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Dept of Justice celebrates 1.5 lac registrations of Tele-Law, felicitates 3 top village level entrepreneurs

New Delhi, Jan 22 (UNI) The Department of Justice on Wednesday celebrated 1,50,000 registrations for advice on Tele-Law, which is an initiative to provide pre-litigation advice to the needy people, here.
The event was organised by CSC Corporation in association with the Department of Justice.
The workshop was attended by a large number of Para Legal Volunteers and Village Level Entrepreneurs of Common Service Centres (CSCs).
It was highlighted in the workshop that Tele-Law provided a platform give pre-litigation advice to the needy and unreached sections of the society.
"A need was felt to strengthen this programme to combine digital technology with persons having knowledge of law for better functioning", an official statement said.
Speaking on the training programme, the Secretary, Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice, Dr. Alok Srivastava said that the Tele-Law Team has trained 930 Master Trainers who will in turn train about 56 thousand Para Legal Volunteers (PLVs) and Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLEs) all over the country.
The Tele-Law initiative was launched on April 20, 2017 with an aim to provide legal advices in the villages through CSCs.
A pilot project started in 1800 CSCs in 11 states in UP, Bihar, North Eastern States and Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir.
This scheme has been expanded to 115 Aspirational Districts in 100 days programme of the Government of India.
A dedicated website on Tele-Law is maintained by the Department of Justice which has been designed with support from CSC eGovernance and has translated in to 22 languages.
A Tele-Law mobile application is available for the PLVs to pre-register Tele-Law cases.
A Tele-Law Dashboard is also developed with decentralized features for login and registration of cases and view the status of cases added for Panel Lawyers, Para Legal Volunteers etc.
On the occasion, top three transacting VLEs under Tele Law were awarded.
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