Ministry of Law and Justice launches Pan-India Special Campaign for Justice Delivery at doorstep

What is the News?

The Ministry of Law and Justice in association with the National Legal Service Authority (NALSA) has launched the “Ek Pahal” Campaign.

What is Ek Pahal Campaign?

Ek Pahal Campaign aims to mainstream legal aid and to actualize the aspiration of access to justice for every citizen.

Under the campaign, people will be encouraged to register under the Tele-Law Initiative.

What is the Tele Law Initiative?

Tele-law Initiative was launched in 2017 by the Ministry of Law and Justice. It is a service that uses video conferencing facilities and telephone services to connect lawyers to litigants who need legal advice. 

This service aims to reach out to the needy, especially the marginalized and disadvantaged. The service is provided through Common Service Centers or CSCs located at the gram panchayat level.

The service is free for those who are eligible for free legal Aid as mentioned under Section 12 of the Legal Services Authority Act, 1987. For all others, a nominal fee of INR 30 Rs is charged. 

Source: This post is based on the articleMinistry of Law and Justice launches Pan-India Special Campaign for Justice Delivery at doorsteppublished in PIB on 17th Sep 2021.

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