First All India District Legal Services Authorities Meet

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All India District Legal Services Authorities Meet

  • All India District Legal Services Authorities Meet 2022 is the first ever national level meet of District Legal Services Authorities (DLSAs).
  • The District Legal Services Authorities deliberates on creation of an integrated procedure in order to bring homogeneity and synchronisation across DLSAs.
  • First All India District Legal Services Authorities Meet was organized by National Legal Services Authority (NALSA).

About NALSA:

  • NALSA was established on November 9, 1995, in accordance with the authority of Legal Services Authorities Act 1987. 
  • It was established with the objective of providing free legal services to eligible candidates as well as to organize Lok Adalats to resolve cases timely. 
  • The Chief Justice of India acts as the patron-in-chief of NALSA. On the other hand, the second senior-most Judge of the Supreme Court of India acts as the Executive-Chairman. 
  • Similar mechanism is followed at the state level, headed by Chief Justice of High Courts and district level, headed by Chief Judges of District courts. 
  • Its main objective is to reduce the burden of the judiciary through speedy disposal of cases.

To know:

  • In India, there are 676 District Legal Services Authorities (DLSAs). The District Judge acts as the Chairman of DLSAs. 
  • NALSA implements several legal aid and awareness programmes, through the DLSAs and State Legal Services Authorities (SLSAs). 
  • DLSAs also help in lowering the burden on courts by regulating Lok Adalats conducted by NALSA.

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