1) Legal Aid Councel Scheme
The Authority has implemented legal aid counsel scheme in Courts of Magistrates, Children Welfare Board etc. Remand Advocates have been appointed to take up and defend the cases of arrested persons. Now, every unrepresented person in custody stands assured of legal representation at different stages of trial. The Authority has also a panel of advocates.
2) Raising Of Income Ceiling
The income-ceiling limit U/s 12(h) of the Legal Services Authority Act, 1987 has been enhanced to Rs. 1,00,000/- per annum to extend the benefits of the Act to more people.
3) Emphasis On Competent And Quality Legal Services To The Aided Persons
The quality of legal services is the need of the hour for providing competent legal aid to the applicant. Bemetara Legal Services Authority takes regular feedback of the Advocates on its panel and strikes of the names of the Advocates who fail to provide efficient services to the applicants/aided persons. The Authority is always on a look out bring young, hard working and honest Advocates on its panel.
4) Accreditation Of Non-Governmental Organizations
The authority is working collectively with Govt. Departments and agencies have also teamed up with Non-Governmental Organizations working directly or indirectly in the field of Legal Services. Most of the NGOs are registered.
5) Observance Of Legal Services Day
On 9th November, which is observed as LEGAL SERVICES DAY in all the states Authorities, The Authority issued Press Release in leading National newspaper both in Hindi & English spelling out the salient features of the Legal Services Authority Act; schemes made there under by the Authority and the services being provide by it. The Authority organizes many functions and legal literacy camps at various places in Bemetara.
The Helpline is functional on all the working days from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. in District Legal Service Authority Bemetara. It saves time, money and energy of the poor people and prevents them from being financial exploited The Legal Aid Helpline has evoked tremendous response. Information, legal advice and mode of seeking legal aid is available at our Helpline no. 07824-222152