Sunday, October 1, 2023

Government schemes should not remain only in papers: Acting Chief Justice DN Patel

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Rs 91.25 crore were distributed among 37641 beneficiaries at Legal Services Camp

Jamshedpur : Acting Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court DN Patel has said that the Government schemes should not only remain in papers but people should reap benefits from it.He said that the very purpose of the schemes is that the people at the ground level are benefitted from it.

Addressing a legal services-cum-empowerment camp organised at Gopal Maidan on Sunday, Patel lauded the efforts of the district and Jharkhand Legal Service Authority (JHALSA) to successfully organise the camp where beneficiaries received assets worth Rs 91.25 crores.

Referring to ‘Legal Services Camp Module’ led by Justice Ranjan Gogoi, who is also the executive chairman of National Legal Services Authority (NALSA), Patel said legal services should not remain limited to legal awareness of the citizens but also educate the weaker section of the society to draw benefits under various schemes.

Over 37,000 people from 1677 villages participated in the camp which was organised under the guidance of Jharkhand Legal Service Authority ( JHALSA). Assets worth Rs 91.25 crore were distributed among 37641 beneficiaries from the district at the camp. As many as 19 beneficiaries were given appointment letters under skill development scheme while 10 farmers were given soil health cards from the agriculture department. Moreover, 100 beneficiaries availed benefits under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.

Moreover, from distributing tri-cycles to disabled to providing tablets to the school teachers and giving funds under Mukhyamantri Kanyadaan Yojna to newlywed girls, the camp was a hit. A total of 35 stalls of government departments, including health, social welfare, education, civil supplies, skill development and social security, were set up at the camp for the participants to understand their legal rights.

Patel congratulating the beneficiaries said that JHALSA had carried awareness drive with regard to the camp due to which people in large numbers have benefitted from it. He said that people think that the services of legal service authorities are limited to providing legal aid to citizens. � To give a man his due as per law. This is legal services,” he said.

Justice Harish Chandra Mishra of Jharkhand High Court, National Legal Services Authority (NALSA), director S S Rathi, district judge Manoj Prasad, deputy commissioner Amit Kumar along with senior officials of various government departments were present on the occasion.

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