Legal authorities raised awareness on the legal services made available to the public through Tele Law under DISHA Scheme of the Department of Justice, Government of India during a capacity building programme.
The programme was held for PLVs, legal service personnel and police personnel at Moreh Police Complex, Tengnoupal district, Manipur.
The District Legal Services Authority, Chandel, in collaboration with the Manipur State Legal Services Authority (MASLSA) organised the programme on the topic “Accessing Courts and Legal Remedies/Procedure for filing complaints in Police stations, Police-Public Relationship and Legal Services through Tele Law under Designing Innovative Solutions for Holistic Access to Justice (DISHA) Scheme”, on January 14-15.
Resource persons A Guneshwar Sharma, District and Sessions Judge, Imphal West; RK Memcha Devi, District and Sessions Judge, Imphal East; and Ojesh Mutum, Member Secretary, Manipur SLSA, deliberated on the topic.
They highlighted that under the scheme, legal advice or consultation may be obtained from registered advocates on telephone or video conferencing using a mobile application or through the Common Service Centres (CSC). Free services are provided to women, children, SC/ST, industrial employees, workers, labourers, victims of natural disasters such as earthquakes, flood, droughts, victims of caste violence and human trafficking, BPL family and people who are in custody.
Binny Ngangom, District and Sessions Judge, Thoubal and Bineshwori Maibam, additional member Secretary, Manipur SLSA also attended the programme as presidium members of the programme.