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Motor Vehicles Act, 1988


163. Scheme for payment of compensation in case of hit and run motoraccidents.

  1. The  Central Government  may, by notification in the Official  Gazette, make  a scheme  specifying, the manner in which the scheme shall be administered by the General Insurance Corporation, the  form,   manner  and   the  time  within  which  applications  for compensation may  be made,  the officers  or authorities  to whom such applications may  be made,  the  procedure  to  be  followed  by  such officers or  authorities for  considering and  passing orders  on such applications, and  all other matters connected with, or incidental to, the administration of the scheme and the payment of compensation.

  2. A scheme made under sub-section (1) may provide that--

  1. a  contravention  of  any  provision  thereof  shall  be punishable with  imprisonment for  such term  as may be specified but in  no case  exceeding three  months, or  with fine which may extend to  such amount  as  may  be  specified  but  in  no  case exceeding five hundred rupees or with both;

  2. the  powers, functions or duties conferred or imposed on any officer or authority by such scheme may be delegated with the prior approval  in writing  of the  Central Government,  by  such officer or authority to any other officer or authority;

  3. any   provision  of   such  scheme   may  operate  with retrospective effect  from a  date not  earlier than  the date of establishment of  the Solatium Fund under the Motor Vehicles Act,1939,  (4   of  1939.)   as it   stood  immediately  before  the commencement of this Act:

Provided that no such retrospective effect shall be given so as to prejudicially affect the interests of any person who may be governed by such provision.



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