On 13th November, the Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju launched “Citizen’s Tele-Law Mobile App’’. The app will empower the citizens regarding pre-litigation cases and timely redressal of grievances. He also felicitated the Tele-Law 124 Frontline Functionaries including para legal workers and village level entrepreneurs.
- A special mobile van with the message ‘Tele-Law on Wheels’ of the campaign was also flagged off, to empower people seeking legal advice.
About Tele-Law Mobile App:
i.It will provide efficient legal advice and consultation from the panel of lawyers.
ii.A special “Login” week is being organised throughout the country for encouraging those in need to seek legal advice and consultation through teleconferencing and video conferencing through Common Service Centres (CSCs).
iii.These CSCs are named as ‘Kanuni Salah Sahahyak Kendra’ for this purpose.
iv.The consultation is available free of cost to those entitled to free legal aid under Section 12 of Legal Service Authority, whereas others could avail at Rs 30/ per consultation,
What is Tele-Law on Wheels?
These “Tele-Law on Wheels” vans would travel a distance of 30-40 km daily, distribute information leaflets on Tele-Law, and broadcast films on radio jingle about the Tele-Law services.
i.It is based on the principle of ‘Reaching the Unreached’ through virtual means.
ii.The e-interface platform was launched in 2017 by the Department of Justice, to strengthen the pre-litigation mechanism in the country.
iii.This is operational in 51,434 Common Service Centres across 50,000 Gram Panchayats using Tele-Law leverages technology (tele-video conferencing) to connect the beneficiary with the Panel Lawyer to seek legal advice and consultation for an early redressal of their grievance.
About Ministry of Law & Justice:
Union Minister – Kiren Rijiju
Minister of State – S. P. Singh Baghel