Legal Assistance Establishment opened at capital

Legal Assistance Establishment opened at capital

ITANAGAR, Jan 7: As part of its endeavour to provide access to justice to all sections of the society, the Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority (APSLSA) has opened a Legal Assistance Establishment office at its Niti Vihar office premises here on Saturday.

The new facility was formally inaugurated by Justice Ajit Borthakur, Judge, Gauhati High Court. Besides catering to the needs of legal assistance, the establishment will make available records of various schemes of NALSA (National Legal Services Authority) at both Central and State levels and provide facilities such as a toll free helpline number 18003453153.

Later, Justice Borthakur launched the official website of the State Legal Services Authority – in presence of legal luminaries and others. One of the key features of the website is the facility of e-Application through which one may seek legal advice on any legal issue. The website also contains various brochures on legal rights published by APSLSA.

Speaking on the occasion, Justice Borthakur suggested the APSLSA to consider opening Legal Aid Clinics in villages where the people are not aware of their legal rights. He further advised APSLSA members to conduct periodic meetings with GBs and HGBs to make them aware of their rights and duties as well as modern law. He also advocated translating court judgments in order to help the villagers understand court orders and judgments.

In his keynote address, APSLSA Member Secretary Budi Habung briefed the working of the Legal Services Authority in the State and its role in providing access to justice to various sections of the society.

Registrar of Gauhati High Court’s Itanagar Permanent Bench Nani Grayu, Dy Secy Law & Judicial cum OSD, APSLSA Dani Belo, CJM (Yupia) Tadu Tamang, APSCW Member Secretary Higio Yame, APWWS vice president Tojum Potom, Bar Association members and Legal Aid counsels were also present on the occasion.

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