March 06, 2020 5:23 am
The Economic Survey of Maharashtra 2019-20 tabled on Thursday, stated that while there were 1,153 beneficiaries of the Manodhairya scheme in the previous year, until October 2019, the number of beneficiaries fell by more than half to 462.
June 12, 2018 5:14 am
Activists and lawyers say some of these revisions are insensitive, and will likely lead to delays and hurdles in victims’ ability to receive the compensation sum.
January 07, 2018 2:06 am
The department has also increased compensation to Rs 10 lakh in case a woman dies due to rape. Earlier, the compensation was Rs 2 lakh in case the rape of a working woman leads to her death. The sum was Rs 1 lakh for women who were not working.
November 13, 2017 5:43 am
Anti-human trafficking NGO Justice and Care has recommended that one particular area that needs to be addressed is children subjected to rape or otherwise sexually abused daily after being trafficked.
October 06, 2017 2:57 am
Rape, acid attack survivors who were sanctioned compensation under the state-run scheme from October 2013 to January 2017 were not paid: RTI
October 05, 2017 6:00 pm
According to the changes introduced by the government to the scheme in August this year, the compensation was increased from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 10 lakh. However, the eligibility criteria was made more stringent, said one of the PILs.
September 12, 2017 9:15 am
The state has revised the criteria for those who can avail the scheme and increased the maximum financial assistance to Rs 10 lakh in cases where victims were mentally challenged or then suffered traumatic injuries after gangrape.
July 19, 2017 3:42 am
The scheme is aimed at providing financial, medical and legal aid, rehabilitation and counselling to victims of rape, child abuse and acid attacks. At present, a maximum of Rs 3 lakh in assistance is given to victims.
September 01, 2015 1:23 am
The court also observed that several cases of sexual assault had been pending before the competent court that looks at cases under the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act.
August 09, 2015 1:55 am
Students, staff of Symbiosis Law School take up the case of the 13-yr-old girl to get her Rs 3 lakh aid under Manodhairya scheme .