DISTRICT LEGAL SERVICES AUTHORITY, KARBI ANGLONG

ABOUT US:
The District Legal Services Authority ((DLSA), Karbi Anglong was constituted on 6th June, 2018 vide Notification No. LGL.176/94/Pt-II/258 dated Dispur, the 6th June, 2018 at the judicial court complex of the District & Sessions Judge, Karbi Anglong with the objective to provide free legal services to the weaker sections of the society.

The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Karbi Anglong has currently been entrusted with the responsibility of Secretary for DLSA, Karbi Anglong and the staff from the establishment of the District & Sessions Judge, Karbi Anglong are getting the day to day work done as there is no permanent DLSA staff.


BOARD MEMBERS:
The Committee consists of the following members:
District and Sessions Judge, Karbi Anglong Chairman
Chief Judicial Magistrate, Karbi Anglong Secretary i/c
District Magistrate, Karbi Anglong  Ex-Officio Member
District and Sessions Judge, Karbi Anglong Chairman
Superintendent of Police, Karbi Anglong Ex-Officio Member
District Govt. Pleader, Karbi Anglong Ex-Officio Member
Sri Najendra Nunisa, Social Activist Ex-Officio Member
Dr. Upendra Nath Dutta, Senior Advocate Ex-Officio Member
Sri Kangbura Singnar, a reputed citizen Ex-Officio Member

LEGAL AID COUNSELS:
1. Sri Pradip Kr. Nandi
2. Sri Jitu Paul
3. Sri Uttam Paul
4. Sri Shyamal Sil
5. Smt. Rubi Sarkar
6. Sri Arnab Dutta
7. Sri Robinson Hanse
8. Sri Keshab Paul
9. Sri Pran Sharma
10. Smt. Rashmi Bharali
11. Smt. Konika Biswas

PARA LEGAL VOLUNTEERS (PLVS):
1. Sahadev Arya Kramsa
2. Biren Sing Engti
3. Sundar Sing Phangcho
4. Chesong Engti
5. Longjeng Terang
6. Jiren Teron
7. Dilip Tokbi
8. Sonsing Engleng
9. Birsing Terang
10. Harman Pator
11. Harsing Teron

SERVICES:
District Legal Services Authority, Karbi Anglong provides the following services:
  • Organizes National and State Lok Adalats regularly as per calendar.
  • Organizes Legal Awareness Programmes regularly for different sections of the society.
  • Organizes Legal Literacy Classes through Legal Literacy Clubs in schools, colleges and jail.
  • Provides Free Legal Aid to prisoners through Legal Aid Clinics.
  • Provides compensation to victims/families of deceased victims as per rules laid down in the Assam Victim Compensation Act 2012.
  • Provides Free Legal Aid to prisoners through Legal Aid Clinics.
DLSA PROVIDES FREE LEGAL AID, ADVICE AND SERVICES TO:
  • A member of a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe;
  • A victim of trafficking in human beings or beggar as referred to in article 23 of the Constitution;
  • A woman or child;
  • A person with disability as defined in clause (i) of Section 2 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995;
  • A person under circumstances of undeserved want such as being a victim of a mass disaster, ethnic violence, caste atrocity, flood, drought, earthquake or industrial disaster; or
  • An industrial workman; or
  • In custody, including custody in a protective home within the meaning of clause (g) of Section 2 of the Immoral traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956 or in a juvenile home within the meaning of clause (j) of
  • An industrial workman; or
  • In custody, including custody in a protective home within the meaning of clause (g) of Section 2 of the Immoral traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956 or in a juvenile home within the meaning of clause (j) of Section 2 of the Juvenile Justice Act, 1986 or in a psychiatric hospital or psychiatric nursing home within the meaning of clause (g) of Section 2 of the Mental Health Act, 1987; or
  • In receipt of annual income less than rupees nine thousand or such other higher amount as may be prescribed by the State Government, if the case is before a court other than the Supreme Court, and less than rupees twelve thousand or such other higher amount as may be prescribed by the Central Government, if the case is before the Supreme Court.
CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH LEGAL AID MAY BE WITHDRAWN:
  • Where the aided person is found to possess sufficient means.
  • Where the aided person obtains legal aid by misrepresentation or fraud.
  • When the aided person does not cooperate with the committee or with Authority.
  • Where the aided person engages a legal practitioner other than a practitioner assigned by ASLA/DLSA/Sub-Divisional Committee.
  • Where the aided person dies during the proceedings except in civil proceedings where the right to sue survives.
  • In cases where the application for legal aid or matter in question is found to be an abuse of the process of law or of legal services.