This post gives information about the schemes for children and resources for victims of violence that have been implemented by the Central and State governments in Jharkhand.
Schemes by State Governments for Girl Child
Ladli Lakshmi Yojana
Under this scheme, the State government offers a girl child from families below poverty line benefits of Rs. 1,80,600. An amount of Rs. 6,000 will be deposited annually into the girl’s account till she turns 5 years old. Further amounts will be added upon completion of higher education, marriage and so on, along with monthly allowances of Rs. 200 for girl students.
Resources for the victims of violence
Protection Officers under Domestic Violence Law –HERE
Survivors of acid attacks have the right to seek medical treatment, right to file a complaint and right to compensation.
What is a Shared Household ?
You live in a shared household with your harasser if you lived with the harasser, have a domestic relationship with the harasser and have/do not have a legal share in the house.
What is a Residence Order under Domestic Violence law?
If you are being thrown out of your shared household (house) by your harasser, the Court can issue a residence order in such a case.
Payment for filing writ petitions
In the Supreme Court, for writ petitions except for habeas corpus, the court fee is Rs. 500. For petitions filed for criminal cases, there is no fee. Whereas the court fee varies for different High Courts.
What is Forceful Sexual Behaviour?
There are many forms of forceful sexual behaviour that a person might encounter, including forcefully removing clothes and rape.
Eligibility for Legal Aid
If you want legal aid, you will need to go to a legal service authority. Once you approach the authority, they will check whether you are eligible for legal aid and the genuineness of your case.