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What Is NALSA And What Are Its Objectives?

  • The National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) is a statutory body constituted under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 to provide free Legal Services to the weaker sections of the society.
  • NALSA fulfis the provisions under the Article 39A of the constitution which provides for free legal aid to the poor and weaker sections of the society, to promote justice on the basis of equal opportunity.
  • NALSA organises Lok Adalats for amicable settlement of disputes.
  • The functions of the NALSA also includes spreading legal literacy and awareness, undertaking social justice litigations.
  • The Chief Justice of India is the Patron-in-Chief and the Senior most Judge of the Supreme Court of India is the Executive Chairman of the Authority.
  • NALSA works in close coordination with the various State Legal Services Authorities, District Legal Services Authorities and other agencies for a regular exchange of relevant information about various schemes launched.

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