PM Modi inaugurates first All India DLSAs Meet; Says, ease of justice is equally important as ease of doing business and ease of living

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that ease of justice is equally important as ease of doing business and ease of living. The Prime Minister today inaugurated the first All India District Legal Services Authorities Meet in New Delhi. Mr. Modi said, National Legal Service Authority and District Legal Services Authorities can play a great role in the speedy justice delivery system.

The first-ever national level meet of District Legal Services Authorities (DLSAs) is being organised by National Legal Services Authority. Law Minister Kiren Rijiju, Chief Justice of India NV Ramana and other dignitaries attended the meeting.

Law Minister Kiren Rijiju said that National Legal Services Authority has launched a campaign ‘Release Under Trial Review Committee @75’ from the 16th of this month for identifying eligible prisoners and recommending the release of fit cases to the Under Trial Review Committee. He said, the review committee will meet every week to deliberate on this issue. He said, there is a target to release a maximum number of eligible prisoners.

Chief Justice NV Ramana said strengthening the district’s judiciary is the need of the hour. He said, it is the driving force behind the legal aid movement in the country. He stressed the need to the usage of modern information tool to enhance the pace of justice delivery. He said, NALSA is actively collaborating with all stakeholders in securing much-deserved relief for under trials.

There are a total of 676 District Legal Services Authorities in the country. They are headed by the District Judge who acts as Chairman of the authority. Through DLSAs and State Legal Services Authorities, various legal aid and awareness programmes are implemented by National Legal Services Authority. The DLSAs also contribute towards reducing the burden on courts by regulating the Lok Adalats conducted by NALSA.