Legal Aid Defense Counsel System (LADCS), Justice Clock and Help Desk for e-filing at District and Sessions Court Complex, Thoubal was inaugurated by acting chief justice of the Manipur High Court, Justice MV Muralidaran in the august presence of Justice A Bimol Singh and Justice A Guneshwar Sharma, on Wednesday.
Addressing the gathering, Justice A Bimol Singh stated that the LADCS aims to provide free legal aid and assistance to poor and needy individuals in all criminal matters.
Further, he stated that the motive behind the display for Justice Clock at the court premise is to showcase daily information regarding the disposal and pendency of cases in district and subordinate courts, spreading legal awareness and information about various ecCourts services for the benefit of the litigants and members of the public.
The inauguration programme was attended by Ojesh Mutum (member secretary, MASLSA); Sonykumar Nepram (OSD, MASLSA); Samom Ibjen, District and Sessions Judge, Thoubal; Masana E Panmei, CJM cum secretary, DLSA Thoubal; Sadananda Sorokhaibam, additional member secretary, MASLSA; Shubham Vashist, Joint Registrar, High Court of Manipur, Chief/Deputy/assistant Legal Aid Defense Counsels along with president and executive members of Thoubal District Bar Association; advocates; front office staff of District Legal Services Authority, Thoubal; staff of Manipur State Legal Services Authority and District Legal Services Authority, Thoubal.
It may be mentioned here that LADCS is a scheme under National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) to provide free legal aid to the poor and needy people facing criminal cases to defend themselves wrt representation/conducting trial and appeals, including all miscellaneous work in all criminal matters.