DSLSA in co-ordination with 11 District Legal Services Authority provide free Legal Services to the beneficiaries. DSLSA has established Front Offices at each of its District Legal Services Authority offices to provide legal advice to the applicants.
Further Legal Services Counsellors, available in all the DLSAs provide counselling to victims of sexual assault. These counsellors personally visit the victim’s homes, establish first contact with the victim and her family and provide psychological, legal and other support to them. Further Legal Services Advocate/Counsellor provide all possible help to the poor parents of missing children and also provides counselling to rescued/traced missing children in Delhi.
Legal Services Advocates of DLSAs visit all the jails in Delhi on monthly basis to identify suspected juveniles to ensure that no juveniles should be there in regular jails alongwith adults and are dealt with only under Juvenile Justice Act, 2000.
DLSA also co-ordinate between prisoners and District Court in order to ensure that the persons who are lodged in jails for want of surety, despite passing of Bail Orders, are released on bail by moving an application for reduction of surety amount or release or accused on personal bond.
Further Scrutiny and Evaluation Committees have also been established in the office of DSLSA and all the 11 District Legal Services Authorities to scrutinize the eligibility of the legal aid seeker to avail free and competent legal services and also to evaluate merits of the case of the legal aid seeker.
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‘Monitoring Committees’ at the Level of High Court, DSLSA & DLSA’s
In exercise of powers conferred by Section 29 of the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 (39 of 1987) and in pursuance to Regulation 10 to 16 of National Legal Services Authority (Free and Competent Legal Services) Regulations, 2010, notified vide Notification No. L/61/10/ NALSA dated 9th September, 2010, keeping in view the nature, institution and pendency of litigation in different Courts, Tribunals and other Quasi Judicial Authorities in Delhi, the Monitoring Committees are required to be established in the High Court, Central Office of DSLSA and the 11 District Legal Services Authorities for close monitoring of court based legal services rendered and the progress of cases in legal aid matters.
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