in Criminal Law Tort Law
Asked November 19, 2017

Ex-gratia compensation by the wrongdoer

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Ex-gratia compensation for Indian Railway employee killed on duty in accident. If an employee 'A' is on-duty and performing his duties at his work place as usual and gets killed due to criminal negligence of some other subordinate employee 'X' ( a case also of safety breach from management side due to un-authorised machine operation by the 'X' caused the accidental death ). Will the dependents be entitled for Ex-gratia compensation ? 2 Yrs. has passed since death but the Ex-gratia amount is NOT paid, though WCA was paid by railway.

Answers 2

Not Compulsary, but paying by Rly.

Can file Writ in High Court 

Agree Comment 0 Agrees almost 4 years ago

Normally under the provisions of Workmen Compensation Act the employer that is railway department is libale to pay either Ex- Gratia and/or compensation. For more details please send Xerox copies of FIR etc..

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