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KELSA - Kerala Regulations 1998


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CHAPTER IV  

11.

Term of office of nominated members of District Authority and Taluk Committee :-

The term of office of the nominated members of District Authority and Taluk Committee shall be three years.

12.

Disqualification :-

A nominated member of the High Court Committee, District Authority and Taluk Committee who fails to attend three consecutive meetings of the Committee or Authority concerned shall cease to be a member:

Provided that the Chairman of the Committee or Authority, as the case may be; may restore his membership on the recommendation of the Committee or Authority concerned on showing sufficient reasons.TOP

13.

Travelling Allowance and Daily Allowance to the non-official members of the District Authority and sitting fee to the non-official members of the Taluk Legal Services Committee :-
  1. Travelling Allowance and Daily Allowance shall be paid to the non-official members of the District Authority who have attended the meeting or participated in the programmes, by the Secretary with the approval of the Chairman.

  2. A sitting fee of Rs. 400/- per day shall be paid to the non-official members of the Taluk Legal Services committee for attending the meeting or any programme.TOP

  3. Non-official members of the District Legal Services Authority, who are not entitled to Travelling Allowance and Daily Allowance shall be paid a sitting fee of  Rs. 400/- for attending the meeting of any other programme
 
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KELSA - Kerala Regulations 1998


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CHAPTER V  

 

FINANCE, ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT

14.

Funds of the State Authority :-
  1. The State Authority shall establish a Fund as provided in Section 16 of the Act and operate it in the Treasury Public Account.

  2. Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-regulation (1) the State Authority may deposit all sums of money received from the Central Authority under clause (a) of sub section (1) of section 16 of the Act in a Public Sector Bank as decided by the State Authority which shall be jointly operated by the Member Secretary and the Accounts Officer”.TOP

15.

Finance Committee of the State Authority :-
  1. The Executive Chairman of the State Authority shall constitute a Finance Committee consisting of 5 members from amongst the members of the Authority inclusive of the Executive Chairman and the Member Secretary and the Committee shall hold meetings at least once in 2 months or as frequently as business may warrant.

  2. The Executive Chairman and in his absence one of the members chosen by the Members present from among themselves shall preside over the meeting.

  3. The Member Secretary shall prepare the agenda with the approval of the Executive Chairman and send it along with the notice of meeting to the members.

  4. The quorum for a meeting shall be three and no quorum is necessary for adjourned meeting.TOP

16.

Functions of the Finance Committee :-
  1. The functions of the Finance Committee are to :-

    1. review the receipt and expenditure of funds of the State Legal Services Authority;

    2. suggest ways and means to augment resources to the State Authority; and

    3. consider the budget and the annual statement of accounts of the State Authority;

  2. The report of recommendations of the Finance Committee shall be placed before the State Authority.TOP

17.

Funds and Accounts of the High Court Legal Services Committee :-
  1. The Funds of the High Court Legal Services Committee shall consist of such sums as may be allocated to it by the State Authority and also such amount as may be received by the Committee by way of donations or otherwise.

  2. The funds of the Committee shall be deposited in a Nationalised Bank in Savings Bank Account, in the name of the Committee and the Secretary of the Committee shall operate the bank accounts as per the directions of the Chairman.

  3. For the purpose of meeting office contingency the Secretary shall be competent to incur expenditure up to Rs.1000 per month but not exceeding Rs. 12000 per year, subject to ratification by the Committee.

  4. The High Court Legal Services Committee may authorise the Secretary to keep with him, a sum up to Rs.2000 as imprest to meet urgent expenses, if any, and recoup the amount from the funds of the Committee from time to time.TOP

 

18.

Funds and Accounts of the District Legal Services Authority :-
  1. The funds of the District Authority shall consist of such sums as may be allocated to it by the State Authority and also such amounts as may be received by it by way of donations or under orders of any court or from any other source.

  2. The funds of the Authority shall be kept in a Nationalised Bank in Savings Bank account, in the name of the Authority and the Secretary shall operate the bank account as per the direction of the Chairman.

  3. For the purpose of meeting office contingency the Secretary shall be competent to incur expenditure up to Rs.1000 per mensem but not exceeding Rs. 12000 per annum, subject to ratification by the District Authority.

  4. The District Authority may authorise the Secretary to keep with him a sum of Rs.1000 as imprest to meet urgent expenses, if any, and to recoup the amount from the funds of the District Authority from time to time.

  5. The District Authority shall maintain proper accounts and other relevant records and prepare an annual Statement of accounts including the income and expenditure account and the balance sheet in the form prescribed by the Central Government.TOP

 

19.

Funds and Accounts of the Taluk Legal Services Committee :-
  1. The funds of the Taluk Legal Services Committee shall consist of such amounts as may be allocated and granted to it by the District Authority.

  2. The funds of the Taluk Legal Services Committee shall be deposited in a Nationalised Bank operated by the Secretary in accordance with the direction of the Chairman.

  3. For the purpose of meeting the incidental expenses a permanent advance of Rs.200 shall be placed at the disposal of the Secretary of the Taluk Committee.

  4. All expenses, on legal aid and advice, provisions for other legal services and expenditure necessary for carrying out the various functions of Taluk Legal Services Committee shall be met out for the funds for the Taluk Legal Services Committee.

  5. The Taluk Legal Services Committee, shall maintain or cause to be maintained true and correct accounts of all receipts and expenditure and furnish monthly returns with reports to the District Authority with copy to the State Authority.TOP

 

20.

Maintenance and submission of Accounts :-
  1. The Chairman of the High Court Legal Services Committee or the District Authority or the Taluk Legal Services Committee, as the case may be, shall exercise complete and full control over the expenditure to be incurred on the Lok Adalats.

  2. The Secretary of the High Court Legal Services Committee and the District Authority shall render true and proper accounts to the State Authority in every quarter.

  3. The Chairman of the Taluk Legal Services Committee shall render true and proper accounts to the District Authority in every quarter.TOP

 

21.

Audit of Accounts :-

The accounts of the High Court Legal Services Committee, District Authority and the Taluk Legal Services Committee shall be audited at the end of every financial year and any expenditure incurred in connection with such audit shall be paid by them respectively.TOP

 

22.

Budget :-
  1. The High Court Legal Services Committee and the District Authority shall submit the Budget proposals of every financial year including the expenditure in respect of the Lok Adalat Scheme to the State Authority on or before 10th September of every year.

  2. The Taluk Legal Services Committee shall submit the Budget proposals of every financial year including the expenditure in respect of Lok Adalat Scheme to the District Authority on or before 10th August of every year.TOP

 

23.

Funding :-

On a request received from the High Court Legal Services Committee or the District Authority or the Taluk Legal Services Committee, as the case may be, the State Legal Services Authority may release special grants for convening and holding of Lok Adalats, if considered necessary.TOP

 

24.

Power to call for Returns :-

For the purpose of regulation, supervision and control, the State Authority may call for such periodical returns as it may consider necessary from the High Court Committee, District Authorities and Taluk Committees.TOP

 

25.

Maintenance of Registers :-

All the Authorities and Committees shall maintain the registers prescribed by Government for official transactions and shall also maintain the following Registers, namely:-

  1. Register of Bank Cheque (Cheques supplied by Bank or Treasury);

  2. Register of Funds received;

  3. Register of allotment of Funds;

  4. Receipt Book; and

  5. Register of causes received and returned under Section 20 of the Act.TOP

 
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KELSA - Kerala Regulations 1998


::
Chapter 1 :: Chapter II :: Chapter III :: Chapter IV :: Chapter V :: Chapter VI :: Chapter VII :: Chapter VIII ::

:: Form I (Regulation 40) :: Form II (Regulation 42) :: Fees Payable to Legal Practitioners on the Panel ::

:: Amendment of the Regulations ::

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CHAPTER IV  

11.

Term of office of nominated members of District Authority and Taluk Committee :-

The term of office of the nominated members of District Authority and Taluk Committee shall be three years.

12.

Disqualification :-

A nominated member of the High Court Committee, District Authority and Taluk Committee who fails to attend three consecutive meetings of the Committee or Authority concerned shall cease to be a member:

Provided that the Chairman of the Committee or Authority, as the case may be; may restore his membership on the recommendation of the Committee or Authority concerned on showing sufficient reasons.TOP

13.

Travelling Allowance and Daily Allowance to the non-official members of the District Authority and sitting fee to the non-official members of the Taluk Legal Services Committee :-
  1. Travelling Allowance and Daily Allowance shall be paid to the non-official members of the District Authority who have attended the meeting or participated in the programmes, by the Secretary with the approval of the Chairman.

  2. A sitting fee of Rs. 50/- per day shall be paid to the non-official members of the Taluk Legal Services committee for attending the meeting or any programme.TOP

 
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