Smti Syeda Farida Afzal Zinnat
Secretary,District Legal Services Authority,Morigaon
District Legal Services Authority, Morigaon,being set up in the district of Morigaon, as per the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 (hereinafter ‘the Act’), has been working for providing equal justice for all, especially for marginalized sections of the society; by providing free legal services in the form of aid & advice specially to the poor, downtrodden, women, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, handicapped, children, industrial workers, victims of human trafficking or beggar, a person under circumstances of undeserved want, in custody, custody in protective home or in a juvenile home or in a psychiatric hospital or nursing home.
The motto of this Authority is “JUSTICE FOR ALL”. The Legal Services Authority has been arranging different awareness programmes to make the people aware of their legal rights & their duties and the process by which they can have access to justice
The object of the Act is to provide free, efficient and satisfactory legal services to the weaker sections of society to ensure that opportunity for securing justice is not denied to any citizen by reason of economic or other disabilities; and to organize Lok Adalats to secure quick justice at cheaper costs.
The Act among other things conceives three functions by the Legal Services Authorities; they are –