National Legal Services Day National Legal Services Day is celebrated on 9 November with the aim of spreading awareness to ensure the fai...

National Legal Services Day

National Legal Services Day

National Legal Services Day is celebrated on 9 November with the aim of spreading awareness to ensure the fair, fair and just process for all citizens.


National Legal Services Day (NLSD) was first introduced in 1995 by the Supreme Court of India to provide assistance and support to the poor and weaker sections of society.
National Legal Services Authority

National Legal Services Authority-NALSA constituted under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 to provide free legal services to weaker sections of the society and to organize Lok Adalats for amicable settlement of disputes. Has been aimed at.
The Chief Justice of India is its Chief Guardian and the second senior judge of the Supreme Court of India is the acting chairman of the authority.

Article 39A of the constitution provides for providing free legal aid to the poor and weaker sections of society to promote justice on the basis of equality of opportunity. Article 14 and Article 22 obligate the state to ensure equality before the law.
Works of nalasa

NALSA issues guidelines on the State Legal Services Authority to implement legal aid programs and schemes across the country.
Mainly the State Legal Aid Authority, District Legal Aid Authority, Taluk Legal Aid Committees, etc. have been entrusted with the responsibility of carrying out the following tasks on a regular basis-
Providing free legal aid to qualified people. To conduct Lok Adalats to settle disputes amicably.
Free legal services

To pay court fees and all other charges in any legal proceeding.
Providing counsel in legal proceedings.
Obtaining certified copies of orders etc. in legal proceedings.
Preparation of paper books including translation and printing of appeals and documents in legal proceedings.

Eligible for free legal aid
Women and children.

Members of Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe.
Industrial Worker.
Victims of major disasters like violence, flood, drought, earthquake, and industrial disasters etc.
handicapped people.
People detained.
Individuals whose annual income does not exceed Rs. 1,00,000.
Victims of forced labor or illegal human trade.
Legal Services Institutes Providing Free Legal Services
At National Level - National Legal Services Authority
At the state level - State Legal Services Authority. It is presided over by the Chief Justice of the High Court of the state who is also its Chief Patron. A serving or retired judge of the High Court is nominated as its acting president.

At the district level - State Legal Services Authority. The district judge is the executive chairman.

At taluka level - Taluk Legal Services Authority. It is headed by a Senior Civil Judge.
High Court- High Court Legal Services Authority.
Supreme Court - Supreme Court Legal Services Authority.

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