Press Release from District Legal Services Authority (South)

Yangang, 09 June: District Legal Services Authority (South) and Taluk Legal Services Committee (South) in coordination with the Sikkim State Legal Services Authority organized a Legal Services Camp at Government Senior Secondary School, Yangang, South Sikkikm on 09.06.2019.

The purpose of a Legal Services Camp is to spread awareness about welfare legislations on various Schemes and to strengthen the community’s access to the schemes being implemented by the Legal Services Authority and other Departments of the Government.

The aim is also to identify and connect people to welfare schemes to ensure that fruits of the welfare schemes are passed on to the eligible people. The Camp also looks upon understanding the legal needs of the people by addressing their legal problems and giving appropriate legal advice.

Today’s camp focused mainly on NALSA (Legal Services to the Workers in the Unorganized Sector) Scheme, 2015.

The programme was launched by the Ld. Chairman, DLSA (South) Mr. Jiwan Kumar Kharka in the presence of Secretary DLSA (South), Ms. Jwala D. Thapa. Also present were Ld. Panel Advocates, Mr Bhim S. Pradhan, Ms Sushila Thapa and Mr. Manoj Subba, Doctors and Medical team from Kins Hospital Siliguri (focusing on orthopedic, general medicine and diabetic checkup), P.I., Mr. Chandan Chettri (SHO Ravangla Police Station), S.I., Mr. C.K. Subba (Yangang Out Post), Ms. Arpana Karthak and Ms. Sita Chettri from Social Welfare Department (South), Mr. Basant Kumar Rai from Labour Department (South), Mr. Laxuman Tamang (School Vice Principal In-Charge), Ms. Raj Kumari Thapa (Area MLA Yangang), Ms. Ranjita Gurung (Ex-Para Legal Volunteer of DLSA South), Panchayat President Yangang, Mr. Lakho Tshering Lepcha, Panchayat Vice President Yangang, Mr. Jairam Gupta (Para-Legal Volunteer, DLSA South) and students of the School and the local gentries of Yangang, South Sikkim.

During the programme, two video clips were shown to the public broadcasting the benefits of National Legal Services Authority and Sikkim State Legal Services Authority. Stalls had been set up with representatives from the Health Department, Social Justice Empowerment and Welfare Department, Police Department and Labor Department giving out information relating to various relevant schemes from each of their Departments.

The Ld. Panel Advocates also disbursed information on the legal services provided by the SSLSA and DLSA, specifically Free Legal Aid. The health camp also provided check-up, diagnosis as well as advice to the attendees.
There were more than 400 person who attended the program and received benefits from the camp.