Sources of Funding
NALSA being the central authority receives funding by way of grantsas deemed fit by the Central Government after due appropriation is made by the Parliament by law for being utilized for the purposes of the Legal Services Authority Act, 1987.
Section 15 of the Legal Services Authority Act, 1987 mandates the establishment of a National Legal Aid Fund by the Central Authority and there shall be credited thereto:
a) All sums of money given as grants by the Central Government under Section 14;
b) Any grants or donations that may be made to the Central Authority by any other person for the purposes of this Act:
c) Any amount received by the Central Authority under the orders of any Court or from any other source.
The said National Legal Aid Fund shall be applied for meeting:
a) The cost of legal services provided under this Act including grants made to State Authorities;
b) The cost of legal services provided by the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee;
c) Any other expenses which are required to be met by the Central Authority.
|Budget Estimates of NALSA||Rs.145 Crores|
|Grant recieved from Ministry of Law & Justice||Rs.67.97 Crores|
|Grant released to SLSA/SCLSC etc.||Rs.60.29 Crores|
|Other Expenses||Rs.35.72 Lakhs|
|Total Expenses||Rs.60.64 Crores|
|S.No||Name of SLSA||Amount(Rs.)|
|11||Jammu and kashmir||2,00,00,000|
|31||Andaman & Nicobar||50,00,000|
|33||Dadra and Nagar Haveli||50,00,000|
|34||Daman and Diu||50,00,000|
|38||Mediation and Conciliation Project Committee||75,00,000|
|39||Supreme Court Legal Services Committee||2,50,00,000|