LEGAL SERVICE CAMP FOR SENIOR CITIZENS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

The Odisha Legal Services Authority in association with the District Legal Services Authority of Cuttack organized a legal service camp.  It is exclusively for senior citizens and persons with disabilities at Sunshine Field here on Sunday.

LEGAL SERVICE CAMP-2018 by TEAM SHADOW

Different programmes and projects too sponsored by the Government to provide instant justice to deprived senior citizens and persons with disabilities. Interestingly these were exhibited in the camp.

Around 30 stalls were opened by different departments and institutions. It is including Revenue, Police, Cuttack Municipal Corporation(CMC), Health, banks, Swami Vivekananda National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research (SVNIRTAR) and district social security and empowerment of persons with disabilities departments to demonstrate.

The aim is to make the target groups aware of the statutory and schematic benefits available for them. Especially also to facilitate registration of their names in the camps on a positive side. Another key point is More than 900 senior citizens and 400 persons with disabilities benefited through the camp.

Legal Awareness Programme

  • The first thing to remember Continuation of Micro Legal Literacy Projects in all States.
  • Continuation of the NALSA awareness programmes and Lok Adalats relating to NERGA matters.
  • State Legal Awareness Programmes in the States on the following laws such as:
    • Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007.
    • Gram Nyayalaya Act.
    • Protection of Women From Domestic Violence Act, 2005.
    • Persons with Disabilities (Equal Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act.
    • National Trust Act.
    • Laws relating to Marriage.
    • Labour Laws.
    • Environmental Protection Laws.
    • Consumer Protection Laws.
    • A campaign against Female Infanticide.
    • A campaign against Human Trafficking.
  • Cooperation with National Commission for Women at the Centre and particularly associating the activities of State Legal Services Authorities with the State Women’s Commissions.
  • Conduct awareness programmes and seminars with the involvement of not only National Women’s Commission but also Ministry of Social Welfare, Ministry of Child Welfare and Development and Ministry of Rural Development.

Para-legal Volunteer Scheme:

It is a scheme for building up a group of volunteers from among the rural people. In the long run, they act as intermediates between the common people and legal services institutions at Central, State, District, and Taluka levels too.

Lok Adalats such as :

  • Widening the network of Lok Adalat to Government Departments.
  • In addition to various Tribunals, Labour Courts,
  • Industrial Tribunal and Tax Tribunals etc.,
  • Moreover setting-up Special Lok Adalats in all Family Courts.