Legal Services Volunteers Scheme
The Legal Literacy and Legal Awareness programmes are
generally carried out through the enlisted NGOs. Before
taking up the programme in a particular Gram Panchayat /
ADC village / Nagar Panchayat, 5 (five) persons (of whom
two are women) with minimum class VIII passed
qualification, selected by the concerned Gram Pradhan /
Chairman are trained along with the official of the
concerned NGO as per specific guidelines. The trained
persons are declared as Legal Services Volunteers. The
Legal Services Volunteers are entrusted with the
following duties and responsibilities.
a) To organize legal awareness camp in every village
under Gram Panchayat/ADC village.
b) To encourage settlement of disputes by negotiation
c) To enlighten the villagers on their legal and
constitutional rights and duties with specific emphasis
on the availability of free legal aid.
d) To enlighten the villagers on the contents of
leaflets prepared in local languages.
e) To record pre-litigative disputes as well as disputes
in Courts in prescribed form and to submit to the
Authority / Committee concerned for counselling and
conciliation or settlement through Lok Adalat or to
provide Legal Aid.
Total number of persons trained as Legal Services
Volunteers are as follows:
No. of Volunteers trained