NCW organized an interactive meeting with State Commissions for Women to deliberate uponidentified issues including a Supreme Court judgment Writ Petition (Criminal) No. 24 of 2014 relating to the gang-rape of a 20 year old woman in West Bengal on the orders of community Panchayatas punishment for having relationship with a man from a different community has observed that the Code of Criminal Procedure has been specifically amended by recent amendment dated 03.02.2013 in order to advance the safeguards for women.The Issue of Section 357 A Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 regarding Victim Compensation Scheme was taken up in the meeting.
The victim compensation scheme under Section 357 A Cr.P.C. 1973 have been notified by the states of Rajasthan, West Bengal, Goa, Assam, Haryana, Delhi and Gujarat. Some State Commissions have stated that there are such schemes in their States which are in the process of being notified under Sec 357 A Cr. PC. The details are given at Annexure-II. The recommendations were sent to Ministry of Women & Child Development as well as to the State Governments.