Relief and Rehabilitation for Victims of Atrocities

Last updated on Jun 14, 2022

The law requires measures to be taken by the District administration to provide relief and ensure rehabilitation of members of SCs or STs who have been victims of atrocities and crimes mentioned under this special law.(( Rule 12, Schedule Caste Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Rules, 1995.)) An assessment of the situation or damages will be done by the District Magistrate and the Superintendent of Police before the relief can be provided. 

These immediate relief measures include making arrangements in cash and/or kind to victims, their family members and dependents. It should also include relief in the form of food, water, clothing, shelter, medical aid, transport facilities and any other essential items necessary for human beings. The law also provides for norms in terms of the relief amount for state governments to follow. These norms can be found in the Schedule attached to these Rules.

In cases of death, injury to persons or damage to property, either the victims or their dependents will have an additional right to claim compensation. 

Such relief can be provided by either the District Magistrate, Sub-divisional Magistrate or Executive Magistrate.


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