Supreme Court judge DY Chandrachud nominated executive chairman of National Legal Services Authority

Tags: Person in news

The President of India Droupadi Murmu has nominated Supreme Court judge Justice DY Chandrachud as the next executive chairperson of the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA).

IMPORTANT FACTS -

  • Chief Justice of India UU Lalit was the former working chairman of NALSA.
  • After the retirement of Chief Justice of India U U Lalit, Justice Chandrachud will take over as the 50th Chief Justice of India from November 2022.

  • Justice DY Chandrachud, a Supreme Court judge, has been a former Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court and a former judge of the Bombay High Court.

  • Born in 1959, Justice DY Chandrachud was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of India on 13 May 2016.

  • He holds an LLB degree from Campus Law Center, University of Delhi, LLM from Harvard Law School, USA and a doctorate in Judicial Science.

National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) :

  • It was established in 1995 under the Legal Services Authority Act, 1987.

  • It works to monitor and review the effectiveness of programs and develop rules and principles for providing legal services under the Act.

  • It distributes funds to state legal services authorities and non-profit organizations to help them execute legal aid systems and initiatives.

Purpose of Legal Services Authorities :

  • Free Legal Aid and Advice

  • Spreading Legal Awareness

  • Organizing Lok Adalats

  • Promote settlement of disputes through Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanism

Please Rate this article, so that we can improve the quality for you -

Date Wise Search

Test Your Learning

CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ

Go To Quiz

CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ

Go To Quiz

CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ

Go To Quiz