DELHI HIGH COURT LEGAL SERVICES COMMITTEE

दिल्ली उच्च न्यायालय विधिक सेवाएँ समिति

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About DHCLSC

Delhi High Court Legal Services committee has been constituted in High Court of Delhi called High Court Legal Services Committee under sectionSection 8A of the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987, High Court Legal Services Committee has been established to provide free and competent Legal Services to weaker sections of the society, to provide free and competent legal service 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 organize Lok Adalats to secure that the operation of the legal system promotes justice on a basis of equal opportunity.

HON'BLE CHAIRMAN'S DESK

HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE RAJIV SHAKDHER

Rajiv Shakdher, B.Com. (Hons.), C.A., LL.B.- Graduated in B.Com. (Hons.) from Delhi University in 1984. Obtained LL.B. degree from Law Faculty, University of Delhi in 1987. Enrolled as an Advocate on 19 November 1987 Completed Chartered Accountancy from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in 1987, Admitted as an Associate Member with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India on 29 January 1988. As a chevening scholar, pursued Advanced Course in Law at Institute of Advanced Legal Studies from University of London in 1994 Was designated as Senior Advocate on 8 December 2005.

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Mr. Arul Varma, Additional District & Sessions Judge (D.H.J.S)

Mr. Arul Varma, Additional District & Session Judge, who is currently discharging functions as Secretary, Delhi High Court Legal Services Committee (DHCLSC) is an experienced Judicial Officer of the Delhi Higher Judicial Services with a diverse background.

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Who is eligible for Free Legal Aid

Free legal services can be availed from Delhi State Legal Services Authority,High Court Legal Services Committee and from all the District Legal Services Authorities situated at the premises of Delhi District Court by all the entitled persons as per rules of the act.

As per Section 12 of the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 prescribes the criteria for giving legal services to the eligible persons. Section 12 of the Act reads as under

  • SC or ST
  • Women or Child
  • Person with disabilities
  • Victim of trafficking or begar
  • Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • Victim of Mass Disaster/Ethnic Violence Caste Atrocity/Flood/ Earthquake or Industrial Disaster
  • Industrial Workmen
  • Person having annual income less than Rs. 3 Lac
  • Senior Citizen having annual income less than Rs.4 Lac
  • Transgender having annual income less than Rs.4 Lac
  • Person infected and affected with HIV Aids
  • In Custody/ Protective Home/ Juvenile Home/Psychiatric Hospital/ Psychiatric Nursing Home

STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE FOR PRE-INSTITUTION MEDIATION AND SETTLEMENT

National Lok Adalat

Delhi High Court Legal Services Committee organizes National Lok Adalats for settlement of all types of pending and pre-litigation Civil and Criminal Compoundable cases regularly every month at all the 11 Districts in Delhi. DHCLSC organizes Lok Adalats in District Courts, High Court, Central Administrative Tribunal, District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forums, State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Debt Recovery Tribunals, Company Law Board & Revenue Courts.

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