Government to expand Tele-law service to 75,000 gram panchayats

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admin November 24, 2021
Updated 2021/11/24 at 3:56 PM

Union law minister KirenRijiju said on Saturday that the government has planned to extend its Tele-Law service to 75,000 gram panchayats across all states and union territories this year while creating a smartphone app for people that allows for online consultation with panel lawyers.

The Department of Justice’s Tele-Law project, which was established in 2017, is a free service for the poor and marginalised. The program’s downloaded app version for phones would assist in swiftly extending its reach and serving the whole population, ensuring that those who are qualified continue to get free service. It has already aided over 12 lakh individuals, including women and members from the SC/ST communities.

Rijiju has previously said that the administration is aiming to bring the legal system to the people’s doorsteps. Rijiju stated that downloading the ‘Citizens Tele-Law Mobile App’ will improve the citizen-centric justice delivery system, as he congratulated frontline Tele-Law workers from throughout the nation.

According to the law ministry, the Tele-Law app is a first-of-its-kind programme in which anybody may download the app and use the services of a lawyer.

 

Source: Times of India

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