NEW DELHI: The government has decided to expand its Tele-Law service to 75,000 gram panchayats covering all states and Union territories this year, Union law minister KirenRijiju said on Saturday while launching a mobile app for citizens that enables online consultation with panel lawyers.
The Tele-Law initiative of the Department of Justice, launched in 2017, is a free service for the poor and marginalised sections of the society. The downloadable app version of the service available on phones would help to rapidly expand its reach and cover the entire population where those eligible will continue to get free service. It has already helped more than 12 lakh beneficiaries, including people from SC/ ST communities and women.
Rijiju had earlier mentioned that the government is working towards taking the justice delivery system to the doorstep of the people. Rijiju, who felicitated frontline Tele-Law workers assembled from across the country, said downloading the ‘Citizens Tele-Law Mobile App’ would optimise the citizen centric justice delivery mechanism.
The Tele-Law app is a first of its kind initiative wherein anyone can download the application and avail services of a lawyer, according to the law ministry.

Source link