Financial Assistance in Atrocity Cases

Government of India has implemented Prevention of Atrocity Act, 1989 from 31/3/1990 to protect members of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes by preventing atrocities from non-SC and non-ST members of the society. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocity) Rules, 1995 have been framed under the powers conferred vide Section-23 of the said Act. Under these rules, which came into effect from 31/3/1995, norms for providing financial assistance to the victimized person / family have been prescribed (under rule no. 12(4)). Government of Gujarat has adopted these norms and decided to provide financial assistance on similar line vide Govt. Resolution, Social Welfare and Tribal Development Department No. HCL/1094/I/24/H/Cell dated 18/11/95. In this way, the victimised person / family of atrocity is rehabilitated.

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