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Supreme Court: Motor accident claim tribunal must give compensation on account of future prospect to housewife on her notional income

 When it comes to the second category of cases, relating to notional income for nonearning victims, it is my opinion that the above principle applies with equal vigor, particularly with respect to homemakers. Once notional income is determined, the effects of inflation would equally apply. Further, no one would ever say that the improvements in skills that come with experience do not take place in the domain of work within the household. It is worth noting that, although not extensively discussed, this Court has been granting future prospects even in cases pertaining to notional income, as has been highlighted by my learned brother, Surya Kant, J., in his opinion [Hem Raj v. Oriental Insurance Company Limited, (2018) 15 SCC 654; Sunita Tokas v. New India Insurance Co. Ltd., (2019) 20 SCC 688]. {Para 25}




CIVIL APPEAL NOS.1920 of 2021

Kirti & Anr. Etc. Vs Oriental Insurance Company Ltd.

Author: Surya Kant, J:

Dated: January 05, 2021.

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