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In a significant step towards ramping up legal aid facilities in the country, the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee (SCLSC) today inaugurated video conferencing facility in the Supreme Court complex.
The main object of the facility is to provide jail inmates the opportunity to interact with panel advocates of SCLSC.
The facility was inaugurated by Justice Dipak Misra, who is the Executive Chairman of NALSA in the presence of Justice Ranjan Gogoi, the Chairman of SCLSC.
The facility can be used by jail inmates to voice their grievances regarding their cases pending in Supreme Court.
The convicts lodged in jails had many a time raised issues regarding their cases pending in Supreme Court. While interaction with panel lawyers allotted by SCLSC has been a problem, many of them are also unable to track the status of their cases. The launch of video conferencing facility is expected to provide a relief to such problems.
Besides video conferencing facility, the SCLSC has also revamped its web portal to enhance efficiency and outreach.