Legal Service Day


Legal Service Day

Legal Service Day is celebrated on 9th November to make people aware of justice for all. This special Day also highlights the provision of legal service provided free to weaker sections of the society. It is a reassurance that opportunities for securing justice are not denied to any citizen by reason of economic or other disabilities. Keeping in mind the phrase, "Justice delayed is justice denied", Lok Adalats have been organised. Legal service has two faces of its coin. The first one is punishing wrong doer or criminal and providing justice to the affected person.

The Awards passed by the Lok Adalats are enforceable like the decrees of a civil court and are binding on the parties to the dispute. These Awards are final as there does not lie any appeal against an Award passed by a Lok Adalat. All legal disputes pending in civil, criminal or revenue courts or a tribunal can be taken to Lok Adalats for amicable settlement except criminal cases which are non-compoundable.

Any person who is either a member of a Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, a woman or a child can seek free justice from Lok Adalats. Thus every person has access to justice for all in Lok Adalat. Hence , legal literacy and legal awareness camps are being organised in villages, tribals and backward areas.

Counselling and conciliation centres are being established in all the Districts in the country for motivating parties to resolve their disputes amicably.

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