NALSA launched free legal service clinics across the country

National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) launched the 2648 village legal service clinics across the country. The Chief Justice of India, P.Sathasivam inaugurated the free legal clinics in New Delhi.

As per the regulation, NALSA will set up village legal services clinics in one village in each Taluk of the country. These village legal services clinics will dole out legal advices to people with the help of para-legal volunteers and empanelled lawyers, besides assisting them in getting BPL card, Election ID, Aadhaar Card, gas connection and other government welfare schemes.

Motto: No person in the country should starve from hunger of justice.

Benefit: These centres will help villagers overcome the problems they face due to ignorance of the law and illiteracy and function as single- window facilities to give all types of services to the common man.

About National Legal Services Authority (NALSA)

  • Constituted under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987.
  • Chaired by Mr. Justice P.Sathasivam, hon’ble Chief Justice of India.
  • National Legal Literacy day observed on November 9 every year.
  • Functions: To provide free legal services to the eligible persons and to organize Lok Adalats for amicable settlement of disputes.
  • Eligible Persons for getting free legal services: Women and Children; Members of SC/ ST; Industrial workmen; Victims of mass disaster; violence, flood, drought, earthquake, industrial disaster; Disabled persons; persons in custody; Persons whose annual income does not exceed Rs. 1,00,000/-; Victims of trafficking in human beings.
  • Free Legal Services can be availed from:  District Legal Services Authority situated in the District Courts Complex in every District of the country, High Court Legal Services Committee situated at High Court Complex in every High Court, State Legal Services Authority constituted in all the States of the country and Supreme Court Legal Services Committee.

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