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Government Of Assam Legislative Assam State Legal Services Authority

Legal Aid

Legal Aid is a very important part of the functions of the Legal Services. The legal-aid is provided through empanelment lawyers under the National Legal Services Authority (Free and Competent Legal Services) Regulation, 2010. It covers the following eight (8) categories of beneficiaries -

  • A member of scheduled caste and schedule tribe
  • A victim of human trafficking for begging as referred to in Article 23 of the Constitution
  • A woman or a child
  • A person with disability as defined in Clause(i) of Section 2 of the Person with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995
  • A person under circumstances of underserved want, such as being a victim of a mass disaster, ethnic violence, caste atrocity, flood, drought, earthquake or industrial disaster, or
  • An industrial woman or
  • In custody including custody in a protective home within the meaning of Clause(g) of Section 2 of the Juvenile Justice Act, 1986 or in a psychiatric hospital or psychiatric nursing home within the meaning of Clause(g) of Section 2 of the Mental Health Act, 1987, or
  • In receipt of annual income less than Rupees Three Lakhs (for the State of Assam) or such other higher amount as may be prescribed by the State Govt, if the case is before a court other than the Supreme Court and less than Rupees Three Lakhs or such other amount as may be prescribed by the Central  Govt, if the case is before the High Court.
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