Ranchi: Chief Minister Raghubar Das inaugurated a legal service centre at Baram Jaratoli near Khunti on Monday.
He said the centre would work to provide legal assistance to the people. He said that he wished the centre to become a role model for the entire country in the field of providing free legal aid to the people. He added that ensuring justice for the poor was the common goal of the government and the judiciary.
Further speaking at the inaugural function, he said that elimination of poverty from Jharkhand was the first and foremost goal of the state government. People are being linked to employment and various job-oriented skill development programmes for this purpose, he said.
“Today a large number of unemployed people are being made self-reliant through skill development programmes being run across the state by the government. The purpose of these skill development programmes is to enable them to create avenues for self-employment,” the CM said.
The CM said that there should be no more politics in the state on the issue of poverty and development. People including Opposition parties should unite and give support to the government when it comes to eliminating poverty and developing the state, he said.
Das was also accompanied by the Rajya Sabha MP Parimal Nathwani. He announced that Nathwani had adopted Baram Jaratoli village under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana.
“The government is trying to simplify certain important laws with the view to develop basic infrastructure in the state. But there are elements who are nevertheless trying hard to make it a political issue. Such people have no sympathy for the poor people and the state itself. They will just engage in petty politics for their own benefit,” the CM said.
Among others present on the occasion included the executive chairman of Jharkhand Legal Service Authority Justice DN Patel, MLA Ramkumar Pahan and chairperson of Child Protection Commission Arti Kujur.