Tele-Law in Aspirational Districts
 

About Expansion of Tele-Law Programme in 112 Aspirational Districts -

Based on the wide response garnered in the pilot states and the urgency for the common man to receive legal advice as first step towards access to justice, Tele-Law is one of the key programme of Department of Justice that has also been flagged as a part of 100 days programme of the newly constituted Government of India. In continuation, it is now aimed to expand the Tele-Law programme to the 112 Aspirational Districts across 27 states that are earmarked as pockets of under-development. These 112 Districts have been described as Aspirational rather than backward so that they are viewed as islands of hope and opportunity rather than areas of distress and hopelessness. The Aspirational Districts programme are being measured on the indices of education, health and nutrition, agriculture and water resources, financial inclusion, basic infrastructure and skills.

Aspiring to fulfil the Government commitment of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaash, Sabka Vishwas there is a need to amalgamate “Sabka Nyaya” as a fourth pillar to empowerment and development in the country. In this regard Department of Justice could act as a force multiplier on the desired outcomes in these Aspirational districts. Working towards strengthening free legal aid in India, the Tele-Law programme would cover 21,502 CSCs in 112 Aspirational Districts across 27 States in cooperation with National Legal Service Authority (NALSA), State / District Legal Service Authority and CSC e-Governance Service Limited. To ensure that this service is effectively used 21,502, Tele-Law Para legal volunteers from within the communities would be engaged to act as bridge to connect the beneficiary with the Panel Lawyer.

Coverage

Sr.No. State Name District Name No. of CSCs
1 Andhra Pradesh Vizianagaram 242
2 Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatanam 238
3 Andhra Pradesh Y.S.R. 213
4 Arunachal Pradesh Namsai 3
5 Assam Goalpara 93
6 Assam Barpeta 129
7 Assam Hailakandi 76
8 Assam Baksa 56
9 Assam Darrang 104
10 Assam Udalguri 127
11 Assam Dhubri 204
12 Bihar Sitamarhi 297
13 Bihar Araria 234
14 Bihar Purnia 272
15 Bihar Katihar 225
16 Bihar Muzafarpur 287
17 Bihar Begusarai 222
18 Bihar Khagaria 124
19 Bihar Banka 165
20 Bihar Sheikhpura 62
21 Bihar Aurangabad 212
22 Bihar Gaya 272
23 Bihar Nawada 148
24 Bihar Jamui 137
25 Chhattisgarh Korba 303
26 Chhattisgarh Rajnandgaon 349
27 Chhattisgarh Mahasamund 425
28 Chhattisgarh Kanker 280
29 Chhattisgarh Narayanpur 41
30 Chhattisgarh Dantewada 102
31 Chhattisgarh Bijapur 164
32 Chhattisgarh Bastar 330
33 Chhattisgarh Kondagaon 116
34 Chhattisgarh Sukma 63
35 Gujarat Dahod 332
36 Gujarat Narmada 121
37 Haryana Mewat 302
38 Himachal Pradesh Chamba 211
39 Jammu & Kashmir Kupwara 190
40 Jammu & Kashmir Baramula 188
41 Jharkhand Garhwa 145
42 Jharkhand Chatra 143
43 Jharkhand Giridih 304
44 Jharkhand Godda 176
45 Jharkhand Sahibganj 121
46 Jharkhand Pakur 113
47 Jharkhand Bokaro 215
48 Jharkhand Lohardaga 59
49 Jharkhand Purbi Singhbhum 166
50 Jharkhand Palamu 251
51 Jharkhand Latehar 94
52 Jharkhand Hazaribagh 193
53 Jharkhand Ramgarh 111
54 Jharkhand Dumka 175
55 Jharkhand Ranchi 209
56 Jharkhand Khunti 53
57 Jharkhand Gumla 123
58 Jharkhand Simdega 53
59 Jharkhand Pashchimi Singhbhum 98
60 Karnataka Raichur 149
61 Karnataka Yadgir 95
62 Kerala Wayanad 24
63 Madhya Pradesh Chhatarpur 453
64 Madhya Pradesh Damoh 368
65 Madhya Pradesh Barwani 155
66 Madhya Pradesh Rajgarh 367
67 Madhya Pradesh Vidisha 345
68 Madhya Pradesh Guna 333
69 Madhya Pradesh Singrauli 315
70 Madhya Pradesh Khandwa 315
71 Maharashtra Nandurbar 290
72 Maharashtra Washim 307
73 Maharashtra Gadchiroli 396
74 Maharashtra Osmanabad 391
75 Manipur Chandel 10
76 Meghalaya Ri-bhoi 39
77 Mizoram Mamit 17
78 Nagaland Kiphire 10
79 Odisha Dhenkanal 148
80 Odisha Gajapati 72
81 Odisha Kandhamal 112
82 Odisha Balangir 285
83 Odisha Kalahandi 214
84 Odisha Rayagada 91
85 Odisha Koraput 103
86 Odisha Malkangiri 77
87 Odisha Nawarangpur 96
88 Odisha Nuapada 45
89 Punjab Moga 366
90 Punjab Firozpur 766
91 Rajasthan Dholpur 108
92 Rajasthan Karauli 165
93 Rajasthan Jaisalmer 128
94 Rajasthan Sirohi 90
95 Rajasthan Baran 214
96 Sikkim West Sikkim 15
97 Tamil Nadu Virudhunagar 473
98 Tamil Nadu Ramanathapuram 118
99 Telangana Asifabad 0
100 Telangana Bhopalapalli 0
101 Telangana Bhadradri - Kothagudem 0
102 Tripura Dhalai 62
103 Uttar Pradesh Chitrakoot 241
104 Uttar Pradesh Fatehpur 304
105 Uttar Pradesh Bahraich 324
106 Uttar Pradesh Shrawasti 223
107 Uttar Pradesh Balrampur 271
108 Uttar Pradesh Siddharthnagar 453
109 Uttar Pradesh Chandauli 331
110 Uttar Pradesh Sonbhadra 340
111 Uttrakhand Udham Singh Nagar 204
112 Uttrakhand Haridwar 223
TOTAL 21,502