On August 02, 2021, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued the Draft Scheme for Compensation to victims of Hit & Run Accidents, 2021.

Key highlights:

  • Mandating mobile number in the Certificate of Insurance. Further, the procedure for detailed investigation of road accidents, the Detailed Accident Report (DAR)and its reporting, along with timelines for different stakeholders, for quick settlements of claims by MACT, have been mandated.
  • Creation, operation and sources of fund etc. of the Motor Vehicles Accident Fund which shall be used for providing compensation in case of Hit &Run Accident, treatment for accident victims and any other purpose, as may be specified by the Central Government.
  • Provide Scheme for Compensation of Hit & Run Accident Victims  to cater to enhanced compensation (from Rs 12,500 to Rs 50,000 for grievous hurt and from Rs 25,000 to Rs 2,00,000 for death ). This scheme will supersede the earlier  Solatium Scheme, 1989.

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