2018-07-18

Tele-Law Scheme: Unstarred Question in Loksabha

Tele-Law Scheme

(a) whether the Government has launched Tele-Law scheme with Common Service Centres (CSCs) to provide legal aid to the poor across the country;
(b) if so, the details thereof and the total number of CSCs established by the Government under this scheme; and
(c) the total number of poor who benefitted through CSCs from the initiation of the Tele-Law scheme, State-wise?

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE

LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 34                                            ANSWERED ON: 18.07.2018

Tele-Law Scheme

DUSHYANT CHAUTALA

Will the Minister of LAW AND JUSTICE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government has launched Tele-Law scheme with Common Service Centres (CSCs) to provide legal aid to the poor across the country;
(b) if so, the details thereof and the total number of CSCs established by the Government under this scheme; and
(c) the total number of poor who benefitted through CSCs from the initiation of the Tele-Law scheme, State-wise?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE FOR LAW & JUSTICE 
AND CORPORATE AFFAIRS
(SHRI P.P.CHAUDHARY)
(a) Yes, Madam 
(b) In April, 2017, the Government had launched Tele-law scheme to provide free legal advice through Common Service Centres (CSC) in 1,800 gram panchayats in 11 States of the country. Under this scheme, the Government is using the existing CSCs established in the States by CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd. The scheme aims to provide legal advice to persons of marginalized sections of the society as mentioned in Section 12 of the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 by panel lawyers provided by State Legal Services Authorities and CSC-e-Governance India Limited, through video conferencing and telephone. As on 13.07.2018, 24,855 persons have registered for seeking advice in the Tele-law portal, and legal advice has been provided in 21,731 cases out of 24,855 registered. These cases pertains to civil matters, criminal matters, family, matrimonial and succession matters, land acquisition/property disputes.
(c) The State-wise details of number of persons belonging to marginalized and vulnerable sections of the society who have benefitted from Tele-law service, as on 13.07.2018, is attached as Annexure-A.

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ANNEXURE- A
Annexure referred to in reply to the Lok Sabha Unstarred Question No. 34 for 18.07.2018 raised by Shri Dushyant Chautala regarding Tele-Law Scheme

Statement showing State-wise number of persons belonging to marginalized and vulnerable sections of the society who have benefitted from Tele-law service, as on 13.07.2018
States Female OBC SC ST BPL Category
Bihar 1186 1545 428 74 301
Uttar Pradesh 971 1416 533 22 129
Arunachal Pradesh 101 19 4 180 8
Assam 2057 966 233 247 448
Jammu And Kashmir 2154 729 874 797 489
Manipur 21 24 14 2 1
Meghalaya 154 5 1 400 2
Mizoram 0 0 0 0 0
Nagaland 224 4 2 550 9
Sikkim 3 0 2 0 0
Tripura 155 81 52 70 28
Grand Total 7026 4789 2143 2342 1415

Source: Loksabha

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