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Centre raises compensation for riot, terrorism victims

India Blooms News Service | | 30 Oct 2014, 09:10 pm
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IBNS): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday approved a proposal to substantially enhance the compensation to civilian victims of communal, terrorist or naxal violence from Rupees three lakh to Rupees five lakh.

The statement released by Home Ministry also said, Till now the next of kin of persons killed or civilians who suffered permanent incapacitation as a result of such violence were paid Rs. 3,00,000 as per provisions of the central scheme for assistance to civilian victims of terrorist/communal/naxal violence since 2008.

Now the grant has been raised to Rs. 5,00,000.