Financial Assistance and Support Service to the Victims of Rape.

Government of India has framed a new Scheme for Financial Assistance and Support Service to the victims of Rape under which financial assistance to victim of rape and support service such as shelter, counseling, medical aid, legal assistance, education and vocational training depending upon the needs of the victims will be provided. A District Criminal Injuries Relief and Rehabilitation Board has been constituted in every district with the exclusive jurisdiction to deal with the applications for assistance received under the scheme in that district. State Criminal Injuries Relief and Rehabilitation Board will be established in the State which shall have the primary responsibility of coordination and monitoring the functions of the district boards. Under this scheme State Board shall, in consultation with the District Board have the power to provide for an additional assistance upto Rs. 1.00 lac, subject to maximum of Rs. 3.00 lacs. A sum of Rs. 200.00 lac is provided in the budget for the year 2013-14.