The Legal Services Authorities Act `1987

An Act to constitute legal services authorities to provide free and competent legal services to the weaker sections of the society to ensure that opportunities for securing justice are not denied to any citizen by reason of economic or other disabilities, and to organise Lok Adalats to secure that the operation of the legal system promotes justice on a basis of equal opportunity.
1987
  • STATE LEGAL SERVICES AUTHORITY

  • 6
     Constitution of State Legal Services Authority
  • 7
     Functions of the State Authority
  • 8
     State Authority to act in coordination with other agencies, etc., and be subject to directions given by the Central Authority
  • 8A
     High Court Legal Services Committee
  • 9
     District Legal Services Authority
  • 10
     Functions of the District Authority
  • 11
     District Authority to act in coordination with other agencies and be subject to directions given by the Central Authority, etc
  • 11A
     Taluk Legal Services Committee
  • 11B
     Functions of Taluk Legal Services Committee
  • ENTITLEMENT TO LEGAL SERVICES

  • 12
     Criteria for giving legal services
  • 13
     Entitlement of legal services
  • FINANCE, ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT

  • 14
     Grants by the Central Government
  • 15
     National Legal Aid Fund
  • 16
     State Legal Aid Fund
  • 17
     District Legal Aid Fund
  • 18
     Accounts and audit
  • LOK ADALATS

  • 19
     Organisation of Lok Adalats
  • 20
     Cognizance of cases by Lok Adalats
  • 21
     Award of Lok Adalat
  • 22
     Powers of Lok Adalat or Permanent Lok Adalat
  • PRE--LITIGATION CONCILIATION AND SETTLEMENT

  • 22A
     Definitions
  • 22B
     Establishment of Permanent Lok Adalats
  • 22C
     Cognizance of cases by Permanent Lok Adalat
  • 22D
     Procedure of Permanent Lok Adalat
  • 22E
     Award of Permanent Lok Adalat to be final
  • MISCELLANEIOUS

  • 23
     Members and staff of Authorities, Committees and Lok Adalats to be public servants
  • 24
     Protection of action taken in good faith
  • 25
     Act to have overriding effect
  • 26
     Power to remove difficulties
  • 27
     Power of Central Government to make rules
  • 28
     Power of State Government to make rules
  • 29
     Power of Central Authority to make regulations
  • 29A
     Power of State Authority to make regulations
  • 30
     Laying of rules and regulation