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  1. The Particulars of organizations, functions and duties.

The Bihar State Legal Services Authority (BSLSA) has been constituted under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 to provide free Legal Services to the weaker sections of the society and to organize Lok Adalats for amicable settlement of disputes. To give effects to the policies and directions of the NALSA and to give free legal services to the people and conduct Lok Adalat in every District, District Legal Services Authority has been constituted.

THE SECTIONS OF THE SOCIETY AS ENLISTED UNDER SECTION 12 OF THE LEGAL SERVICES AUTHORITIES ACT ARE ENTITLED FOR FREE LEGAL SERVICES, THEY ARE :

A.) A MEMBER OF A SCHEDULED CASTE OR SCHEDULED TRIBE;
B.) A VICTIM OF TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN BEINGS OR BEGAR AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 23 OF THE CONSTITUTION;
C.) A WOMAN OR A CHILD;
D.) A MENTALLY ILL OR OTHERWISE DISABLED PERSON;
E.) A PERSON UNDER CIRCUMSTANCES OF UNDESERVED WANT SUCH AS BEING A VICTIM OF A MASS DISASTER, ETHNIC VIOLENCE, CASTE ATROCITY, FLOOD, DROUGHT, EARTHQUAKE OR INDUSTRIAL DISASTER; OR
F.) AN INDUSTRIAL WORKMAN; OR
G.) IN CUSTODY, INCLUDING CUSTODY IN A PROTECTIVE HOME WITHIN THE MEANING OF CLAUSE (G) OF SECTION 2 OF THE IMMORAL TRAFFIC (PREVENTION) ACT, 1956(104 OF 1956); OR IN A JUVENILE HOME WITHIN THE MEANING OF CLAUSE(J) OF SECTION 2 OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE ACT, 1986 (53 OF 1986); OR IN A PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL OR PSYCHIATRIC NURSING HOME WITHIN THE MEANING OF CLAUSE (G) OF SECTION 2 OF THE MENTAL HEALTH ACT, 1987(14 OF 1987);OR
H.) A PERSON IN RECEIPT OF ANNUAL INCOME LESS THAN THE AMOUNT MENTIONED IN THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE (OR ANY OTHER HIGHER AMOUNT AS MAY BE PRESCRIBED BY THE STATE GOVERNMENT), IF THE CASE IS BEFORE A COURT OTHER THAN THE SUPREME COURT, AND LESS THAN RS 5 LAKH, IF THE CASE IS BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT.

AS PER SECTION 19 OF BSLSA, REGULATION, 1998:- FOLLOWING PERSONS WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR LEGAL AID:-
[EVERY PERSON WHO IS A BONAFIDE RESIDENT OF BIHAR AND WHO HAS TO FILE OR DEFEND A CASE IN ANY CIVIL, CRIMINAL, OR REVENUE COURT OR BEFORE ANY TRIBUNAL, JUVENILE JUSTICE BOARD, CONSUMER FORUM OR ANY OTHER JUDICIAL OR QUASI JUDICIAL AUTHORITY, SHALL BE ENTITLED TO LEGAL SERVICES, IF THAT PERSON IS ENTITLED FOR LEGAL SERVICES UNDER SECTION 12 OF LEGAL SERVICES AUTHORITIES ACT, 1987 OR IF HE IS—

(A) A TRANSGENDER; OR
(B) A SENIOR CITIZEN: OR
(C) A PERSON INFECTED WITH HIV OR SUFFERING FROM CANCER OF ANY TYPE; OR
(D) A WORKER OF UNORGANIZED SECTOR OR:
(E) AN ACID ATTACK VICTIM OR;
(F) A PERSON HAVING ANNUAL INCOME NOT MORE THAN RS. 1,50,000 OR AS MAY BE FIXED UNDER RULE 16 OF BIHAR STATE LEGAL SERVICES AUTHORITIES RULES, 1996 FROM TIME TO TIME OR;
(G) NOTWITHSTANDING THE LIMIT OF INCOME, THE LEGAL SERVICES COMMITTEE, DISTRICT AUTHORITY OR STATE AUTHORITY MAY GRANT LEGAL AID IN THE FOLLOWING MATTERS :¬
(I) IN CASE OF GREAT PUBLIC IMPORTANCE:
(II) IN A CASE , THE DECISION OF WHICH IS LIKELY TO AFFECT NUMEROUS PERSONS BELONGING TO THE WEAKER SECTION OF THE COMMUNITY.
(III) IN ANY OTHER CASE IN WHICH ANY PERSON , FOR REASONS TO BE RECORDED IN WRITING BY THE CHAIRMAN IS ENTITLED TO LEGAL AID.]

A WOMAN IS ENTITLED FOR FREE LEGAL AID IRRESPECTIVE OF HER INCOME OR FINANCIAL STATUS. A WOMAN IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR FREE LEGAL AID BY VIRTUE OF SECTION 12(C) OF THE LEGAL SERVICES AUTHORITIES ACT, 1987.

A CHILD IS ELIGIBLE FOR FREE LEGAL AID TILL THE AGE OF MAJORITY I.E. 18 YEARS. THIS IS EFFECTUATED BY SECTION 12 (C) OF THE LEGAL SERVICES AUTHORITIES ACT, 1987.

  • Free Legal Services can be availed from

1. Bihar State Legal Services Authority, Budh Marg, Opposite Museum, Patna-1.
2. High Court Legal Services Committee, Patna High Court.
3. District Legal Services Authority situated in the District Courts Complex in every District of the State.

  • LOK ADALAT

Lok Adalat is a forum where the disputes/cases pending in the court of law or at pre-litigation stage are settled/compromised amicably. Lok Adalat has been given statutory status under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987. An award made by the Lok Adalat is deemed to be decree of a civil court and is final and binding on all parties. No appeal lies before any court against it.

  • NATURE OF CASES TO BE REFERRED TO LOK ADALATS

1. Any case pending before any court.
2. Any dispute which has not been brought before any court and is likely to be filed before any court.
Provided that any matter relating to an offence not compoundable under the law shall not be referred to/settled in Lok Adalat.

  • HOW TO GET THE CASE REFERRED TO THE LOK A DALAT FOR SETTLEMENT

  • Case pending before the courts:
    • If the parties agree to settle the dispute in Lok Adalat or
    • One of the parties make an application to the court or
    • The court is satisfied that the matter is an appropriate one for settlement in Lok Adalat.
  • Any dispute at pre-litigative stage:

The State Legal Services Authority or District Legal Services Authority as the case may be, on receipt of an application from any one of the parties to any pre-litigation stage matter refers such matter to the Lok Adalat for amicable settlement.

  • Functions / Duties

The Authority performs the functions as prescribed in the Legal Services Authorities Act 1987.

  1. The powers and duties of its officers and employees.

The officers and employees discharge their functions as prescribed under Bihar State Legal Services Authority Rules, 1996.

  1. The procedure followed in the decision-making process, including channels of supervision and accountability.

As per the provisions of the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 and the Bihar State Legal Services Authority Rules, 1996.

  1. The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions.

The Authority is discharging its functions in accordance with the Legal Services Authority Act, 1987 and the Bihar State Legal Services Authority Rules, 1996.

  1. The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions.
    1. The Bihar State Legal Services Authority Rules 1996.
    2. Bihar State Legal Services Authority Regulation,1998.
    3. The rules, regulations, instructions issued by NALSA from time to time for discharging the functions of BSLSA & DLSAs.
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  1. A directory of its officers and employees
S.N. Name Designation Telephone No
01 Sri Krishna Murari Sharan Member Secretary, Appellate Authority 0612-2508943
FAX- 0612-2508390
02 Sri Ravi Ranjan Joint Secretary, Public Information Officer 0612-2508441
FAX- 0612-2508390
03 Sri Krishna Gopal Registrar, Assistant Public Information Officer 0612-2508366
FAX- 0612-2508390
04 Ms. Anupama Assistant Registrar
05 Ms. Priya Shekhar Assistant Registrar
06 Sri Rajan Kumar Stenographer
07 Sri Krishna Prasad Stenographer
08 Sri Jeewan Lal Lower Division Clerk
09 Sri Sushil Kumar Lower Division Clerk
10 Sri Rakesh Ranjan Lower Division Clerk
11 Sri Ajit Kumar Lower Division Clerk
12 Anwar Raza Lower Division Clerk
13 Sri Jwala Prasad Verma Lower Division Clerk
14 Sri Niraj Kumar Thakur Lower Division Clerk
15 Sri Shiv Prasad Lower Division Clerk
16 Sri Himanshu Shekhar Sinha Lower Division Clerk
17 Sri Anil Kr. Singh Driver
18 Md. Nabi Alam Driver
19 Sri Amit Kumar-I Office Attendant
20 Sri Amit Kumar-II Office Attendant
21 Sri N. K. Bharti Office Attendant
22 Sri Shiv Kumar Office Attendant
23 Najir Ahmad Office Attendant
24 St. Sunita Duwedi Office Attendant
25 Sri R. P. Singh Office Attendant
26 Sri Lalan Shah Office Attendant
27 St. Lal Muni Devi Sweeper
28 Sri Dashram urao Night Guard
  • Staff working on Contract Basis in the BSLSA & Mobile Lok Adalat Unit
S.N. Name Designation
01 Sri Pritam Kumar Bishwas Computer Operator
02 Sri Rajesh Kumar LDC
03 Sri Mukesh Kumar LDC
04 Sri Rajeev Kumar Peon
05 Sri Umesh Kumar Rajak Peon
06 Sri Deepak Kumar Pandit Driver
07 Md. Matin Driver
  1. The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations.

The Schedule has been mentioned in BSLSA Rules, 1996 as revised from time to time.

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  1. The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use

People can get information telephonically or they can visit BSLSA between 10.30 AM to 5.00 PM on any working day for obtaining information.


16. The names, designation and other particulars of the Public Information Officers.



Sri Ravi Ranjan
Public Information Officer for Bihar State Legal Services Authority,
Budh Marg, Opposite Museum
Patna, 800001
Ph. No. - 0612- 2508441

Sri Krishna Gopal
Asstt. Public Information Officer for Bihar State Legal Services Authority,
Budh Marg, Opposite Museum
Patna, 800001
Ph. No. - 0612- 2508366

Sri Krishna Murari Sharan
Appellate Authority for Bihar State Legal Services Authority,
Budh Marg, Opposite Museum
Patna, 800001
Ph. No. 0612- 2508943 / Fax- 0612- 2508390

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