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Chief Justice inaugurated the Legal Aid Defense Councils Training Program

Chief Justice inaugurated the Legal Aid Defense Councils Training Program

Raipur. Chhattisgarh State Legal Services Authority, Bilaspur, in collaboration with the State Judicial Academy, organized a three-day advanced training program for the Chief, Deputy and Assistant Legal Aid Defense Councils appointed in the Legal Aid Defense Council System established in 23 districts of Chhattisgarh State at the State Judicial Academy, Bilaspur.

Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court and Chief Patron of Chhattisgarh State Legal Services Authority (SALSA), Justice Ramesh Sinha, while addressing the council as the chief guest, said that it is everyone’s responsibility to provide high quality free legal aid to the prisoners under custody and the needy through the Legal Aid Defense Council System. The councils should discharge the responsibilities given to them effectively. He said that all the councils should study the new laws that are to be implemented in detail so that proper defense can be ensured on behalf of the prisoners under trial and the needy.

In the training program, Justice Shri Gautam Bhaduri, Judge of Chhattisgarh High Court and Executive Chairman of Chhattisgarh State Legal Services Authority, told the councils that the main objective of NALSA and SALSA is to ensure the safety of the innocent and the needy. For this, all the councils appointed in the Defense Council System should not consider their work as planning but should discharge it responsibly as a service work.

Judge of Chhattisgarh High Court and Chairman of State Judicial Academy, Justice Shri Sanjay K. Agarwal, while addressing the councils present, said that the main objective of the new laws Indian Judicial Code, Indian Civil Defense Code and Indian Evidence Act, which will come into force from July 1, is to bring better justice system and social equality and to provide speedy and effective justice to the people.

As per the instructions of the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA), a three-day advanced training program of Chief, Deputy and Assistant Legal Aid Defense Councils appointed in the Legal Aid Defense Council System established in the state is being organized at the State Judicial Academy from 23 to 25 June 2024.

In the above training program, there are twenty-three Chiefs, thirty-two Deputy Chiefs and fifty Assistant Legal Aid Defense Councils, hence a total of one hundred and five councils are participating.

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