KDLSA re-opens legal services clinic at Sazolie College

KDLSA re-opens legal services clinic at Sazolie College
Members of KDLSA and students at the legal literacy class on July 15.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 7/15/2019 11:56:17 AM IST

Kohima District Legal Services Authortiy (KDLSA) conducted legal literacy classes- cum-re-opening of legal services clinic (LSC) at Sazolie College, Jotsoma, Kohima on July 15. 

A press release from NSLSA public relations assistant stated that, chief judicial magistrate (CJM) and secretary KDLSA, Phuleto Yeptho, in the introductory speech highlighted the gathering on the inception of the national legal services authority and how it was constituted and mentioned the main objectives of legal service authority, functions and role of panel lawyers and PLVs. 
He also encouraged the students to render goodwill services to the public and downtrodden by participating as para legal volunteers (PLVs). He further pointed out the important prevalent NALSA schemes and also emphasized on the importance, benefits and functions of the Lok Adalat which was an alternative form of dispute redressal. 
KDLSA panel lawyer Keduvi Zhotso in a presentation on consumer rights, stressed on basic protective act of consumer rights. He explained how an individual person or volunteered registered organisation can claim his/her rights by filing a complaint through an application addressed to the district forum. 
He also noted that cases where the value of goods or services exceeds Rs 20 lakh can be filed in the district forum and Rs 20 lakh to Rs 1 crore in the state commissioner if the consumer finds out that the product purchased is defective or charged or hazardous. 
Panel lawyer KDLSA, Nagali Shohe spoke on fundamental duties, where she stated that among the existent 11 fundamental rights, the last one and 11th was inducted in 1986 Amendment Act 2002. She called the attendance to perform one’s duties and abide by them. 
Earlier, the programme chaired by panel lawyer KDLSA, Apila Sangtam began with an invocation by panel lawyer KDLSA, Vikeheipie and welcome address by principal, Sazolie College Jotsoma, Dr. Kangzangding Thou. The programme was attended by 430 beneficiaries along with the faculty and staff of the college. 


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