News:The Department of Justice has celebrated 1.5 lakh registrations for advice on Tele-Law which is an initiative to provide pre-litigation advice to the needy people.
About Tele-Law initiative:
- The Tele-Law initiative was launched in 2017 by the Department of Justice, in partnership with NALSA and CSC e-Governance Service India Limited.
- The initiative is aimed at delivering legal advice to the marginalised communities through Common service centres(CSC).
- Under the initiative,video conferencing facility and telephone services are used to connect lawyers to litigants who need legal advice.
- Currently, Tele-Law Service is available for the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jammu & Kashmir, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura, Sikkim and Mizoram.
- Further,the service is free for those are eligible for free legal Aid as mentioned under Section 12 of Legal Services Authority Act, 1987.
- Common Services Centre (CSC) programme is an initiative of the Ministry of Electronics & IT (MeitY).It was launched in 2006.
- CSCs act as access points for delivery of various electronic services to villages in India.
- CSC e-Governance Services India Limited is a Special Purpose Vehicle (CSC SPV) incorporated under the Companies Act,1956 by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology(MeitY) to monitor the implementation of the Common Services Centres Scheme.