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District Legal Services Authority, Pakur

Front view of Nayay Sadan

 

                             India is a developing country and majority people are living under poverty line deprived from social justice. Due to over burden of cases in civil courts, fast and easy justice have become difficult.

                             According to Article 39 of the Constitution the state shall secure that the operation of the legal system promotes justice on the basis of equal opportunity, and shall, in particular,provide free legal aid, by suitable legislation or schemes or in any other way, to ensure that opportunities for securing justice are not denied to any citizen by reason of economic or other disabilities.

With the object of providing free legal aid, The legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 was enacted to constitute legal services authorities for providing and competent legal services to the weaker sections.

                             In Pakur, District Legal Services Authorities was started in the year, 2005 and is running successfully in the building termed as “Naya Sadan” (Old Court premise), under the aegis of Principal District & Sessions Judge, Pakur comprising a secretary 2 civil court staffs 1 peon and 44 PLV's (Para Legal Volunteer's).

                             District Legal Services Authorities motto is Access to Justice for All” and “Creating Awareness” by virtue of infusing legal empowerment from ignorance among poor and needy.

 

Functions under District Legal Services Authority:  

  1. Conduct Lok Adalats within District.

  2. Organize Legal Literacy Workshop

  3. Holding Seminars and Meetings.

  4. Legal Aid Activities

  5. Legal Aid Clinic

  6. Law Library

  7. Conciliation / Mediation Center.

     

    Services under Legal Services Authority:

    1. Availability of Advocate by Government and its expenditure.

    2. Expenditure of Court Fees.

    3. Expenditure covered for Documentation.

    4. Expenditure for Witnesses commutation.

    5. Other Expenditures incurred in the case.

Entitlement under Legal Services Authority:

  1. Members of Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe.

  2. Victims of trafficking in human beings or beggar as referred to in article 23 of the Constitution.

  3. Financially weak women or children.

  4. A person with Disabilities.

  5. A person under circumstances of undeserved want such as being a victim of a mass disaster, ethnic violence, caste atrocity, flood,drought,earthquake or industrial disaster.

  6. An Industrial workman.

  7. In custody, including custody in a protective home or in a juvenile home or in psychiatric hospital.

  8. In receipt of annual income less than Rupees 1,00,000/- .                                

    Mediation Centre, Pakur

                                    October 09 th 2010, was really an auspicious day in Pakur Judgeship as Mediation Center was inaugurated by Hon'ble Mr. Justice Altamas Kabir, Judge, Supreme Court India - cum- Executive Chairman National Legal Service Authority in benign presence of Hon'ble Mr. Justice Bhagwati Prasad The Chief Justice Jharkhand High Court – Cum- Patron -In -Chief Jhalsa. Hon'ble Mr.Justice S.J. Mukhopadhaya the then Chief Justice Gujarat High Court. Hon'ble Mr Justice M.Y.Eqbal The then Chief Justice of Madras High Court. Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sushil Harkanti the then Judge Jharkhand High Court - cum- executive Chairman, Jhalsa, Hon'ble Mr Justice Amareshwar Sahay Judge, Jharkhand High Court -cum- Chairman High Court Legal Service Committee.

 

Justice on Wheels     

 

                                   In the year 2009, Justice on Wheels was started, which is a tool to create awareness among the remote areas of the District. It is a facilitator to the villagers and has provided good results.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N a y a y P a t h

 

                                    

 

 

 

                     In April, 2014 Nayay Path was installed in DLSA, Pakur. It is one of the mechanism to promote Legal awareness among common citizens. It is a touch screen program which provides various informations regarding Law in easy languages (Hindi & Santhali).

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