Will revise Manodhairya scheme to hike compensation: Maha govt to HC
By Team Legistify / 2017-11-30

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Facing flak over its “insensitive attitude” towards victims of rape and other women-related offences, the Maharashtra government today told the Bombay High Court that it would revise the Manodhairya scheme, raising the monetary compensation to victims to Rs 10 lakh . Under the Manodhairya Yojana launched in October 2013, the state government gives a compensation of Rs 3 lakh to victims of rape and other crimes against women.

Apart from the monetary compensation, the government will also provide counselling to the victim and vocational or educational training, if required. However, the high court, while hearing a bunch of petitions on the issue, had earlier said the Maharashtra government was “insensitive” towards such victims and that it should follow the footsteps of the Goa government, which awards compensation up to Rs 10 lakh.

The high court had formed a committee with two judges and bureaucrats from the state’s women and child department to evolve a model scheme. The committee today submitted a 16-page scheme, proposed to be revised, to a division bench of Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice M S Sonak.

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