FUNCTION

All the Authorities/Committees so constituted under the Act shall perform the following functions as specified against each of them.

State Legal Services Authority:

a) To give legal services to persons who satisfy the criteria laid down under the Act and Rules made thereunder;
b) To conduct Lok Adalats;
c) To undertake preventive and strategic legal aid programme; and
d) To perform such other functions as may be directed by the Central Authority i.e., National Legal Services Authority (NALSA).

District Legal Services Authorities:

a) Perform such of the functions of the State Authority in the Districts as may be delegated to it from time to time by the State Authority;
b) Co-ordinate the activities of the Sub-Divisional Committees and other legal services in the Districts;
c) Organize Lok Adalats within the Districts; and
d) Perform such other functions as the State Authority may fix by regulation.

High Court Legal Services Committee:

a) Give effect to the policy and directions of the State Authority;
b) Provide legal services to persons who satisfy the criteria laid down under the Act and Rules made thereunder;
c) Conduct Lok Adalats for High Court cases; and
d) Encourage the settlement of disputes by way of negotiations, arbitrations and conciliations.

Sub-Divisional Legal Services Committees:

a) Co-ordinate the activities of legal services in the areas within the jurisdiction of the Committees;
b) Organize Lok Adalats within the jurisdiction of the Committees; and
c) Perform such other functions as the District Authority and the State Authority may assign to it.

The Tripura State Legal Services Authority along with its constituent Authorities and Committees are entrusted with the following activities with the aims and objectives as detailed against each items.

Legal Literacy and Legal Awareness programme.
Legal Services Volunteers Scheme
Free Legal advice
Counselling, Conciliation and Mediation.
Free Legal Aid
Lok Adalat.
Permanent and Continuous Lok Adalat under section 19 of the Act
Traditional Lok Adalat.
Mobile Lok Adalat.
Permanent Lok Adalat under section 22B of the Act.

 

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