Right to Information
National Legal Services Authority
12/11, Jam Nagar House, Shahjahan Road
(i) The Particulars of Organizations, Functions and Duties.
The National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) has been constituted under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 to provide free Legal Services to the weaker sections of the society and to organize Lok Adalats for amicable settlement of disputes. To give effects to the policies and directions of the NALSA and to give free legal services to the people and conduct Lok Adalat in every State, State Legal Services Authority has been constituted.
Free Legal Services
Payment of court fee, process fees and all other charges payable or incurred in connection with any legal proceedings.
Providing Advocate in legal proceedings.
Obtaining and supply of certified copies of orders and other documents in legal proceedings.
Preparation of appeal, paper book including printing and translation of documents in legal proceedings etc.
Prelitigation settlement by mediation/conciliation etc.
Eligible Persons for getting Free Legal Services
Women and children.
Members of SC/ST.
Victims of trafficking in human beings or begar.
Victims of mass disaster, violence, flood, drought, earthquake, industrial disaster etc.
Persons in custody.
Persons whose annual income does not exceed Rs.1,00,000/-.
Free Legal Services can be availed from:
Supreme Court Legal Services Committee, 109, Lawyers Chambers, Supreme Court of India, New Delhi for Supreme Court Cases.
State Legal Services Authority constituted in all the States of the country.
High Court Legal Services Committee situated at High Court Complex in every High Court.
District Legal Services Authority situated in the District Courts Complex in every District of the country.
Lok Adalat is a forum where the disputes/cases pending in the court of law or at pre-litigation stage are settled/compromised amicably. Lok Adalat has been given statutory status under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987. An award made by the Lok Adalat is deemed to be decree of a civil court and is final and binding on all parties and no appeal lies before any court against it.
Nature of Cases to be referred to Lok Adalats
Any case pending before any court.
Any dispute which has not been brought before any court and is likely to be filed before any court.
Provided that any matter relating to an offence not compoundable under the law shall not be referred to/settled in Lok Adalat.
How to get the Case referred to the Lok Adalat for Settlement
Case pending before the courts:
If the parties agree to settle the dispute in Lok Adalat or
One of the parties make an application to the court or
The court is satisfied that the matter is an appropriate one for settlement in Lok Adalat.
Any dispute at pre-litigative stage.
The State Legal Services Authority or District Legal Services Authority as the case may be, on receipt of an application from any one of the parties to any pre-litigation stage matter refer such matter to the Lok Adalat for amicable settlement.
Functions / Duties
The Authority performs the functions as prescribed in the Legal Services Authorities Act 1987.
(ii) The Powers and Duties of its Officers and Employees.
The officers and employees discharge their functions as prescribed under National Legal Services Authority Rule 1995.
(iii) The Procedure followed in the Decision-making Process, including Channels of Supervision and Accountability.
As per the provisions of the Legal Services Authorities Act 1987 and National Legal Services Authority Rule 1995.
(iv) The Norms set by it for the Discharge of its Functions.
The Authority is discharging its functions in accordance with the Legal Services Act 1987 and National Legal Services Authority Rules 1995.
(v) The Rules, Regulations, Instructions, Manuals and Records, held by it or under its Control or used by its Employees for Discharging its Functions.
a) The National Legal Services Authority Rule, 1995.
b) The Permanent Lok Adalat (Other Terms and Conditions of Appointment of Chairman and Other Persons).
c) National Legal Services Authority (Lok Adalat) Regulations 2010
d) National Legal Services Authority (Free and Competent Legal Services) Regulations 2010
(vi) Not Applicable.
(vii) Not Applicable.
(viii) Not Applicable.
(ix) A directory of its officers and employees
|S.No.||Name of Officers||Designation||Telephone No.|
|1||Shri Ashok Kumar Jain||Member Secretary||011-23385321|
|2||Shri Puneet Sehgal||Director||011-23071450|
|3||Shri Kamal Singh||Under Secretary/ Central Public Information Officer||011-23385321|
|4||Shri Shalinder Kumar||Accounts Officer||011-23382778|
|5||Shri Rajeev Kumar Yadav||Section Officer/Assistant Central Public Information Officer||011-23385321|
|6||Shri Ajay Kumar||Private Secretary||011-23385321|
|7||Smt. Meena||Section Officer||011-23382778|
|9||Smt. Sonia Sharma||Assistant Section Officer||011-23382778|
|10||Shri Avinash Kumar Mahajan||Assistant Section Officer||011-23382778|
|11||Shri Anil Kumar Tanwar||Assistant Section Officer||011-23382778|
|13||Vacant||Senior Secretariat Assistant||011-23382778|
|14||Shri Ramphal||Senior Secretariat Assistant||011-23382778|
|15||Shri Pradeep Kumar||Senior Secretariat Assistant||011-23382778|
|16||Shri Bharat Bhushan||Stenographer Grade 'D'||011-23382778|
|17||Shri Rahul Yadav||Senior Secretariat Assistant||011-23382778|
|18||Vacant||Stenographer Grade 'D'||011-23382778|
|20||Shri Vijay Kumar||Junior Secretariat Assistant||-|
|21||Vacant||Junior Secretariat Assistant||011-23382778|
|22||Vacant||Junior Secretariat Assistant||011-23382778|
|23||Vacant||Junior Secretariat Assistant||011-23382778|
|24||Shri Anil Kumar Saini||Staff Car Driver||-|
|25||Shri Rakesh Kumar||MTS||-|
|26||Shri Rambir Singh||MTS||-|
|27||Shri Kuldeep Kumar||MTS||-|
|29||Shri Dhyan Chand||MTS||-|
(x) The Monthly Remuneration received by each of its Officers and Employees, including the System of Compensation as provided in its Regulations.
The monthly remuneration is paid as per the pay scale mentioned against each officer and employee of NALSA.
|S.No.||Name of Officers||Designation||Telephone No.||Scale of Pay as per 7th CPC|
|1||Shri Ashok Kumar Jain||Member Secretary||011-23385321||182200-224100|
|2||Shri Puneet Sehgal||Director||011-23071450||123100-215900|
|3||Shri Kamal Singh||Under Secretary/ Central Public Information Officer||011-23385321||67700-208700|
|4||Shri Shalinder Kumar||Accounts Officer||011-23382778||56100-177500|
|5||Shri Rajeev Kumar Yadav||Section Officer/Asstt. Central Public Information Officer||011-23385321||47600-151100|
|6||Shri Ajay Kumar||Private Secretary||011-23385321||47600-151100|
|7||Smt. Meena||Section Officer||011-23382778||47600-151100|
|9||Smt. Sonia Sharma||Assistant Section Officer||011-23382778||44900-142400|
|10||Shri Avinash Kumar Mahajan||Assistant Section Officer||011-23382778||44900-142400|
|11||Shri Anil Kumar Tanwar||Assistant Section Officer||011-23382778||44900-142400|
|12||Vacant||Senior Secretariat Assistant||011-23382778||25500-81100|
|13||Shri Ramphal||Senior Secretariat Assistant||011-23382778||25500-81100|
|14||Shri Pradeep Kumar||Senior Secretariat Assistant||011-23382778||25500-81100|
|15||Shri Bharat Bhushan||Stenographer Grade 'D'||011-23382778||25500-81100|
|16||Shri Rahul Yadav||Senior Secretariat Assistant||011-23382778||25500-81100|
|17||Shri Vijay Kumar||Junior Secretariat Assistant||-||19900-63200|
|18||Shri Anil Kumar Saini||Staff Car Driver||-||21700-69100|
|19||Shri Rakesh Kumar||MTS||-||21700-69100|
|20||Shri Rambir Singh||MTS||-||21700-69100|
|21||Shri Kuldeep Kumar||MTS||-||21700-69100|
|23||Shri Dhyan Chand||MTS||-||21700-69100|
(xi) Not Applicable.
(xii) Not Applicable.
(xiii) Not Applicable.
(xiv) Not Applicable.
(xv) The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use.
People can get information telephonically or they can visit NALSA between 9.30 AM to 6 PM on any working day for obtaining information.
(xvi) The Names, Designation and Other particulars of the Public Information Officers.
Shri Kamal Singh,
Central Public Information Officer / Transparency Officer,
12/11, Jam Nagar House,
New Delhi- 110011.
Shri Rajeev Kumar Yadav,
Asstt. Central Public Information Officer,
12/11, Jam Nagar House, New Delhi- 110011.
First Appellate Authority
Shri Puneet Sehgal
National Legal Services Authority
12/11, Jam Nagar House
Ph. 011-23385321, 23382121 (Fax).