Scheme to Set up Legal Portals to Help Villagers in Bihar Launched

Supreme Court Judge Dipak Mishra (third from right), along with NDA leaders, inaugurating Tele Law scheme in Patna on Saturday.

Typography
  • Smaller Small Medium Big Bigger
  • Default Helvetica Segoe Georgia Times

Patna: Supreme Court Judge and National Legal Services Authority Executive Chairperson Justice Dipak Mishra, at a function in Patna on Sunday, inaugurated the 'Tele Law' scheme, a Central Government endeavor to provide legal aid services through Common Services Centers (CSCs) portal at the panchayat level.

The main idea behind this Tele Law scheme is to make legal services available to the poor and deprived community through CSCs," he said in the presence of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Union Law Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravi Shankar Prasad, and other NDA leaders at the Sri Krishna Memorial Hall.

Earlier, the scheme was launched in Assam, Jammu & Kashmir, and Uttar Pradesh.

This portal will allow people to seek and obtain legal advice from legal aid lawyers via video-conferencing at the CSCs set up in villages, Justice Mishra said.

Speaking on the occasion, Justice Mishra also announced a 100% increase in the remuneration of para-legal volunteers (PLVs).

"They (PLVs) were earlier getting Rs. 250 per day to provide legal assistance to the people in villages but now they would be paid Rs. 500 a day for performing the same service. Also, their number would be increased from 1800 to 4,000 in the next two weeks," he said.

Others present on the occasion included Patna High Court Chief Justice Rajendra Menon, Justice A K Tripathi, and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi.

BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS

More News...

Modi Asks Tejaswi to Have Patience

Dec 10, 2017
Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi (file photo).
Patna: A day after Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejaswi Yadav bragged about being above the law saying neither the CBI nor the Office of…

Ousted JD-U MP Says Lalu is his Leader

Dec 10, 2017
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav with former JD-U MP Ali Anwar at Patna Book Fair on Saturday.
Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) President Lalu Prasad Yadav on Saturday launched a book of former Janata Dal – U MP Ali Anwar at the Patna Book…

Congress Leaders Celebrate Sonia Gandhi's Birthday

Dec 10, 2017
Congress celebrates Sonia Gandhi's birthday on Saturday.
Patna: Congress leaders in Patna on Saturday celebrated the 71st birthday of Congress Chairperson Sonia Gandhi by cutting a cake for her and feeding…

ED Attaches Lalu's Properties Worth Rs. 45 Crore; Tejaswi Defiant

Dec 08, 2017
The Lalu family in ED/CBI dragnet.
Patna: A week after grilling former Chief Minister of Bihar and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Rabri Devi, the Enforcement Directorate on Friday…

Kushwaha Predicts Huge Victory of BJP in Gujarat

Dec 08, 2017
RLSP leader Upendra Kushwaha in Patna on Friday.
Patna: Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) President and Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha, at a press conference in Patna on Friday, justified…

Notorious Criminal Arrested in Patna

Dec 08, 2017
Notorious criminal Pankaj Sharma arrested in Patna on Friday.
Patna: Police in Patna on Friday nabbed Pankaj Sharma, one of the top-10 most wanted criminals in the state capital, from under Rajiv Nagar police…

View Your Patna

/30

Your Favorite Recipes on PD

Recipes

Latest Comments

Recent Articles in Readers Write, Lifestyle, Feature, and Blog Sections