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SC asked NALSA to form committee including NCW nominee to prepare model rules for victim compensation in sexual offences & acid attacks

New Delhi, Oct. 12, 2017 : The Supreme Court of India today asked the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) to form a committee of 4-5 person to prepare model rules for victim compensation in sexual offences and acid attacks cases.


The Supreme Court bench of Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta stated this in the hearing of a PIL filed by Advocate Nipun Saxena.


After hearing Amicus Curiae Senior Advocate Indira Jaising, the Supreme Court bench said that the committee shall consist of 4-5 members and The chairperson or the nominee for the chairperson of the NCW shall be associated to the newly formed committee.


The Supreme Court bench has observed during the hearing, that there is no integrated system with regard to disbursal, management and payment of compensation for victims of sexual assault. The court had asked the amicus and the Union of India to give their suggestion on how best to evolve an integrated and cohesive system of payment of compensation to victims of sexual assault.


The Supreme Court bench has asked NALSA to file a report of the committee before December 31.


The PIL filed was clubbed with five related writ petitions,seeking effective results for safety of women.



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