Chandigarh ranked 2nd for providing legal assistance: The Tribune India

Chandigarh, September 25

Chandigarh ranks second among states and UTs in India for the average number of people receiving legal aid per lakh of population at a legal aid clinic.

Samta Nyay Kendra

As directed by Judge Jaswant Singh, a first legal aid clinic for transgender people – Samta Nyay Kendra – has been launched to provide counseling and help third gender mend their grievances. The center was set up at New Indira Colony, Mani Majra.

The city ranks fourth in providing maximum legal assistance to clients at district offices and the State Legal Services Authority. It is fifth in terms of the average cost of supporting a person at the front office – a one-stop-shop with a legal aid hotline number, keeping a daily list of legal aid cases and a computer with Internet connection, the legal services of the UT Authority declared in a press release.

A new and efficient system has been devised to reduce the time taken to file an appeal by inmates at Burail Jail after Judge Jaswant Singh of the High Court of Punjab and Haryana had a detailed discussion with the Secretary member of the State Legal Services Authority (SLSA), Mahavir Singh and CJM-cum -DLSA Secretary Ashok Kumar Mann.

Justice Jaswant Singh is the Executive Chairman of the SLSA.

The appeal period before the Sessions Court has been reduced from 20-30 to 10-15 days; before the High Court from 60-90 to 20-25 days; and the Supreme Court from 100-120 to 40-50 days.

A campaign has also been launched in Burail prison to improve the provision of legal services to female prisoners and children who accompany them in prisons. A ‘Nyay Seva Kendra’ was also inaugurated by Justice Singh.

The first center of its kind in the country, the Nyay Seva Kendra is run by different departments on different days to provide services to female prisoners and their children.

SLSA and DLSA were also instructed to coordinate with UT’s health department to provide credible information on Covid-19, following which a free “psychomedical tele-counselling service” was launched. for the public. —TNS

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