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KELSA - Kerala Regulations 1998


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CHAPTER III  

7.

Powers and Functions of the Secretary of the High Court Legal Services Committee :-

The powers and functions of the Secretary of the High Court Legal Services Committee are :-

  1. To organise and conduct Lok Adalats,

  2. To arrange for giving free legal service to persons eligible in proceedings before the High Court;

  3. To exercise the powers in respect of administration, finance and budget matters;

  4. To manage the properties, records and funds of the High Court Legal Services Committee;

  5. To maintain true and proper accounts including checking and auditing in respect thereof, periodically;

  6. To prepare annual income and expenditure accounts and balance sheet of the High Court Legal Services Committee;

  7. To maintain up-to-date and complete statistical information including progress made in the implementation of various Legal Services programmes, from time to time.

  8. To process proposals for financial assistance and issue utilisation certificate thereon;

  9. To perform such other functions as may be expedient for the efficient functioning of the High Court Legal Services Committee as directed by the Chairman.TOP

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Functions of the District Legal Services Authority :-

Subject to the general control and superintendence of the State Authority, the District Authority shall discharge the following functions, namely :-

  1. Organise and conduct Lok Adalats in accordance with the provisions in Section 10 and Section 19 of the Act;

  2. Supervise the working of the Taluk Committees in the District and coordinate the activities of the Taluk Legal Services Committee and other legal services organisations in the District;

  3. Call for from the Taluk Committees in the District such periodical reports, returns or other statistics or information as it may think necessary or as are required by the State Authority;

  4. Submit suggestions and recommendations for the working of the scheme;

  5. Collect, prepare, consolidate and submit such reports, returns and other statistics or information as the State Authority may call for.TOP

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Powers and Functions of the Secretary of the District Legal Services Authority :-

The powers and functions of the Secretary of the District Legal Services Authority are :-

  1. To implement the scheme, to arrange for giving free legal service to the eligible and weaker section;

  2. To work out modalities of the legal services schemes and programmes;

  3. To exercise the powers in respect of administration, finance and budget matters;

  4. To manage the properties, records and funds of the District Authority;

  5. To maintain true and proper accounts of the District Authority including checking and auditing in respect thereof periodically;

  6. To prepare Annual Income and Expenditure Account and Balance Sheet of the District Authority;

  7. To liaison with social action groups and Taluk Legal Service Committees;

  8. To maintain up-to-date and complete statistical information including progress made in the implementation of various legal services programme from time to time;

  9. To process proposals for financial assistance and issue Utilisation Certificate thereon;

  10. To organise various legal service programmes and convene Meeting / Seminars and Workshops connected with legal service programmes and preparation of reports and follow-up action thereon;

  11. To lay stress on the resolution of disputes and to take extra measures to draw schemes for effective and meaningful legal services for settling disputes.

  12. To perform such of the functions as are assigned to him under the scheme, formulated under the Act;

  13. To perform such other functions as may be expedient for the efficient functioning of the District Authority as directed by the Chairman.TOP

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Functions of the Taluk Legal Services Committee :-

The functions of the Taluk Committee are :-

  1. Receive applications for legal services, process the same and consider the nature and extent of the legal services to be given;

  2. Give publicity to legal services programmes;

  3. Organise and conduct Lok Adalats;

  4. Hold Legal Camps, seminars etc. with the approval of the State Authority;

  5. Perform such other functions and discharge such other duties as the District Authority or State Authority may assign to it, from time to time.TOP

 
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