Citizens’ Tele Law Mobile App launched

Union Law & Justice Minister, Kiren Rijiju and Minister of State for Law & Justice, SP Baghel launched “Citizens’ Tele-Law smartphone app” on November 13, 2021.

Highlights

  • On the occasion, they also felicitated the frontline functionaries of Department of Justice’s Tele-Law.
  • Ministers honoured around 124 Frontline functionaries, including paralegal volunteers, panel lawyers, village level entrepreneurs, and state coordinators from India.

Citizens’ Tele-Law smartphone app

The Citizens’ Tele-Law mobile app was launched with the aim of broadening access to increased legal information. The app seeks to empower masses to identify their problem and select appropriate forum of dispute redress for claiming their entitlements. It will also help the citizens to identify their rights by connecting the beneficiary directly with the Panel Lawyer or assistance of Para Legal Volunteers and Village Level Entrepreneurs, in case the beneficiary cannot read or write.

Free Consultation

Through this app, free consultation will be provided for individuals qualifying for free legal aid under Section 12 of the Legal Service Authority. Others will require to pay Rs 30 as consultation fee each time.

Expansion of Tele-Law

Law Minister also announced the expansion of Tele-Law across 75,000 Gram Panchayats, as part of the celebration of 75 years of India’s independence. He urged lawyers to join ‘Tele-Law movement’ to provide legal advice & consultation.

Significance of Tele-Law Mobile App

Citizens’ Tele-Law Mobile App is a first of its kind. With the help of this app, every citizen will have access to a lawyer on single click. App was launched in accordance with the constitutional obligation of providing an equal opportunity before law. Capabilities of the Mobile App will be provided in the form of ‘e-tutorial’ in all scheduled languages.

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