Dr. Ambedkar National Relief to Scheduled Caste Victims of Atrocities-revised
The Scheme would be known as ‘Dr. Ambedkar National Relief to the SC/ST Victims of Atrocities Scheme’. This Scheme would be in the nature of contingency arrangement to provide instant monetary relief to the victims of heinous offences of atrocities under the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.The State / UT Government or the District Administration may, in the cases falling under the categories of atrocities identified under the scheme, prepare proposal for financial assistance to the SC/ ST Victim(s) of Atrocities, in the Prescribed Format (Annexure–II), and forwarded to the Foundation for its consideration.
The Foundation may also take suo-motto cognizance of any case of atrocity and depute an officer(s) for visiting the place of atrocity for taking necessary action under the scheme.The relief amount up to Rs. 5.00 lakh would be paid to each victim, with the approval of the Chairperson of the Foundation. The amount of relief will be in addition to the relief grant/ amount being given by the respective State Governments
This Scheme is meant for providing financial assistance to SC victims of atrocities or their family members or dependents in order to compensate them financially. This Scheme is formulated keeping in view the growing atrocities against the Scheduled Castes and with a view to financially assist SC / ST victims of atrocities.
a. ELIGIBILITY: The eligibility criteria is as under :
i. The victim should belong to Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribes.
ii. The victim should be a Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe who has suffered atrocities committed by other communities on the grounds of his/ her caste, community or identity in the society.
iii. The atrocity should be of heinous type under the POA Act, 1989 like murder, rape, arson, etc.
b. EXTENT OF ASSISTANCE: The assistance shall be up to a maximum limit of Rs. 5.00 lakhs.
c. NORMS FOR RELEASE OF ASSISTANCE: The norms for release of the relief amount under the Scheme is as follows:
i. The assistance shall be released to the victim or his/ her family members or legal heir solely under the discretion of the chairperson of the Foundation. The financial assistance given will be directly transferred to the Aadhar linked bank account of the Victim or his/her legal heir.
ii. In the case of the crime of rape, submission of 'medical certificate' issued by an authorized medical officer of the concerned State Government is a pre-requisite for sanction of relief.
iii. In the case of atrocities resulting in disabilities, the same should be certified by the competent authority indicating the percentage of disability.
d. HOW TO APPLY
i. A proposal for financial assistance for the Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes victim of atrocities may be forwarded by the State / UT Government or District Magistrate or Collector in the Prescribed Format (Annexure - II) to the Director, Dr. Ambedkar Foundation, 25 K. G. Marg, Jeevan Prakash Building, 9th Floor, New Delhi - 110001, along with the copy of the FIR, Inquiry Report, Postmortem Report, Medical or Disability Certificate etc. (as the case may be).
ii. All such proposals will be processed in the Dr. Ambedkar Foundation. It shall be the discretion of the Chairperson of Dr. Ambedkar Foundation to sanction the financial assistance to the victim(s):
iii. Provided that the Chairperson of Dr. Ambedkar Foundation may relax the norms of the Scheme in deserving cases.Revised Scheme (Year 2020)
e. SCALE OF RELIEF AMOUNTS:
(a). Earning member of a family - 5.00 lakhs
(b) Non-earning member of family - 2.00 lakhs
ii.Rape - 2.00 lakhs
iii.Arson leading to complete homelessness - 3.00 lakhs
iv.Disability (complete and permanent disability leading to loss of earning capacity)
(i)Earning member of a family - 3.00 lakhs
(ii)Non-earning member of a family - 1.50 lakhs