Victims of Indo-Pak firing to get Rs 5-lakh compensation

The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the enhancement of the grant of compensation to the civilian victims under the Central Scheme for Assistance to Civilian Victims of Terrorist/Communal/Left-Wing Extremist (LWE), Cross Border Firing and Mine/IED blasts on Indian Territory from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh.

For the first time, civilian victims of cross border firing along the Indo-Pak border will be given a compensation of Rs 5 lakh similar to those who die due to terrorism or LWE violence.

The amount Rs 5 lakh will also be given to those who receive 50 per cent or more disability or incapacitation due to the same reasons.

The compensation amount will be given subject to the condition that no employment has been provided to any of the family members of the victims by state or Central government.