Ferozepur, August 10, 2012 : The schemes started under Legal Services Authority Act 1987 would be implemented in a proper manner, said Jaspal Verma, newly appointed Secretary, Legal Services Authority, Ferozepur.
Jaspal Verma said that according to rule 39-A of the Constitution of India, the state governments will ensure that the legal services are within the reach of poor and weaker sections of the society and no citizen is deprived of the opportunity to avail the legal services.
To give practical shape to the provisions of the Constitution, Legal Service Authority Act has been passed, under which the persons belonging to SC category, women, child, handicaps, labour, prisoners in jails and people having yearly income up to Rs.1 lakh, could get the free legal aid, Verma added.
Speaking about the Lok Adalats, Verma said, “Lok Adalat is organised on every last Saturday of the month. The next Lok Adalat will be held on August 27 at Ferozepur, Fazilka, Jalalabad and Zira and Mega Lok Adalat on 1 December”.
Giving information about the para-legal volunteers schemes, he said that 104 volunteers have so far been trained and in Ferozepur sub-division 9 Legal Aid Clinics (LACs) have been opened and shortly the LACs will be opened in rest of the sub-divisions. He further added that on future requirement, the ADR Centre in District Courts will also be established.