A new Section 357A has been inserted in the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 through the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2008, which provides for compensation to victims of crime. Under this, a Victim Compensations Schemes is required to be framed by the State Governments/Union Territories in co-ordination with the Central Government. Government of India is overseeing the notification and implementation of Victim Compensation Scheme (VCS) in the States/UTs.
Source of Information
Government of India, National review on Beijing +20, 2015, page 54.
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