NSLSA Sanctions INR 36.8 Lakh Compensation To 17 Persons - Eastern Mirror
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NSLSA sanctions INR 36.8 lakh compensation to 17 persons

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By EMN Updated: Jul 09, 2024 8:35 pm

DIMAPUR — The Nagaland State Legal Services Authority (NSLSA) has distributed a total amount of INR 36,85,000 as victim compensation to 17 persons for the financial year from April 2023 to March 2024 under the Nagaland Victim Compensation Scheme, 2012 and National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) Compensation Scheme for Women Victims/ Survivors of Sexual Assault, Other Crimes, 2018.

The amount was sanctioned through the Home department, Relief and Rehabilitation, Government of Nagaland, to 17 applicants from different districts.

The claims were recommended by the District Legal Services Authorities (DLSA) and NSLSA and forwarded to the state Home department for sanctioning final amount, stated an update from NSLSA. 

Applications included cases of rape under POCSO Act, sexual assault and loss of life under POCSO Act and loss of life (other crimes). Out of the sanctioned amount, the victims included 14 minor girls, 1 minor boy and two male.

It stated that the victim compensation were rolled out in two schemes including the Nagaland Victim Compensation Scheme, 2012 and National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) Compensation Scheme for Women Victims/ Survivors of Sexual Assault/ other Crimes- 2018.

It mentioned that the victim compensation scheme was introduced to give compensation to victims or dependents, who have suffered loss or injury as a result of crime and who require rehabilitation.

It stated that applicants could be submitted before the legal services authority of the state and attach it with an FIR, medical reports and a copy of the judgment or recommendation, if the case has been disposed off.

After scrutiny, the compensation is awarded based on factors such as gravity of the offence, loss of livelihood, age (in case of death), monthly income, number of dependents, and if the crime is an isolated incident or part of a series over a period of time.

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By EMN Updated: Jul 09, 2024 8:35:32 pm
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