Free legal info centre at Dasara expo

Free legal info centre at Dasara expo

In a bid to sensitise people to various legal services, the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) is establishing a ‘Free Legal Information Centre’ at Dasara Exhibition Grounds as part of Dasara Exhibition. The stall will be inaugurated by Karnataka Legal Services Authority Member-Secretary M G Uma on Saturday.

To make the services effective, a judicial officer, working in Mysuru City will be available for consultation at the Information Centre for an hour everyday. Besides, a panel of advocates appointed by the DLSA and para-legal volunteers will also be available at the centre during the working hours. The team members will assist the people visiting the centre and also guide them on legal assistance, said Principal District and Sessions Court Judge S K Vantigodi.

The objective of the centre is to create legal awareness among the people. Visitors can get information about various services available, including free legal advice, Vantigodi said. People can also avail other services like drafting applications, transfer of khata, correction of names in Revenue records and various pension schemes among others.

In addition to this, the Legal Awareness Chariot will be stationed near the main entrance of the exhibition grounds.

The screen on the chariot will display the various services available in the form of telefilms. Similarly, books on various legal topics, will be available for sale at a nominal price of Rs 20.

Justice Vantigodi, Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G Sankar, City Police Commissioner Dr A S Rao, and others will be present during the inauguration of the stall.

For the first time, DLSA is participating in the Dasara Jamboo Savari with it’s tableau highlighting various services, ‘Connecting to Serve’, a project of National Legal Services Authority. Senior Civil Judge and DLSA member secretary C G Mohammed Mujeerulla said the tableau will also depict ‘Janata Nyayalaya’ and ‘Mediation Committee’. As the procession is watched by thousands of people, the authorities decided to introduce a tableau this year, Justice Vantigodi said.