Two days Legal Literacy cum Training Programmes for GBs Held.
Publish Date : 03/03/2020
Aalo 29th Feb:- Two days Legal literacy cum Training Programme on ”Synergy between customary practices and formal laws” for Gaon Bura and Gaon Burhis of Shi Yomi, Leppa Rada, Upper Subansiri and West Siang district under access to justice North East and Jammu & Kashmir Project gets underway at Gumin today. This programme is being organized by AP Legal Service Authority in collaboration with Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice, Govt. of India.
Attending the inaugural session as the Chief Guest, the West Siang Deputy Commissioner Smti Swetika Sachan said that free legal services for economically backward classes is a boon Lok Adalat which forms a part of this programme is key for settling criminal and civil cases through quickest means. Many tribal customary laws as enshrined in Assam Frontier regulation Act have been codified under Bogum Boka Keba to suit the present needs and institution of GBs should be able to settle petty local disputes in the village without any influence and fair manner in the lowest level of administration. She also stressed on training to GBs on civil and criminal nature of cases they can handle in village level.
Highlighting on introduction of Legal Service Authorities and programme objectives, Smti Jaweplu Chai, Member Secretary APSLSA disclosed that free and competent advocates are pressed into service for the poor and needy people ever since the separation of Judiciary in 2010. Amended laws and projects like Legal Aid Clinic are being emphasized in the two training programe for GBs to acquaint them with changing context of laws. Shri Tage Halley, AD&SJ cum Chairman DLSA West Siang and Upper Subansiri and Shri Habung Tangu,CJM cum Secretary DLSA West Siang also spoke on legal aspects and objective behind conducting the programme.
In the technical Session, Shri Kebom Taso Advocate, Shri Minrik Noshi, Shri Todak Ado and Gorik Kamduk spoke in detail on Village administration under Regulation Act of 1945, Forest Laws and Land holding system with special reference to Arunachal Pradesh, Various beneficial schemes of Central and State govt. and tribal customary laws for women& State govt. RTI Act,2009.