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KELSA -  Kerala Regulations 1998


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CHAPTER I

PRELIMINARY

1.

Short title and commencement :-
  1. These Regulations may be called the Kerala State Legal Services Authority Regulation, 1998.

  2. They shall come into force at once.

2.

Definitions :-
  1. In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires, :-
  1. "Act" means the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 (Central Act, 39 of 1987);

  2. "Rules" means the Kerala State Legal Services Authorities Rules, 1998;

  3. "Schedule" means the Schedule appended to these Regulations;

  4. "Form" means a form appended to these Regulations.

  1. All other words and expressions used in these Regulations, but not defined herein and defined in the Act and Rules shall have the same meanings, respectively assigned to them in the Act and Rules.

 

CHAPTER II

MEETINGS OF THE AUTHORITIES AND COMMITTEES

3.

Meetings of the State Legal Services Authority  :-
  1. The State Authority shall meet at least once in three months or at such shorter intervals as the business may warrant, at such place, date and time as may be specified by the Executive Chairman of the Authority with the approval of Patron-in-Chief.

  2. The meeting of the State Authority shall be presided over by the Patron-in-Chief and in his absence the Executive Chairman and in the absence of both by a member chosen by the members present from among themselves.

  3. The quorum for a meeting shall be seven and no quorum shall be necessary for the adjourned meeting.

  4. All the subject matters in the agenda at a meeting shall be decided by the majority of the votes of the members present and in case of equality of votes, the person presiding shall have a second or a casting vote.

  5. Notice of every meeting of the State Authority shall be given in writing by the Member Secretary to the members at least 10 days prior to the date of meeting. However, in urgent matters only 5 days notice is required.

  6. The Member Secretary shall draw up the minutes of the meeting of the State Authority and after its approval by the Executive Chairman send copies of the same to the Members as soon as possible, but not later than the date of despatch of the notice of the next meeting.

  7. The Member Secretary shall at the commencement of the next meeting of the State Authority inform the Members, the action taken on the decisions in the previous meeting.TOP

4.

Meetings of the High Court Legal Services Committee :-
  1. The Chairman of the High Court Legal Services Committee, may as frequently as the business may warrant or shall at least once in three months call a meeting of the High Court Legal Services Committee.

  2. The Meeting of the High Court Legal Services Committee shall be presided over by the Chairman and in his absence a member chosen by the members present from among themselves.

  3. The quorum for a meeting shall be four and no quorum is required for the adjourned meeting.

  4. All the subject matters in the agenda at a meeting shall be decided by the majority of the votes of the members present and in case of equality of votes, the person presiding shall have a second or a  casting vote.

  5. Minutes of the meeting shall be prepared by the Secretary of the High Court Legal Services Committee and get it approved by the Chairman.

  6. A copy of the minutes shall be sent to the State Authority.

  7. No act or proceedings of the High Court Legal Services Committee shall be invalid merely by reason of any vacancy in the Committee or defect in the constitution of the High Court Legal Services Committee as the case may be.TOP

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Meeting of the District Legal Services Authority :-
  1. The Chairman of the District Legal Services Authority shall, at least once in two months or as frequently as the business may warrant or as per the directions of the State Authority convene the meetings of the District Authority.

  2. The meeting of the District Legal Services Authority shall be presided over by the Chairman and in his absence a member chosen by the members present from among themselves.

  3. The Secretary shall draw up the minutes of the meeting and after its approval by the Chairman send copies of it to the members as soon as possible, but not later than the date of despatch of the notice of the next meeting.

  4. The quorum for the meeting shall be five, but for the adjourned meeting no quorum is required.

  5. All the subject matters in the agenda of a meeting shall be decided by majority of votes of the members present and in case of equality of votes, the person presiding shall have a second or a casting vote.

  6. Minutes of the meeting shall contain the name of the members present, the resolutions adopted and the decisions taken at each meeting which shall be signed at the next meeting by the person presiding at such meeting and shall be open to inspection by any member.

  7. A copy of the minutes of each meeting shall be sent to the State Authority.

  8. The non-official members of the District Authority shall be entitled to Travelling Allowance and Daily Allowance as admissible to Class I Officer in State Government Service.TOP

6.

Provision Meeting of the Taluk Legal Services Committee :-
  1. The Taluk Committee shall ordinarily meet once in two months on such date, time and place as the Ex-officio Chairman may decide.

  2. The Taluk Committee shall appoint a person from among the officers appointed by the Committee, under sub-section (3) of section 11A of the Act as its Secretary.

  3. The meeting of the Committee shall be presided over by the Chairman and in his absence, a member chosen by the members present from among themselves: Provided that the Secretary may also call the meeting in urgent cases, if the Chairman is not available to call a meeting.

  4. Quorum for the meeting of the Taluk Committee shall be four and no quorum shall be necessary for the adjourned meeting.

  5. All the subject matters in the agenda at a meeting of the Taluk Committee shall be decided by the majority of the votes of Members present and in case of equality of votes, the person presiding shall have a second or a casting vote.

  6. The minutes shall contain the record of the decisions taken and resolutions passed. The minutes shall be recorded in a separate registrar maintained for the purpose in the office of the Taluk Committee.

  7. The Secretary shall draw up minutes of the meeting and after its approval by the Chairman send copies of it to the members as soon as possible, not later than the date of despatch of the notice of the next meeting.

  8. The Secretary of the Committee shall at the commencement of the next meeting inform the Members, the action taken on the decisions in the previous meeting.

  9. The Taluk Committee shall send the copy of the minutes of each meeting to the District Authority with copy to the State Authority.

  10. No act or proceedings of the Taluk Legal Services Committee shall be invalid merely by reason of any vacancy in the Committee or defect in the constitution of the Taluk Legal Services Committee as the case may be. TOP

 
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