Legal Aid Clinics in Villages

Government says that the National Legal Services Authority has proposed to establish legal aid clinics in all villages or cluster of villages depending upon their geographical area. These legal aid clinics are identical to the functioning of the primary health centres. National Legal Services Authority has framed the National Legal Services Authority (Legal Aid Clinics) Schemes, 2010 and has included its implementation in the National Plan of Action 2011-2012 .These legal aid clinics will be set up during the year 2011-12, by the State/District Legal Services Authorities under the guidance and support of the National Legal Services Authority.

This scheme will help reduce litigation in courts by resolving local disputes at the earliest possible stage.Legal aid clinics will work like a single-window facility for helping people to solve their problems where the operation of the law comes into the picture.It will also help villagers access welfare schemes like MNREGA meant for the poorest of the poor

NALSA also plans to involve law students from colleges and universities around the country to adopt villages in remote areas and organise legal aid camps.

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