Law Minister launches Tele-Law 2.0

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Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal launches Tele-Law 2.0 for legal advice.

An Overview of the News

  • Screening of the "Tele-Law" documentary, chronicling the journey of Tele-Law from 2017 to 2022.

  • Launch of "Tele-Law-2.0", which integrates Tele-Law and Nyay Bandhu apps, along with the release of an informative e-tutorial.

  • Unveiling the fourth edition of the Voice of Beneficiaries booklet, featuring real-life stories of individuals whose lives were positively impacted by Tele-Law.

  • The presentation of the “Achievers Catalogue”, highlights the top-performing paralegal volunteers, village-level entrepreneurs, panel lawyers and state coordinators categorized by sectors for the year 2022-2023 and April to June 2023-2024.

  • Tele-Law operates within the framework of the Designing Innovative Solutions for Holistic Access to Justice (DISHA) scheme, which has already facilitated over 50 lakh legal consultations.

  • The Disha scheme, launched in 2021, has a duration of five years (2021-2026) and aims to promote and increase access to justice for all in India.

Tele-Law 2.0:

  • The Department of Justice (DoJ) is conducting a program called Tele-Law 2.0 as part of its commitment to Article 39A, which aims to provide "justice for all".

  • The primary goal of the Tele-Law program is to positively impact the lives of one crore (ten million) beneficiaries by achieving this milestone well before the year 2026.

Tele-Law Programs:

  • In 2017, the Tele-Law program was launched.

  • The Department of Justice (DOJ) collaborated with the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) and CSC e-Governance Service India Limited to facilitate the delivery of legal aid to the underprivileged population.

  • The primary objective of this partnership was to ensure that marginalized communities have access to legal aid by leveraging Common Service Centers (CSCs).

Nyay Bandhu App:

  • This app is part of Tele-Law 2.0, which combines Tele-Law services and the Nyaya Bandhu Android application.

  • Its primary goal is to provide free legal guidance and representation to citizens.

  • Nyay Bandhu (Pro Bono Legal Services) was started in 2017.

  • The objective of this initiative is to establish a nationwide framework to provide free legal aid.

  • “Pro bono legal services” means providing legal assistance voluntarily and without charge.

  • The Latin phrase "pro bono" translates to "for free" in English.

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