be punished with imprisonment for [a term which may extend to two year], or with fine which may extend to twice the amount of the cheque, or with both........ this is the act.
In general from accused there is no recovery, moreover the act is punitive in nature and not per say recovery case for complainant. Although court orders compensation, but actually it is fine. And court generally orders additional jail term of so and so duration if fine is not paid.
In true sense the court can order entire fine amount to be deposited with the court, which will be legal but not done keeping in view the private nature of complaint and a general observation that complaint is filed more to get the money, rather than seeing the accused behind the bar.