Chandel: A one-day awareness programme on the government’s social welfare schemes and sensitization on the Tele Law legal service was held at the multipurpose hall, Mini Secretariat Complex, Chandel on Friday.
The programme was organised by the District Legal Services Authority, Chandel, in collaboration with District Administration Chandel. The programme was organised as a part of the Integrated Delivery of Legal Services (IDLS-DISHA Scheme), which is jointly implemented by the DoJ, the Government of India, & NALSA.
Speaking on the occasion, SDO, Chakpikarong, Chirom Somorendro Singh, citing the examples of the Chakpikarong Subdivision, said that many people who are in real need of these government welfare schemes are not getting the benefits due to a lack of awareness. He asked the village heads and the village authorities to help create awareness among the villagers and also appealed to the SDOs of other districts for the same.
Member Secretary, CWC, Tengnoupal, and Darngam Khaling spoke in length on the special welfare schemes for women and children. She also interacted with village heads present at the function.
Retainer Lawyer, DLSA, Chandel, Jacky Lucy introduced the concept of Telelaw Legal Services. She went into great detail about Tele Legal services and their advantages.Explaining the details of these services, she said that though they had been in practise for some years in other parts of the country, they had been reintroduced in our state recently, and she urged the people to create awareness about these services so that people in need can take advantage of them.
Today’s programme was attended by the village heads of the district, DLOs, and other stakeholders.