Rs 33.65 lakhs victim compensation given to 22

Rs 33.65 lakhs victim  compensation given to 22
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KOHIMA, August 10: Justice LS Jamir, Judge, Gauhati High Court and executive chairman of Nagaland State Legal Services Authority handed over compensatory award of Rs 33,65,000 to 22 recipients under the Nagaland Victim Compensation Scheme, 2012 at the conference hall of Gauhati High, Kohima Bench on Friday.
The Judge awarded the compensation to the family member and caretakers of three victims, while amount for the 19 victims will be handed over by the respective District Legal Services Authorities to the family member and caretaker of the victims.
Delivering a short speech, Neiteo Koza, Project Coordinator NSLSA appraised that Government of Nagaland had sanctioned Rs 33,65,000 as compensation under the Nagaland Victim Compensation Scheme, 2012 to the 22 rightful beneficiaries.
She informed that 7 applicants were recommended by Dimapur District Legal Services Authority, 2 by Kohima District Legal Services Authority, 2 by Mon District Legal Services Authority, 3 by Tuensang District Legal Services Authority, 2 by Phek District Legal Services Authority, 2 by Mokokchung District Legal Services Authority, 1 by Wokha District Legal Services Authority, 1 by Kiphire District Legal Services Authority, 1 by Zunheboto District Legal Services Authority and 1 by Nagaland State Legal Services Authority.
Neiteo Koza appealed the State Government to earmark and maintain separate budget as per the Nagaland Victim Compensation Scheme, 2012 so that if any recommendation is made by the legal services authority, the victims can be given interim relief to meet their needs such as medical care, counselling, and other necessities required for rehabilitation.
She pointed out that keeping a separate budget will save valuable time, resource of the State Government in as much as helping the victims.
Neiteo Koza further informed that a new scheme for women is introduced by the NALSA’s compensation scheme for women victims/survivors of sexual assault or other crimes, 2018. She said that the Supreme Court has given directive to all the State governments, union territories to implement it since May 2018, to which the Nagaland State Government has also given a positive feedback and given assurance to implement it in the state.
Delivering the concluding remarks, Mezivolu T Therieh, member secretary NSLSA thanked the Government of Nagaland for the timely release of the compensation, the Judges presiding over the cases for doing justice to the family of the victim, Public Prosecutors and the investigation agencies for giving their best in going to the bottom of the case to prove that justice is done to the victim.
She also lauded the victims for braving all odds to come forward and speak up their rights.
Registrar and Deputy Registrar of the Gauhati High Court, Kohima Bench members of CHILDLINE, Kohima Orphanage and Destitute Home, Public Prosector Kohima, Panel Lawyers of NSLSA and Kohima DLSA were present in the programme. (Page News Service)