District legal services authorities conduct various programmes in Nagaland

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 10/23/2019 12:00:44 PM IST

District legal services authorities (DLSAs) of Phek, Kiphire, Peren and Niuland organised various programmes for para legal volunteers (PLVs), seminars for public and legal awareness. 

Phek DLSA: DLSA Phek held orientation training for PLVs on October 21, wherein Keneinuo Swuro, panel lawyer, Phek spoke on the  role and responsibilities, purpose, do and don’t of PLVs. 

A press release from NSLSA public relations assistant stated that, Swuro spoke on the role of PLVs to ensure that legal aid is reached to section of people and are expected to act as intermediaries bridging the gap between the people and the legal institutions. Resource person Cheliam Khiamniungan secretary Phek DLSA spoke on the role of PLVs at Legal Services Clinics, Police Station, Jail, Home, Public places. 

Sekhotso Rokha, panel lawyer Phek DLSA spoke on government schemes and various schemes under NSLSA and the role of PLVs on how to  identify the beneficiaries  and provide assistance to enable them.

Practical classes on how to file FIR, simple application affidavit and application to the departments was conducted by Mezivolu Therieh, chairperson Phek DLSA and district & sessions judge. She also briefed on record keeping/ reporting liaising with DLSA, PL& secretary of the legal institution. PLVs from various clinics attended the training, interactive session was conducted and certificates were also given away. Training was chaired by Cheliam Khiamniungan, Secretary, Phek DLSA and keynote address was delivered by Mezivolu therieh , chairperson PDLSA. 

Kiphire: KDLSA organized legal seminar at GBs court building  Kiphre town on October 22.  N Kano, secretary and chief judicial magistrate and Hotingkiu, retainer lawyer were the resource persons. N Kano, stated that the mediation was a voluntary, confidential and structured process where a rational and natural third party plays a vital role making the settlement without delay.  Hotingkiu retainer lawyer, spoke on the importance and role of the DLSA and informed the member to avail free legal aid for the persons who are illegible.

Programme was attended by 31 GBs  along with the members of DLSA Kiphire.

Peren: DLSA Peren organised a one-day workshop on mediation techniques with the Peren district DBs, which was attended by 40 (forty) DBs from different circles under Peren district on October 23. Chairperson for the programme Asuni panel lawyer also highlighted the working mechanism of legal services authority. Resource person Limhathung Ezong from state legal services authority spoke on the significance of mediation, the requisite skills and knowledge of a mediator and the steps to be taken in order to achieve a successful mediation between the disputed parties. 

Niuland: Legal awareness programme was held at Niuland sub-division, Dimapur on October 23, chaired by panel lawyer Elito Zhimomi. Welcome address was delivered by SDO(civil) Wacy Kent. Panel lawyer Khumchuba Chang spoke on the Nagaland Village Council and Tribal Act, 1978; Panel lawyer Visheli Yepthomi spoke on protection of women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, panel lawyer Khrieketounuo Metha spoke on NSLSA schemes on human trafficking and victims compensation  act, 2015, panel lawyer Yanbemo Ngullie spoke on basic legal rights, panel lawyer Rokovitsu Khate spoke on the Nagaland Money Lenders act, 2008. Programme was summed up by CJM/secretary Ajongba Imchen. Total number of 145 beneficiaries attended.


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