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Legal awareness on poverty alleviation

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 Feb 2016 12:00 AM GMT


SILCHAR, Feb 22: District Legal Services Authority, Cachar, organized a daylong legal awareness programme on ‘poverty alleviation schemes’ at HDBS MV School, Joypur, recently. MH Borbhuiya, secretary of the authority, L Momon Singha, notary public and legal aid counsel, P P Deka, BDO, Joypur, Dilip Rai, supply inspector, Lakhipur food and civil supply department, and B K Kshetri, O/C Joypur, were present in the camp. L Momon Singha conducted the awareness camp who was also the guest speaker.

L Monon Singha spoke about the tiol Legal Services Authority Act, 1987 and the role of the Authority constituted in Cachar. P P Deka touched upon the modalities about the selection of beneficiaries of Indira Awas Yoja (IAY), Mahatma Gandhi tiol Rural Employment Generation Scheme (MGNREGS), old age pension and also about the grounds for cancellation of beneficiaries and the ways for submission of complaints to the department concerned in the event of any grievances.

Dilip Rai dwelt upon the tiol Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013 and the criteria for being enlisted in this scheme. He also referred to the complaint receiving committee at the district level for this scheme. B K Kshetri took the opportunity for maintaining public-police relations for tackling law and order problem. M H Borbhuiya reached out to the large assembly of audience to take advantage of the camp organized.

This has come as a golden opportunity for the poor and unprivileged sections of society to know about their rights and also to whom register their grievances on the spot under the tiol Legal Service Authority Act of 1987. M H Borbhuiya at the same time urged upon the people to settle their disputes amicably instead of rushing to the courts. Moreover, if necessary, legal services authority will help to get free legal aid and services to the needy and poor people, women, children as well as persons belonging to schedule caste, schedule tribe and victims of tural calamities.

His particular appeal to the departments concerned is to listen patiently to the grievances of the target people about poverty alleviation schemes. He assured of his help and cooperation to the poor and needy people to file their complaints to the department concerned. Abid Raja Mazumder and other social activists also spoke on the awareness camp and the necessity of people in the rural areas to attend them and become conscious of their rights. Ratish Deb, headmaster of the M V School and president of the awareness camp, extended his thankfulness to the Legal Services Authority and the organizers of the camp, Evok Club and Forward Club.

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