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Fairs may create awareness on legal service for poor

The TNSLA provides legal service to weaker sections of the society and conducts lok adalats to ensure operation of the legal system to promote justice.

Published: 31st July 2018 04:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st July 2018 04:00 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

CHENNAI : In a bid to spread awareness among public about the functions of legal serves authorities in the state, the Tamil Nadu State Legal Services Authority has sought space to erect a stall whenever a trade fair is organised at the state, district or taluk-level.The move comes after the National Legal Services Authority, under whose aegis the Tamil Nadu State Legal Services Authority is functioning, has directed to create awareness among the people to know about the functions of the NALSA, State Legal Services Authority (SLSA), District Legal Services Authority (DLSAs), High Court Legal Services Committee (HCLSC) and Taluk Legal Services Committee (TLSC) by way of conducting exhibition in the fair conducted by the state. Sources indicated that Home Secretary had urged various departments to take necessary steps to allot space.

The TNSLA provides legal service to weaker sections of the society and conducts lok adalats to ensure operation of the legal system to promote justice on basis of equality, and undertakes preventive and strategic legal-aid programmes, among others.This would not only spread awareness but help marginalised communities, especially rural and tribal population, senior citizens, persons with low income, persons with disabilities, victims of drug abuse and human trafficking, and prison inmates avail legal aid. The move also comes after the Legal Services Camp Module for the entire country was announced by Justice Ranjan Gogoi, who is also the executive chairman of NALSA.

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