Legal aid: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Ranbir Singh Committee formed for reforms in criminal law

On July 1, 2020, the Union Home Ministry constituted a high level committee to introduce reforms in criminal laws. Highlights The Committee has several leading legal academicians and will gather opinions online, consult with experts and collate materials and submit a report to the Government of India. The consultation process is to begin on July ..

K K Venugopal appointed as Attorney General of India

On June 30, 2020, K K Venugopal was re-appointed as Attorney General of India. He has been appointed for a year. Highlights K K Venugopal, a senior advocate was re-appointed as attorney General of India. Also, Tushar Mehta was re-appointed as the Solicitor General for a period of three year. Mr Chetan Sharma, a senior ..

National Legal Services Day

The National Legal Services Day (NLSD) is celebrated every year on 9th of November in India to ensure reasonable fair and justice procedure for all citizens. It was first started by Supreme court of India (SCI) in the year 1995 to provide help and support to poor and weaker sections of the society. The Article ..

Judge-Population Ratio

The Law Commission and the Supreme Court recommended that India should have 50 judges per one million people, but the ratio continues to be abysmally low at 17 judges per one million people. Note: The Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 was enacted to provide free and competent legal service to the weaker sections of the ..

Tele-Law Initiative

In its effort to make legal aid easily accessible to the marginalized communities and citizens living in rural areas, the Government of India has launched the ‘Tele-Law’. The Ministry of Law and Justice partnered with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), which anchors the Digital India programme, to provide legal aid services through ..