ZDLSA, TDLSA training for PL and PLVs

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Dimapur, March 28: Zunheboto District Legal Services Authority (ZDLSA) and Tuensang District Legal Services Authority organised one-day training programme for Panel Lawyers (PL) and Para-Legal Volunteers (PLVs) in their respective district on March 27.
ZDLSA:
ZDLSA organized a training programme for Panel Lawyers and Para Legal Volunteers at District Court Complex, Zunheboto on March 27. Niechochiyi Suyie, District & Sessions Judge and Chairman ZDLSA delivered a short speech to the participants and exhorted them to carry forward the objective of legal services till the grass root level.
The resource person, Atoka Achumi, JMFC and Secretary of ZDLSA highlighted the role and responsibilities of Panel Lawyers. Resource person Easter H Yepthomi, Panel Lawyer ZDLSA spoke on the duties and responsibilities of Para Legal Volunteers and encouraged them to work for the weaker and neglected sections of society. The programme was chaired by Tovi Z. Yeptho, Retainer Lawyer ZDLSA and was attended by Panel Lawyers and Para Legal Volunteers from all the Legal Aid Centres under Zunheboto district.
TDLSA:
TDLSA organised training programme with the PLVs at Navinn conference Hall, Tuensang on March 27. Chairperson Hongsayemjong PLV, front office gave the introduction of the training and also welcomed the new Principal District & Sessions Judge and Chairman TDLSA, Victo Sema.
Victo Sema welcomed the PLV’s and also seek cooperation from every corner to work together for the poor and marginalized section of the society and to deliver Access to Justice for all. He also refreshed the PLV’s with Do’s and Don’ts while performing their duties and encouraged to work whole heartedly and also briefly highlighted some important tips to be kept in mind while filing an FIR.
N Kano, CJM & Secretary TDLSA, spoke on the Role of the PLV’s in dealing with the domestic and child labour related issues.
He also said that the role of the PLV is to give awareness to the general public about various laws dealing with child and identify child victims and render legal services if need be.
Cheliam Khiamniungan, Master Trainer, NSLSA gave a power point presentation on implementation of NALSA schemes where services rendered by the PLV’s were highlighted and encouraged the PLV’s to gather more information so as to give effect to NALSA schemes through their active participation.
Explaining on the basic features of RTI, she further appraised that RTI is a tool to participate in development by seeking information on all subjects that is of public importance.
Speaking on the eligibility criteria and benefits that can be availed through various welfare schemes, Yimtsusangla Chang, Master Trainer, NSLSA informed on schemes such as Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme, Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme, Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme, Financial assistance of Destitute women, National Family Benefit scheme, Nagaland Building and other Construction workers, Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) and Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK).
She also encouraged the PLVs to sensitize the public more on the schemes under Postal Department such as Basic Deposit Account which can be opened with the minimum of Rs. 100, SSA (Sukanya Samriddhi Account) for the girl child below 10 years of age with a policy term of 21 years and (SCSS), Senior Citizen Saving Scheme for 60 years and above for 5 years policy terms which are much needed schemes for the downtrodden people of Tuensang area and also relevant to NALSA schemes.
(Page News Service)