Panaji. Dated: January 24, 2019 …The Government of Goa has notified the “The Goa Compensation Scheme for Women Victims / Survivors of Sexual Assault / other Crimes, 2018” with effect from January 7, 2019 as per the directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.
An application for the award of interim / final compensation can be filed by the Victim and/or her Dependents or the Station House Officer (Inspector/Sub-Inspector) of the area before concerned State Legal Service Authority or District Legal Services Authority in Form ‘I’ along with a copy of the First Information Report (FIR) or criminal complaint of which cognizance is taken by the Court and if available Medical Report, Death Certificate, wherever applicable, copy of judgment/recommendation of Court if the trial is over.
The application/recommendation for compensation can be moved either before the State Legal Services Authority or the concerned District Legal Services Authority or it can be filed online on a portal which shall be created by all State Legal Services Authorities. The Secretary of the respective SLSA/DLSA shall decide the application/recommendation moved before him/her as per the Scheme.
The women victims or her dependent(s) who have suffered loss, injury, as a result of the offence committed and who require rehabilitation will be eligible for grant of compensation under “The Women Victims Compensation Fund”.
An application for the award of interim / final compensation can be filed by the Women Victim and/or her Dependents or it can be filed online on a portal created by Goa State Legal Services Authorities (GSLSA) or the Station House Officer of the area before concerned State or District i.e. North and South Goa District Legal Service Authority (DLSA) – and will be submitted in Form ‘I’ along with a copy of the First Information Report (FIR) etc.
The amount of compensation will be decided by the State Legal Services Authority as per the schedule of the compensation in the scheme which would vary from Minimum of Rs.1 Lakh to a maximum of Rs. 10 Lakh depending on the gravity of injury/loss to the women victim/survivor Compensation shall be disbursed by the State Legal Services Authority or District Legal Services Authority by depositing the compensation in a Bank in the joint or single name of the victim/dependent(s).