Launch of 'Legal Aid Defense Counseling System (LADCS)'
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The Uttar Pradesh government launched the 'Legal Aid Defense Counseling System (LADCS)' on 22 June 2023.
An Overview of the News
LADCS is implemented under Uttar Pradesh State Legal Services Authority.
This program will be effective for two years.
Objective of LADCS:
LADCS aims to provide free legal aid to the needy, especially in criminal matters.
This program operates in districts or headquarters under Uttar Pradesh.
Legal Aid Services:
LADCS offers representation, trial and appeal in all Sessions, Special, Magistrate and Executive Courts.
The primary focus is on providing legal aid services in criminal matters.
Legal Advice and Assistance:
LADCS provides legal advice and assistance to persons appearing in the District Court/Office for their defence.
This provision ensures guidance and support throughout the legal process.
Appeal in Criminal Cases:
LADCS assists individuals in filing appeals at various stages of criminal cases.
It includes pre-arrest, post-arrest, bail, trial and remand phases.
This assistance is provided under the National Legal Services Authority scheme.
Benefits of LADCS (Legal Aid and Community Development Scheme):
Direct benefits to SC/ST and victims of illegal acts
Assistance to Industrial Workers
Assistance to people in police custody
Assistance to persons affected by disasters (ethnic violence, flood, drought, earthquake, industrial disaster)
Support for mentally ill persons (in safe homes, mental hospitals or nursing homes)
Inclusion of low income individuals (annual income < ₹3,00,000).
About Uttar Pradesh
It is a state located in the northern part of India.
It has a population of over 240 million, making it the most populous state in India as well as the most populous subdivision in the world.
The state was officially established in 1950.
Chief Minister - Yogi Adityanath
Capital - Lucknow (Executive Branch)
Governor - Anandiben Patel
Rajya Sabha - 31 seats
Lok Sabha - 80 seats
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