IEP SAS Nagar, November 9
On the occasion of Legal Services Day, a Legal Aid Clinic was inaugurated at Amity University, SAS Nagar by Sh. Harpal Singh, District & Sessions Judge, SAS Nagar and Sh. Arun Gupta, Member Secretary, Punjab State Legal Services Authority. Legal Services Day was celebrated by Punjab State Legal Services Authority and District Legal Services Authority, SAS Nagar by organizing a Mega Legal Services Camp at Amity University, Mohali as per NALSA module. In the Legal Services Camp, stalls of District Legal Services Authority, Food & Civil Supplies, Development of Women and Children Department, Cooperative Bank, Department of Social Justice Empowerment, Rural Department, Health and Family Department, Employment Department, Municipal Corporation, Mohali, BDPO office and Punjab National Bank were installed for making the people aware about the services and for processing their applications. During camp, 129 applications were received whereas 1236 applications had already been received during the door to door campaign launched by District Legal Services Authority, SAS Nagar. All the applications are being processed and 53 applications have already been allowed and benefits have been delivered to the applicants.
Sh. Arun Gupta, District & Sessions Judge-cum-Member Secretary, Punjab State Legal Services Authority while addressing the gathering impressed the people to seek benefits of free legal services being provided by the Legal Services Authorities. He also made the people aware about the Victim Compensation Schemes of State and National Legal Services Authority, New Delhi.
Sh. Amit Talwar, Deputy Commissioner, SAS Nagar appealed the students to spread awareness among the masses regarding welfare schemes of the Government and to assist them in availing benefits under such Schemes.
Sh. Baljinder Singh Maan, Secretary, District Legal Services Authority, SAS Nagar disclosed that each and every village of the District shall be visited by the Teams of Panel Lawyers and Para Legal Volunteers under campaign Empowerment of Citizens through Legal Awareness and Outreach launched by NALSA, New Delhi from 31.10.2022 to 13.11.2022.
Sh. Vivek Sheel Soni, IPS, SSP, SAS Nagar, Ms. Samriti Dhir, Additional Member Secretary, Punjab State Legal Services Authority, Ms. Amninder Kaur Brar, Additional Deputy Commissioner and Sh. Inderpal Singh, Assistant Commissioner (Grievances) were also present at the programme. Prof. R.K. Kohli, Vice Chancellor, Amity University, Mohali extended vote of thanks to the participants.