Mobile apps to facilitate pro bono legal service launched

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A mobile app and dashboard along with other app Nyaya Bandhu has been launched by Union Ministry of Law & Justice in a bid to facilitate free legal services. Speaking on the launch of the apps, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad emphasized: “The Government is trying to make every citizen get justice and efforts are on to ensure that road to justice is available at the door step. Policy of this Government is to ensure empowerment of common man by popularizing technology to a level that it becomes instrument of change.” “A pilot project in this regard has proved useful and more than 50,000 affected people have already availed this service in the States of UP, Bihar and J&K,” Prasad added. “This mobile application is integrated with a Dashboard created to confirm and register the pre-registered cases, to enable online interface between the beneficiary and the panel lawyer stationed at SLSAs through video conferencing and telephone facility available at each CSC and to measure the progress of advice enabled to the beneficiary, to all its key stakeholders that include Department of Justice (DoJ), CSC- e Governance Services India Limited (CSC e-Gov), National Legal Service Authority (NALSA) in a decentralized manner. Till January, 2019, it has resulted in enabling legal advice to 49,192 beneficiaries that include 36,526 (Women), 7049 (SC) and 13970 (ST) in 11 states namely Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and all North-Eastern states and the State of Jammu and Kashmir,” a press release by law ministry said.

—India Legal Bureau

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