Legal Services Authority
History of District Legal Services Authority
The Legal Services Authorities Act 1987 has aimed to constitute legal Services Authorities to provide free and competent legal service to the weaker sections of the society to ensure that opportunities for securing justice are not denied to any citizen by reason of economic or the disabilities and to organize Lok Adalat to secure that the operation of the legal system promotes justice on a basis of equal opportunity.
Thus “The National Legal Services Authority” (NALSA) has been constituted under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 to provide free Legal Services to the weaker sections of the society and to organize Lok Adalats for amicable settlement of disputes.
Hon’ble the Chief Justice of India is the Patron-in-chief. NALSA is housed at 12/11, Jam Nagar House, New Delhi-110011.
In every State, State Legal Services Authority has been constituted to give effect to the policies and directions of the NALSA and to give free legal services to the people and conduct Lok Adalats in the State. The State Legal Services Authority is headed by Hon’ble the Chief Justice of the respective High Court who is the Patron-in-Chief of the State Legal Services Authority and a serving or retired judge of the High Court to be nominated by the Governor, in consultation with the Chief Justice of the High Court, who shall be the Executive Chairman.
In every District, District Legal Services Authority has been constituted to implement Legal Services Programmers in the District. The District Judge of the District is its ex-officio Chairman.
The District Legal Services Authority Dibrugarh is situated in the District Courts Complex and chaired by the District Judge of the district. In the District legal Services Authority of Dibrugarh one Judicial Officer has been newly appointed as the Secretary in the newly created post by the Gauhati High Court for the smooth functioning of the District Legal Services Authority. Accordingly the new Secretary has assumed charge of the office on 12-8-14 and functioning.
District Legal Services Authority,
O/O District & Sessions Judge,
Old Court Building,
In front of Central Jail,
Near Phool Bagan,
Contact No: 0373-2323214
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