Gadag

Legal Aid

The District Legal Services Authority, Gadag has been functioning from 1984 is very active in Gadag District. The Taluka Legal Services Committee, Ron, Laxmeshwar, Mundargi and Nargund are the head of District Legal Services Authority, Gadag.

The main objectives are:

a) Spreading of Legal Awareness amongst the public at large by conducting legal literacy camps, workshops and seminars.

b) Resolving the disputes by way of ADR methods..

c) The district Legal Services Authority as also Taluka Legal Services Committees at various taluka levels have been regularly arranging legal literacy camps and workshops at village level to bring awareness among the people. Special camps have been held for the sake of women and children and SC/ST members. Keeping in mind that the students are the future citizens of this country, thust has been given for organizing the legal literacy camps in the schools, colleges and NSS/NCC camps.The Judicial Officers and the Advocates visiting the schools and villages and address the students and the villagers about their duties towards the nation and the need to follow the law for creation of civilized society. The Legal literacy clubs have been established at the schools and college level and the BPL survey at Dambal village. The para legal volunteers have also been trained at District and Taluka levels. The District Legal Services Authority and Taluka legal services committees have been taking up meaningful activities with the help of para legal volunteers. The para legal volunteers have been instructed and trained to work at the village level and help those who are in need of legal aid.

d) The Legal Aid is supervising the sub-jails in district and providing legal assistance and conducing awareness camps to the accused and also inaugurated sophesticed Library at Sub Jail Gadag. The Legal Aid is also conducting Adyathma by Prajapita Brahma Kumari Ishwariya Vidyalaya once in aweek and Yoga and other cultural activities daily to the accused persons. The Legal Aid is also providing Medical aid to the prisoners regularly. The Legal is also planted the bio medical trees in the premises sub jail, Gadag with the assistance and co-ordination by the AYUSH Department, Gadag.

e) The Mediation Centre,Gadag has been inaugurated on 10/3/2011 by Sri. Subhash B. Adi, Hon’ble Judge, High Court of Karnataka, Bangalore and Administrative Judge for Gadag District and Chief Guest by Sri. K.L.Manjunath, Honble Judge, High Court of Karnataka, Bangalore and President BMC, Bangalore and also it is functioning in all the Taluka places.

f) Bruhat Lok Adalat was held from 2.8.2010 to 31.3.2011 in this Lok Adalat 469 cases and 120 Pre-Litigation cases have been disposed off. The District Legal services Authority and Taluka Legal Services Committees at various Taluka of Gadag District are very active.