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Lost Documents in Floods? Approach Free Legal Service Centres in Districts

An assurance to this effect was given by Justice R Sudhakar, the chairman of the Madras High Court Legal Services Committee.

Published: 13th December 2015 02:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th December 2015 05:26 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI:  Families that lost important documents in the rains and the subsequent floods, can now approach the free legal service centres in their respective districts for getting fresh ones.

An assurance to this effect was given by Justice R Sudhakar, the chairman of the Madras High Court Legal Services Committee, on Saturday.

A major concern among flood-hit people is that they lost important documents like Ration, Aadhaar and Voter Identity cards, besides Driving Licence and property documents. These documents are essential for day-to-day living.  Instead of people running around various departments for fresh documents, Justice Sudhakar said that the  free legal cells in the districts will provide one-platform solution to all these problems.

Camps will be organised in the districts and all the government agencies will be asked to participate in them, so that the affected person’s grievance can be addressed forthwith.

The affected persons can contact the Legal Services  Authorities in their respective districts or the High Court Legal Services Committee in Chennai. In these camps, to be conducted in due course, their grievance will be recorded and addressed, he added.

For any further information, contact toll free No 1800 4252 441 during office hours.

Meanwhile, about 300 bags of relief materials were handed over by Justice Sudhakar to IAS officer Gagandeep Singh, who is in charge of flood relief operations in Cuddalore, on Saturday.

The materials were loaded onto a lorry, which left to Cuddalore. In all, the bags contained 40 articles, including rice (5 kgs), candles, and groceries, for 15 days.

The contributors included the TN government, legal services authorities attached to the State and HC.

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