The government today said it has started ‘Tele-Law’ to facilitate free legal consultation service across 1,000 common service centres in rural areas of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar as a pilot project. “In its effort to make legal aid easily accessible to the marginalised communities and citizens living in rural areas, the Government of India has launched the ‘Tele-Law’,”.
The Ministry of Law and Justice partnered with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) to provide legal aid services through its Common Service Centres (CSC) at the panchayat level, spread across the country. In the first phase, the ‘Tele-Law’ scheme will be tested as a pilot across 500 Common service Centres (CSC) each in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar to understand the challenges and make necessary corrections to the scheme before it is scaled up and rolled out across the country in a phased manner. The cost of service will be available for free to individual legal consultation seeker under the scheme, CSC e- Governance Services India’s CEO Dinesh Tyagi had said earlier.