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Key Points of Tele-Law by Ministry of Law & Justice

Published on Saturday, June 17, 2017

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Key Points

  • Launched On : 20th April – 2017 
  • Launched By : Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad – Minister of Electronics, IT, Law & Justice. 
  • Objective : To make legal services available to all people of our country especially to the rural and marginalized people. 
  • The “TELE-LAW” scheme will be jointly executed by the National Legal Services Authority (Ministry of Law and Justice) and the CSC-e-Governance Services Limited (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology) 
  • Common Service Centres (CSCs) were set up by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, as a part of Digital India programme. They are run by Village Level Entrepreneurs in every panchayat to provide electronic services to the rural public. 
  • A portal called ‘Tele-Law’ will be launched, across the Common Service Centre (CSC) network, by which people can get legal advice from lawyers through video conferencing. 
  • The Expert Panel of Lawyers will be provided by the National Legal Services Authority who will guide the public through video conferencing, from the State capitals. 
  • Every Common Service Centre will have a Para Legal Volunteer (PLV) for ten days in a month, who will help the rural people in understanding the legal issues. 
  • The Volunteer maintains a record of all legal cases and submits them in a weekly basis to the District Legal Services Authority. 
  • In order to boost the participation of women, One thousand women PLVs will be trained to assist the public. 
  • Voluntary service providers, NGOs working on legal empowerment and other legal authorities can also be contacted through CSCs. 
  • The scheme is to be initially implemented in 500 Common Service Centres (CSC) each in Uttar Pradesh & Bihar as a model (total of 1000 CSCs), prior to its full-fledged implementation all over India. 
  • This scheme comes as a continuation to the Access to Justice Project for Marginalized Persons which is being implemented by Department of Justice and United Nation Development Programme (UNDP).

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