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Delhi State Legal Services Authority
Central Office, Pre-Fab Building, Patiala House Court,
New Delhi-110001.
Legal Aid

LEGAL AID ACTIVITIES OF THE AUTHORITY

       1. Legal Aid Counsel Scheme

2. Jail Visitor Advocates

3. Raising of Income Ceiling to avail Legal Aid Facilities

4. Competent & Quality Legal Services to the Aided Persons

5. Accreditation of Non-Governmental Organisations

6. Observance of Legal Services Day

7. Helpline

8. Honorarium Payable to Advocates on the Panel of Delhi State Legal Services Authority

9. Advocates on Panel of Central Office, DSLSA

10. Advocates on Panel of Jail Visits

11. District Wise Panel Advocates

12. Advocates on Panel of Juvenile Justice Boards

13. Advocates on Panel of Child Welfare Committees

14. Advocates on Panel of All India Legal Aid Cell on Child Rights

15. Counsellors on the Panel of Delhi State Legal Services Authority

 

A LEGAL AID COUNSEL SCHEME:

1) LEGAL AID COUNSEL SCHEME:

The Authority has implemented legal aid counsel scheme in Courts of Metropolitan Magistrates, Special Executive Magistrates, Children Welfare Board etc. Remand Advocates have been appointed to take up and defend the cases of arrested persons. Now, every unrepresented person in custody stands assured of legal representation at different stages of trial. The Authority has also a panel of advocates.

2) APPOINTMENT OF JAIL VISITING ADVOCATES:

The Authority has also appointed Jail Visiting Advocates to visit different Jails regularly on fixed days of the week to help the poor and unrepresented inmates in terms of provisions of Section 12(g) of the Legal Services Authority Act, 1987. Any jail inmate can seek aid and advice; file any bail/parole application; appeal(s) etc. through these Advocates.

3) RAISING OF INCOME CEILING

The income-ceiling limit U/s 12(h) of the Legal Services Authority Act, 1987 has been enhanced to Rs. 50,000/- per annum to extend the benefits of the Act to more people.

4) EMPHASIS ON COMPETENT AND QUALITY LEGAL SERVICES TO THE AIDED PERSONS

The quality of legal services is the need of the hour for providing competent legal aid to the applicant. Delhi Legal Services Authority takes regular feed back of the Advocates on its panel and strikes of the names of the Advocates who fail to provide efficient services to the applicants/aided persons. The Authority is always on a look out to bring young, hard working and honest Advocates on its panel.

5) ACCREDITATION OF NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS

The Authority is working collectively with Govt. Departments and agencies has also teamed up with Non-Governmental Organizations working directly or indirectly in the field of Legal Services. Most of the NGOs are registered.

6) OBSERVANCE OF LEGAL SERVICES DAY:

On 9TH November which is observed as LEGAL SERVICES DAY in all the state Authorities, The Authority issued Press Release in leading National newspaper both in Hindi and English spelling out the salient features of the Legal Services Authorities Act; schemes made there under by the Authority and the services being provided by it. The Authority organizes many functions and legal literacy camps at various places in Delhi where various Non-governmental organizations and prominent citizens of Delhi participate.

7) HELPLINE:

The Helpline is functional on all the working days from 10.00 A.M to 5.00 P.M in Central Office, Patiala House Courts. It saves time, money and energy of the poor people and prevents them from being financially exploited. The Legal Aid Helpline has evoked tremendous response and 4693 number of people have got benefited. Information, legal advice and mode of seeking legal aid is available at our Helpline number 12525.