha Sharma expressed her concern over the non-payment of compensation to acid assault survivors.

Based on knowledge until October 20, out of 1,273 circumstances of acid assault throughout the nation compensation has been given to acid assault survivors in simply 474 circumstances.

“The nodal officers have been requested to uphold the legal guidelines and schemes that help survivors in circumstances of assaults, such because the NALSA’s Compensation Scheme for Ladies Victims/Survivors of Sexual Assault/different Crimes, 2018. The scheme supplies compensation starting from INR three to eight lakh relying on the severity of the case,” based on the fee’s month-to-month e-newsletter.

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Ms. Sharma additionally expressed her view that variety of circumstances up to date until date on the NCW’s MIS weren’t ample, because the numbers of the circumstances reported throughout the nation and in states don’t match with the fee’s MIS knowledge.

This was conveyed as an enormous concern throughout the dialogue because the fee has the mandate to safeguard girls legal guidelines and safety of their rights, together with security of girls from varied atrocities comparable to acid assault crimes.

The overview of circumstances on MIS has revealed a delay in submitting chargesheets.

She stated she has additionally taken up the matter with the chief secretary of states/UTs the place nodal officers haven’t been appointed for sustaining acid assault knowledge on MIS.

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Throughout the dialogue, the fee stated it was dissatisfied to know from varied experiences that some states/UTs haven’t supplied ample and well timed medical remedy/ help to survivors of acid assault.

Out of the 1,273 circumstances, medical help was supplied to 726 circumstances by the States, the info stated.

“This delivered to the fee’s discover that extra works must be completed in these states, to make sure girls authorized rights and implementation of girls welfare schemes and provision for strengthening their help programs,” it stated.

Moreover, the Fee felt that States/UTs delay in submitting cost sheets, as most circumstances don’t point out dates, standing of investigation or progress of the prosecution or any data of the circumstances; therefore the delay in updates signifies that circumstances aren’t dealt correctly in curiosity of the survivors, the doc stated.

The NCW additionally insisted that the nodal officers should instruct the police authorities to take such circumstances at precedence and to keep away from delay in investigation and filling cost sheets.

The nodal officers have additionally been requested to maintain observe in any respect ranges of the systematic coordination.

The representatives from the State/UT of Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Goa (North District), Jammu and Kashmir, Dadar and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu knowledgeable that no circumstances of acid assault have been reported in 2020.

The Nationwide Fee for Ladies is the nodal physique to overview acid assault circumstances.