The Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad launched a scheme, Tele-law service.
Tele-Law is aimed at facilitating delivery of legal advice through an expert panel of lawyers – stationed at the State Legal Services Authorities(SLSA).
The project would connect lawyers with clients through video conferencing facilities at Common Service Centre. Additionally law school clinics, District legal service authorities, voluntary service providers and Non-government organisations working on legal aid and empowerment can also be connected through CSC’s anywhere and anytime in order to strengthen access to justice for the marginalised communities.
The project would be launched across 1800 panchayats in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar,North Eastern states and Jammu and Kashmir.
A trained Para Legal Volunteer will be available in a CSC for ten days in a month under the scheme. This scheme comes as a continuation to the Access to Justice Project for Marginalised Persons which is being implemented by department of Justice and United Nation Development Programme.