National Legal Services Authority (NALSA)

  • Recently, the President nominated Justice Sanjiv Khanna, the second senior-most judge of the Supreme Court, as the Executive Chairperson of the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA).
  • NALSA has been constituted under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987, to provide free legal services to the weaker sections of society and to organise Lok Adalats for amicable settlement of disputes.
  • The prime objective of NALSA is the speedy disposal of cases and reducing the burden on the judiciary.
  • The Chief Justice of India is the patron-in-chief of NALSA, while the second senior most judge of the Supreme Court of India is the ....
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