Inauguration of Legal Aid Defense Council Office at District Legal Services Authority Sangrur
Sangrur : Under the aegis of National Legal Services Authority, Punjab State Legal Services Authority, SAS Nagar, the Legal Aid Defense Counsel System has been established in the office of the District Legal Services Authority, Sangrur and the same was inaugurated through virtual mode by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ravi Shanker Jha, Chief Justice, Punjab & Haryana High Court and Patron-in-Chief Punjab State Legal Services Authority in the august presence of Hon’ble Mr. Justice Tejinder Singh Dhindsa, Judge, Punjab & Haryana High Court cum Executive Chairman, Punjab State Legal Services Authority, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Arun Palli, Judge, Punjab & Haryana High Court, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Sanjiv Berry, Judge, Punjab & Haryana High Court and Sh. Arun Gupta, Member Secretary, Punjab State Legal Services Authority, SAS Nagar.
Sh. Rajinder Singh Rai, District & Sessions Judge -cum- Chairman District Legal Services Authority, Sangrur told that Realizing the need to ponder over the reforms required in the Legal Aid Movement of India a new model of Legal Services Delivery, the ‘Legal Aid Defense Counsel System’ (LADCS), in line with public defender system, is introduced by National Legal Services Authority.They further apprised that ‘Legal Aid Defense Counsel System involve full time engagement of lawyers with support system, dealing exclusively with legal aid work in criminal matters at every stage starting from the pre-arrest, arrest & remand stage to the conclusion of trials and appeals etc.
It will enhance the availability and accessibility of Legal Aid in a timely manner and help in creating a mechanism to provide qualitative and competent legal services in a professional manner to underprivileged and disadvantaged section of the society. Inaugural ceremony was also attended by Sh. Manjinder Singh, Additional District & Sessions Judge, Sangrur, Sh. P.S. Kaleka, PCS, Civil Judge (SD)/CJM -cum- Secretary, District Legal Services Authority, Sangrur and newly appointed Advocates of Legal Aid Defense Counsel System.
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