Chief Justice of India U.U. Lalit on Tuesday inaugurated the NALSA Centre for Citizen Services in the presence of NALSA Executive Chairman and Supreme Court judge Dr. Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Supreme Court judge Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, the chairman of the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee, at Jaisalmer House, Mansingh Road, New Delhi.
CJI Lalit, who is also the Patron-in-Chief of NALSA, congratulated NALSA Executive Chairman Dr. Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and functionaries of the legal services authorities for taking a leap forward in catering to the needs of free legal aid beneficiaries which is in line with the futuristic vision of 2047.
Justice Lalit proudly stated that it is a historic moment for NALSA by establishing a dedicated centre for citizen services in dispensation of efficacious legal aid in the country.
Justice Chandrachud enunciated that the Centre for Citizen Services, as the name itself suggests would prove to be an excellent medium of providing effective legal services to the common man without any hassles. Justice Chandrachud expressed his happiness at the fact that the centre would propel the outreach of NALSA to the people as it is a centrally located and easily accessible place equipped with all technological facilities.
Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul also applauded the efforts of NALSA and congratulated all functionaries of the legal services institutions.
The NALSA office which was earlier placed at Jamnagar House was shifted to Additional Building Complex of the Supreme Court of India on November 9, 2021. The space at Jaisalmer House which was provided to NALSA would be utilised for the establishment of Legal Assistance Centre for Citizens, Legal Assistance Centre for NRIs, Training Centre, Digital Command Centre for providing futuristic legal services across the country.