NOTIFICATION F.NO 17()E-141-XXI-B (II) Dated the 24th June 1996:-In exercises of the power conferred by section 28 of the Legal Services Authority Act,1987(No 39 of 1987), 2[X X X] and in consultation with the Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court,the Govenment of Madhya Pradesh makes the following rules,namely:-

 

1.Short title and Commencement 2. Definitions 3.   Number, experience and qualifications of members of   the State Authority
4. Powers and functions of the Member-Secretary of the State Authority under sub-section(3) of section 6 5. Terms of the office of  the Executive Chairman 6. Special provisions for the partron-in Chief Executive Chairman of the of the State  Legal  Services Authority and Chairman High Court Legal Services Committee
6A. Special provisions for the Chairman of the  District Legal Services Authoritries and the Chairman Taluk/Tahsil/Sub Division   Legal Services Committee 7.Conditions of Services of Executive Chairman in  case of a retired Judge of High Court 8.Meeting  of the State Authority
9. The terms of the office and other conditions relating thereto,of members and Members-Secretary of the State Authority 10. The number of officers and other employees of the State Authority 11. The conditions of the service and the salary and allowances of officers and other employee of the State Authority
12.Experience and qualifications of the members of the High Court   Legal Services Committee 13. The number of officers and othere employee of the High Court   Legal Services Committee  and the conditions of services and the salary and allowances payble to them 14.  The number, experience and   qualifications of members of the District Authority
15. The number, experience and   qualifications of members of the District Authority 16. The conditions of service and the salary and allowances of the officers and other employees of the district Authority 17. The number, experience and   qualifications of members of the Taluk/Tahsil/ Legal Services Committee

18. The number of officers and othere employee of theTaluk/Tahsil/Sub division Legal Services Committee

19. The conditions of service and the salary and allowances of the officers and other employees of the Taluk/Tahsil/Sub division Legal Services Committee 20. The upper limit of annual income of a person entiting him to Legal services under clause(b) of Section 12,if the case is before a court other than t he Supreme Court
21.The experience and qualifications of other persons of the Lok Adalats other than referred to in sub-section (4) of Section 19 22.Absorbtion of officers and employees of Madhya Pradesh Vidhik Sahayata Tatha Vidhik Salah Board 23.Transitory Provisions
24. Matters on which legal service is admissible 25. Modes of providing legal service 26. Headquaters and office of the State Authority

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Short title and commencement

These rules may be called  ' The Madhya Pradesh State Legal Services Authorities Rules, 1996'.

They shall come into force on such date as the State Government may by notification appoint

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.Definitions : In these rules unless the context otherwise requires:-

a." Act "means the Legal Services Authorities Act.1987(No 39 of 1987) 2[X X X]

b." Chairman " means the Executive Chairman of the State Authority, or as the case may be ,the Chairman of the District Authority, or as the case may be,the Chairman of the Taluk /Tehsil/Sub Division Legal   Services Committee

c 2 ["Legal Practitioner"shall have the same meaning as assigned to in the Advocate Act,1961; (No 25 of 1961);]

d 2[  X X X X X X ];

e " Member " means a member of the State Authority or appointed under clause(c) of sub-section (2) of Section 6 odf the Act,or as the case may be;

(f) " Secretary " means the Member-Secretary of the State Legal Services Authority consituted under Section 6 of the Act or , the Secretary of the High Court Legal  Services Committee consituted under section 8-A of the Act ,or the Secretary of the District Legal Services Authority consituted under Section 9 of  Act  or as the case may be;

(g) 2[  X X X X X X ];

(h) 2[  X X X X X X ];

(i) All other words and expressions used in these Rules but not defined and  shall have the meaning, respectively assigned to them in the Act.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Number, Experience and Qualifications of members of  the  State Authority under clause(c) of sub-section(2) of Section 6

(1) The State Authority shall have not more than fifteen Members.

2[(2) The following shall be  the ex-officio members of the State  Authority -

(a) The Chief Secretary,Government of Madhya Pradesh;

(b) Advocate-General of the State;

(c) The Secretary,incharge of the department of finance;

(d) The Secretary,incharge of the department of Home;

(e) The Secretary,incharge of the department of Law and Legislative Affairs;

(f) Registrar General of Madhya Pradesh High Court;

(g) Chairman of the Madhya Pradesh Rajya Anusuchit Janjati Aayog and Madhya Pradesh Rajya Anusuchit Jati Aayog;

(h) Chairman, State Bar Council of Madhya Pradesh;

(i) President,Madhya Pradesh, High Court Bar Association,Jabalpur and ;

(j) Two Chairman of the District Authority, as may be nominated by the sate Government in consulation with the Chief Justice of High Court.

(3) The State Government may nominate ,in consulation with the Chief Justiceof the High Court,other three members from amongst those possessing the experience and qualifications prescribed in sub-rule(4) of this rule]

(4) A person shall not be qualified for nomination as a member of the State Authority unless he is-

(a) an eminent Social Worker who is engaged in the upliftment of the weaker sections of the people,including Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes,women,children,rural and urban labour; or

(b)  an eminent person in the field of law ; or

(c) a person of repute who is specially intrerested in the implementation of the Legal Services Schemes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.The Power and Functions of the Member-Secretary of the State Authority  under sub-section(3) of Section 6

The powers and functions of the Member-Secretary of the State Authority, interalia, shall be

a. to give free legal services to the eligible and weaker sections;

b. to work out modalities of the Legal Services Schemes and programmes approved by the State Authority and ensure their effective monitoring and implementation;

c. to exercise the powers in respect of administrative,House -keeping, Finance and budget matters as Head of the Department in the State Government;

d. to manage the properties, recoreds and   funds of the State Authority;

e. to maintain true and proper accounts of the State Authority including checking and auditing in respect thereof periodically;

f. to prepare Annual Income and Expenditure Accounts and Balance Sheet of the State Authority;

g. to liaise  with the Social Action Groups and District  and Taluk/Tehsil/Sub Division Legal Services Authorities

h. to maintain up-to-date and complete statistical information including progress made in the implementation of various legal services Programmes, from time to time;

i. to process proposals for financial assistance and issue Utilisation Certificate thereof;

j. to organize various legal services programmes as approved by the State Authority and convene Meetings /Seminars and Workshops connected with Legal Services Programmes and preparation of Report and follow-up action thereon;

k. to 1[produce/prepare    video/documentary films publicity material, literature and publications to inform general public about the various aspects of the Legal Services Programmes;

l. to lay stress on the resolution of Rural Disputes and to take extra measures to draw schemes for effective and meaningful legal services for setting Rural Disputes at the door-steps of the rural people;

m. to perform such of the functions as are assigned to him under the Schemes formulated under  section 4 (b) of the Act; and

n. to perform such other functions as may be expedient for efficient functioning of the State Authority;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Terms of the office of the Executive Chairman

1. The Executive Chairman of the State Authority,whether serving or retired Judge of the High Court,shall hold office during the pleasure of the Governor;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.1[Special provisions for the partron-in Chief Executive Chairman of the of the State  Legal  Services Authority and Chairman High Court Legal Services Committee :-

1. The patron-in -Chief,Executive Chairman in case he is a sitting Judge of the High Court and the Chairman,High Court Legal Services Committee,shall be entitled to payment of trevelling allowances and daily allowances in respected of journeys performed in connection with the work of the State  Authority or the  High Court Legal Services Committee as the case may be,as the case may be,in accordance with the provisions of the High Court Judge(Travelling Allowance )Rules.1956

2(i) The patron-in -Chief,and Executive Chairman each shall be provided with a staff car and driver by the State Authority and the expenditure on account of the pay an allowances of the car drivers as well as the maintenance and repairs of the cars shall be borne by the said Authority.

(ii) The Chairman,High Court Legal Services Committee shall be provided with a staff car and driver by the Committee and the expenditure on account of the pay and allowances of the car driver as well as the maintenance and repairs of the cars shall be borne by the Committee

(3) The celing for the petrol consumption for cars provided under sub-Rule (2) shall be 200 liters per month.

(4) The patron-in -Chief and Executive Chairman, State-Legal Services Authority  and Chairman High Court, Legal Services Committee each shall be provided with telephone with S.T.D.facility,and furnished office at the residence and each of them shall be entitled to sumptuary allowances of one thousand rupees per month.]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1[6A.Special provisions for the Chairman of the   District Legal Services Authoritries and the Chairman Taluk/Tahsil/Sub Division    Legal Services Authoritries

The Chairman, District Legal Services Authoritries and the Chairman Taluk/Tahsil/Sub Division Legal Services Authorities shall be entited to sumptuary allowances of Five Hundred rupees and Three Hundred rupee per month respectively.]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.Conditions of Services of Executive Chairman in   case of a retired Judge of High Court

Where The Executive Chairman of the State Authority  is a retired Judge of the  High Court or retired as High Court Judge during his terms of office as Executive Chairman of the State Authority:-

(i) his term and conditions shall be such as are specified in the Government of India,Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure-O.M. no. 19048/7/80-E.IV, dated 8th October,1987 or such other relavent orders of the State Government as may be applicable to the reteired Judge of the High Court appointed on Commissions/Committees;

(ii) he shall be permitted to  subscribe to the Contributory Provident Fund of the State;and

(iii) he shall be entitled to a sumptuary allowances to the tune of the rupees 1[one thousand] per month and paid by the State Authority

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.Meeting  of the State Authority-

(1)       The State Authority shall meet atleast once in the three month.

(2)       The member Secretary may, or when so directed by the Patron-in Chief or in his absence by the Executive Chairman , convene a meeting of the State Authority at the place ,Date and time to be fixed in consultation with the Executive Chairman State Authority

(3)      Any five members of the State Authority may send their requisition  addressed to the Member-Secretary of the State Authority for consideration of the Subject or matter specified in the requisition.

(4)     On receipt of the requisition,The Member-Secretary  shall ,1[with the approval of] the The Patron-in -Chief or,in his absence,with the Executive Chairman ,convene a meeting of the  State Authority for consideration of the subject or matter specified in the requisition:

        Provided that in case the meeting of the State Authority is going to be held within a month from the date of receipt the requisition ,then the subject or matter mentined in the requisition   shall be included for consideration in the agenda of such meeting  with the approval of the Patron-in-Chief, of or in his absence ,the Executive Chairman.

(5)    Any member desiring consideration of any subject or matter at any meeting of the State Authority may intimate in writing such subject or matter to the Member-Secretary and if such intimation is received before notice for the meeting is issued ,it shall be included in the agenda of the meeting with the approval of the Patron-in-Chief or, in his absence,the Executive Chairman but if, however,such intimation is not received before the issue of the notice of the meeting, then the subject or matter mentioned in the notice may be considerd at the meeting with the permission of the the presiding officer at the meeting.

(6)      Member-Secretary shall give seven day's notice to the members for the meeting.

(7)     The Patron-in -Chief of the State Authority or,in his absence,the  Executive Chairman ,shall preside over the meeting of the State Authority.

(8)     All quistions at any meeting of the State Authority shall be deterrmined by a majority of votes of the members present and voting and the Patron-in-Chief ,as the case may be or the  Executive Chairman who may be,or the executive Chairman who may be presiding at the meeting ,shall have a coasting vote in case of an equality of votes

(9)    The quorum for the meeting shall be   one third of the total members of the State Authority.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.The terms of the office and other conditions relating thereto,of members and Members-Secretary of the State Authority under sub-section(4) of Section 6-

(1)        The members of the State Authority nominated under sub-rule (3) of rule 3 and 2(VII) of rule 3 by the State Government shall continue for a term of two years 1[and shall be eligible for renomination for one more term.](Note:Insted of 2(VII)it should be 2(X)

   [(1A)(i)  The State Government may in consultation with the Chief Justice of the High Court remove any member of the   State Authority nominated under sub-rule (3) of rule 3, who-

               (a) fails,without sufficient cause,to attend three consecutive meeting of                        the State Authority;or

               (b) has been adjudged as insolvent;or

               (c) has been convicted of an offence which, in  the option of the State                        Government.involves moral turpitude;or

               (d) has become physically or mentally incapable of acting as a member; or

               (e) has so abused his position as to render his continuance in the State                        Authority prejudicial to the public intrest.]

           (ii)   A members may, by writing under his hand address to the State Government,resign from the State Authority and such resignation shall take effect from the date on which on which it is accepted by the State Government or on the expiry of 30 days from the date of tendering resignation,whichever is earlier.

(2)   The members of the State Authority nominated under sub-rule (3) of rule 3 may in  consultation with the Chief Justice of the High Court be removed by State Government  if in the option of the State Government, he is not desirable to continue as a member.

(3)      If any vacancy of a nominated member under sub-rule (3) of rule 3 ceases to be a  member of the State Authority for any reason, the vacancy shall be filled up in the same manner as the original nomination and the  person so nominated shall continue to be a member for the remaining term of office of the member in whose place he is nominated.

1[(4)    (i)] All  members nominated under sub-rule (3) of rule 3  shall be entitled for payment of traveling allowance and daily allowance in respect of journeys performed in connection with the work of the State Authority and shall be paid by the State Authority in accordance with the provisions of Kerala Service Rules, as applicable to Grade "A" Officers as amended from time to time (Note:In the Guttze is a printing error and it should be 4(a))

    1[(b)] All  members expect the Executive Chairman and Member-Secretary,if they are retired Judges of High Court,shall fuction in an honourary capacity.

1[(5)      All members under sub-rule (2) of rule 3 and those nominated  under sub-rule (3) of rule 3, who happen to be serving Government officer,shall be entitled for payment of traveling allowances and daily allowances in respect of the journeys performed in connection with the work of the State Authority in accordance with the provisions of the rules applicable to them abd be paid by the office from where the concerned members draw their pay and   allowances  and expenditure on this account shall be debited  to the budget head to witch their pay and allowance are debited.]

(6) The Member-Secretary of the State Authority shall be a the wholel time employee and shall hold office for a term not exceeding 5 years.

(7) In all matters like age of retirement, pay and allowances. benefits and entitlements and disciplinary matters the Member-Secretary shall be governed by the 1[Madhya Pradesh Uchcha Nyayik Sewa(Bharti Tatha Sewa Sharten) Niyam,1[1994 and he shall be on deputation to the State  Authority . 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.The number officers and other employees of the State Authority under sub-section(5) of Section 6:-

The State Authority shall have such number of officers and other employee for rendering secretarial assistance for its day to day 1[fuctions as specified in the schedule or] as may be notified by the Sate Government from time to time/inconsultation with the Chief Justice of the the High Court.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.The conditions of the service and the salary and allowances of officers and other employee of the State Authority under sub-section(6) of Section 6

[(1) The officers and other employees of the State Authority shall be entitled to pay and allowances in the scale of pay indicated against each post in the Schedule to these rules or at par with the State Government employees holding equivalent posts in the shedule or at far with officers and employee of the State Government holding equivalent posts]

(2) In all the matters like age of retirement, pensions ,pay and  allowances.other benefits and entitlements and disciplinary matters the officers and other employees of the State Authority shall be governed by the State Government rules as are applicable to 1[ officers and employees of the State Government]   holding equivalent posts.

(3) The officers and other employees of the State Authority shall be entitled to such other facilities,allowances and benefits as may be notified State Government shall be governed by the Central Government from time to time in consultation with the Chief Justice of the High Court.

1[(4) Notwithstanding any thing Contained in these rules, the State Authority shall have power to transfer its officers and other employees and the officers and other employee of the High Court Legal Services Committee, District Legal Services Authorities and Taluk/Tahsil/Sub-Division Legal Services Committees on its own establishment or on the establishments of the   High Court Legal Services Committee, other District Legal Services Authorities or Taluk/Tahsil/SubDivision Legal Services Committees, as the case may be.]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(12) The experience and qualifications of Secretary of the High Court Legal Services Committee under sub-section (3) of Section 8A :

A person shall not be qualified for appointment as Secretary of the High Court Legal Services Committee unless he is an officer of the High Court not below the rank of Additional Registrar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(13)The number of officers and other employees of the High Court Legal Services Committee under sub-section B-A and the conditions of service and the salary and allowances payable to them under sub-section (6) of that section

(1) The High Court Legal Services Committee shall have such number of officers and other employees for rendering secretarial assistance and for its day to day 1[functions as specified in the schedule or] as may be notified by the State Government from time to time in consultation with the Chief Justice   of the High Court.                .,

(2) 2[The Officer and other employees of the High Court Legal Service Committee shall be entitled to pay and allowances in the scale of pay indicated against each post in the Schedule or at par with officers and employees of the State Government holding equivalent posts.]

(3) In all matters like age of retirement, pensions, pay and allowances, other benefits and entitlements and disciplinary matters, the officers and other employees of the High Court Legal Services Committee shall be governed by the State Government Rules as are applicable to 1[officers and employees of the State Government holding] eqivalent -posts..

(4) the officers and other employees of the High Court Legal Services Committee shall be entitled to such other facilities, allowances and benefits as may be notified by the State Government from time to time in consultation with the Chief Justice of the High Court.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.The number, experience and qualification  of members of the District Authority under clause (b) of sub-section (2) of Section 9:

(1) The District Authority shall have not more than eight members             

(2) The following shall be ex-officio members of the District Authority :-

(i) District Magistrate;

(ii) Superintendent of Police;

(iii) Chief Judicial Magistrate; and

(iv) District Government Pleader;

1[(v) The President, District Bar Association.]

(3) The State Government may nominate, in consultation with the Chief Justice of the High Court, other members from amongst Ithose possessing the qualifications and experience prescribed in sub-rule (4) of this rule

(4) A person shall not be qualified for    nomination as a member of the District Authority unless he is  

(a) a dedicated social worker who is engaged in the upliftment of the weaker section of the people, including Scheduled Castes. Scheduled Tribas. Women, Children and rural labour; 

(b) a well versed in the field of law; or

(c) a person of repute who is specially interested in the implementation of the Legal Services Schemes.

1[5 (i) A member of the District Authority nominated under sub-rule (3) by the State Government shall continue for two years and be eligible for renomination for one more term.

(ii) The State Government may in consultation with the Chief Justice of the High Court ,remove any member who

(a)   has been adjudged as insolvent; or

(b) has been convicted of an offence which,in the opinion of  the State Government,involves moral trupitude; or

c) h   (c)   has so abused his position as to render his contmuance in the District Authority Pre-Judicial to the Public interest:  Provided that no member shall be removed on the ground specified in clause (c) unless the Patron-in-Chief or the Executive Chairman ,on a reference made to him in this behalf by the State Government, has on an enquiry made by him in accordance with such procedure as he may specify In this behalf, recommended the removal of such member be removed.

[(iii) A member may, by writing in his hand addressed to the State Government, resign from the District Authority and such resignation shall take effect on the date on which it is accepted by the State Government or on the expiry of 30 days from the date of tendering his resignation, whichever is earlier.

(iv) A member nominated under sub-rule (3) may with the approval of the Chief Justice of the High Court. be removed by the State Government if in the opinion of the State Government he is not desirable to continue as a member.

(v) If any member nominated under subrule (3) ceases to be a member of the District Authority for any reason, the vacancy shall be filled up in the same manner as the original nomination, and the person so nominated shall continue to be a member for the remaining term of the member in whose place he is nominated.

(vi) All members nominated under subRule (3) shall be entitled to payment of Travelling Allowances and Daily Allowances in respect of Journeys performed in connection with the work of the District Authority and shall be paid by the District Authority in accordance with the rules as are applicable to the Grade ' B' officers, of the",

(vii) If the nominated member is a Government Employee, he shall be entitled to only one set of Travelling Allowances and Daily Allowances either from his parent department , or, as the case may be, from the District Authority,]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15. The number of officers and other employees of the District Authority under sub-section (5) Section 9 :

The District Authority shall have such number of officers and other emplo.yees for rendering secretarial assistance and for its, dayto-day 1[functions as specified in the schedule or] as may be notified by the State Government from time to time consultation with the Chief Justice of the High Court.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16.The conditions of service and the salary and allowance of the officers and other employees of the District Authority under sub-section (6) of Section 9 :

1[(1) The officer and other employees of the District Authority shall be entitled to pay and allowances as specified in Schedule or at per with officer and employees of the State Government holding equivalent post.]

(2) In all matters like age of retirement, pensions, pay and allowances, other benefits and entitlements and disciplinary matters, the officers and other employees of the District Authority shall be governed by the State Government Rules as are per applicable to 1[the officers and employees of the State Government ]holding equivalent posts,

(3) The officers and other employees of the District Authority shall be entitled to such other facilities, allowances and benefits as may be notified by the State Government from time to time in consultation with the Chief Justice of the High Court.

1[(4) Subject to the regulations as made by the State Authority the officers and other employees of the District Legal Services Authority shall be under the general control of the State Authority.]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17. The number, experience and qualifications of members of the Talukl Tehsill Sub-Division Legal Services Committee under clause (b) of subsection (2) of Section 11-A

(1) The Taluk/Tehsill Sub-Division Legal Service Committee shall have not more than five members.

(2) The following shall be ex-officio members of the Taluk Tehsils/ Sub-Division Legal Services Committee

1[(i) The President of the Local Bar Association;]

(ii) Sub-Division Officer;

(iii)  Sub-Divisional Police Officer.

(3) The State Government may nominate, in consultation with the Chief Justice of the High Court other members from amongst those possessing the qualifications and experience prescribed in Sub-Rule (4) of this rule.

(4) A person shall not be qualified for nomination as a member of the Taluk/Tehsil/ Sub-Divisional Legal Services Committee unless he is

(a) dedicated social workers who is engaged in the upliftment of the weaker sections of the people, including Scheduled Castes,' Scheduled Tribes, Women, Children and rural labour; or

(b) well versed in the field of law; or

(c) a person of reput who 'is specially interested in the implementation of the Legal Services Schemes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18. The number of officers and other employees of the Talukl Tehsill SubDivision Legal Services Committee under sub-section (3) of Section 11-A

The Taluk/ Tahsil/ Sub-Division Legal Services Committee shall have such number of officers and other employees for rendering secretarial assistance and for its day-to-day 1[functions as specified in the schedule or] as may be notified by the State Government from time to time in consultation with the Chief Justice of the High Court.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19. The conditions of services and the salary and allowances of officers and other employees of the Talukl Tehsil SubDivision Legal Services Committee under sub-section (4) of Section 11-A :

1[(1) The officers and other employees of the Taluk/Tahsill Sub-Division Legal Services Committee shall be entitled to pay and allowances as specified in the Schedule or at par with officers and employees of the State Government holding equivalent posts.]

(2) In all matters like age of retirement. pensions, pay and allowances,other benefits and entitlements and disciplinary matters, the officers and other employees of the Taluk/Tehsil/ Sub-Division Legal Services Committee Shall be governed by the State Government Rules as are applicable to 1[ officers and employees of the State Government ] holding equivalent posts.

(3) The officers and other employees of the Taluk/ Tahsil/ Sub-Division Legal Services Committee shall be entitled to such other facilities allowances and benefits as may be notified by the State Government from time to time in consultation with the Chief Justice of the High Court.

1[(4) Subject to the Regulations made by the State Authority, the officers and other employee of the Taluk/ Tahsil/ Sub-Division Legal Services Committee shall be under the general control of the State Authority.]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20.The upper limit of annual income of a person entitling him to Legal Services under clause (b) of Section 12, if the case is before a court other than the Supreme Court :

Any citizen of India whose annual income from all sources does not exceed As. 50,000(Rupees Fifty Thousand) or such higher amount as may be notified by the State Government from time to time, shall be entitled to legal service under clause (b) of Section 12 of the Act.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                 

 

 

21. The experience and qualifications of other persons of the Lok Adalats other than referred to in sub-section (4) of Section 19 :

A person shall not be qualified to be included in the Bench of Lok Adalat unless he is

(a) A dedicated social worker who is engaged in the upliftment of the weaker sections of the people including Schedule Caste, Scheduled Tribes, Women, Children, rural and urban labour; or

(b) a 1[legal practioner] of standing; or

(c)  a person of repute who is specially interested in the inplementation of the Legal Services Schemes and Programmes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(22).  Absorbtion of officers and employees of Madhya Pradesh Vidhik Sahayata Tatha Vidhik Salah Board :

The officers and employees working in the Madhya Pradesh Vidhik Sahayata Tatha Vidhik Salah Board constitued under the Madhya Pradesh Samaj ke Kamjor Vargon ke Liye Vidhik Sahayata Tatha Vidhik Salah Adhiniyam, 1976 (No. 26 of 1976) at the commencement of these rules shall be treated as the officers and employees of the State Legal Services Authority constituted under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 (No. 39 of 1987) as emended by Legal Services Authorities Act, 1994 (No. 59 of 1994)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23. Transitory Provisions

(1) All assets and liabilities of the Madhya Pradesh Vidhik Sahayata Tatha Vidhik Salah Board, established under section 3 of the Madhya Pradesh Samaj ke kamjor Vorgon ke Liye Vidhik Sahayata Tatha Vidhik Salah. Adhiniyam ,1976(No 26 of 1977 ),on the date of commencement or these rules shall stand vested in the State Authority and the said authority shall have all powers necesary to take possession,of recover and deal with such assets and discharge such liabilities (Note :- The word 'or ' betweenthe words ' commencement ' and  ' these 'is a printing error in the Guzette and shouls have been 'of ' )

(2) Any proceedings pending immediately before the date of commencement or these rules to which the said Board was a party shall be continued as if the State Authority was a party thereof in lieu of the said Board. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(24) Matters on which legal service is admissible

In addition to the case covered under section 12 and 13 of the Act, legal service may be also be provide in all matters where such service shall be aimed at-

(a) amicable settlement of the dispute by bringing about conciliation between the parties to the disputes: and

(b) rendering assistance in complying with various legal requirements in order to secure the benefits under various schemes sponsored by or on behalf of the Central Government or the Government of Madhya Pradesh or any other public authority for the welfare of the general public or any section there of.]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(25) Modes of providing legal service

Legal Service may be given in all /any one or more of the following modes ; namely :-

(a) by payment of court fee ,process fee, expenses of witnesses and paper book, lawyers fee and all other charges payable in connection with any legal proceedings;

(b) through representation by a legal practisioner in legal procedings;

(c) by supplying certified copies of judgments :orders,notes of evidence and other documents in legal proceedings;

(d) by preparation of paper book,including printing ,typing , and translation of documents in legal proceedings;

(e) by drafting of legal documents ; and

(f) by giving legal advice on any legal matter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(26)Headquaters and office of the State Authority

Headquaters and office of the State Authority shall be located at Jabalpur,the main Seat of the High Court.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27 The following shedule shall be added, namely :-

[SHEDULE]

(Note:  shedule in  seperately given)

Indications

1.Published in Madhya Pradesh Gazette(extraordinary) dated      24th June 1996

2.The Rules came into force w.e.f. 01/04/97 while notification      F.No 17(E)141/95/21-B(II) dated 01/03/97