Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has decided to set up a Central Victim Compensation Fund (CVCF) with the following key objectives:-
(i) To support and supplement the existing Victim Compensation Schemes notified by States/UT Administrations.
(ii) To reduce disparity in quantum of compensation amount notified by different States/ UTs for victims of similar crimes.
(iii) To encourage States/UTs to effectively implement the Victim Compensation Schemes (VCS) notified by them under the provisions of section 357A of CrP.C. and continue financial support to victims of various crimes especially sexual offences including rape, acid attacks, crime against children, human trafficking etc.