Law ministry launches 3 legal aid services for poor

Posted on:22 Apr 2017 09:15:04
Law ministry launches 3 legal aid services for poor
22 April 2017 Current Affairs:

  • Emphasising “digital inclusion for Digital India”, Union Minister of Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad has inaugurated three welfare initiatives that would facilitate access to justice for the poor.

  • The 3 schemes are: ‘Pro-bono (in public interest) legal services’, ‘Tele-law service’ and ‘Nyaya Mitra

  • Pro-bono legal services’ where lawyers can register themselves to volunteer pro-bono services for litigants who are unable to afford it. ‘Tele-law service’ seeks to connect litigants with lawyers through video conferencing facilities.  Nyaya Mitra, a retired judicial officer, or an executive officer with judicial experience, will be put in charge of assisting those suffering due to judicial delays.


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