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New Delhi : Joining the countrywide celebrations of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Department of Justice, GoI, kicked-off the week- long “Tele-Law on Wheels” campaign from November 8 to 14, 2021. As part of this campaign, a series of activities are being undertaken to empower people through pre-litigation advice for rightfully claiming their entitlements and for timely redressal of their difficulties.
Dedicating this one week for ensuring Justice for All by digital legal empowerment of the needy and disadvantaged would be another one in the series of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav events which was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to realise the dreams of progressive and New India and to celebrate the glorious history of our people, culture, and achievements.
A special Login week is being organised throughout the country for encouraging those in need to seek legal advice and consultation through tele-and video conferencing facilities by urging them to visit their nearest Common Service Centers (CSCs) offering Tele-Law services. These CSCs have been branded as Kanooni Salah Sahahyak Kendra (कानूनी सलाह सहायक केंद्र”) for this purpose. The Tele-Law on Wheels Campaign is being conducted with aid of CSC e Governance which has a network of 4 lakth + digitally enabled CSCs across the country.
Special Mobile vans displaying the message of the campaign has also been rolled out with the first one being flagged off by Secretary, Department of Justice, from the premises of Department of Justice. These vans would travel a distance of 30-40 km daily, distribute Information Leaflets on Tele-Law, show films, and broadcast Radio jingle about the Tele-Law Services etc. Simultaneously, SMS in Hindi and English would be pushed sensitising villagers to register their cases or matters under Tele-Law for legal advice, consultation, and information.
The key highlight of the week-long campaign would be the launch of the Citizens’ Tele-Law Mobile App’ by Union Law and Justice Minister and Minister of State for Law and Justice on November 13, 2021. This App would connect the beneficiaries directly with Panel Lawyers offering legal advice and consultation, according to a PIB release.
Post this launch, this Mobile App (in Android version) would be available on Google Playstore for download. The event would also witness the felicitation of 126 Frontline Functionaries including Para Legal Volunteers, Village Level Entrepreneurs, Panel Lawyers, and State Coordinators chosen from six different zones viz (North, South, East, West, North- east and Central zones).