The Allahabad High Court on Thursday launched the official website for providing legal assistance to middle income groups at nominal fees and expenses.
The Website namely "Allahabad High Court Middle Income Group Legal Aid Society" may be accessed here.
Individuals whose gross total income is between Rs. 6,00,000/- and 12,00,000/- per annum are entitled to avail advisory as well as representational services being offered by the Society on all Civil, Criminal, Revenue and corporate matters.
Advisory services—furnished free of cost (prescribed fees applicable in case matter is referred to Mediation)
Representational services—offered at predetermined token/nominal charges.
The services offered will not be limited to the Allahabad High Court but will also include services before the Mediation and Conciliation Centre of the Allahabad High Court as well as arbitration proceedings falling within the jurisdiction of the Allahabad High Court.
Further, these services may be availed via whatsapp, e-mail, group chats and other electronic means. The requirement of travel if at all would principally be for signing of petitions/affidavits.
The official website is available in Hindi as well as in English. The proportionality of use of the scheme will increase in frequency with the diversity in the language provided.
"With the launch of the official website of the Allahabad High Court Middle Income Group Income Group Legal Aid Society, the Allahabad High Court seeks to forward the core values of enabling and serving those who belong to the middle income group by providing them access to convenient, competent and reliable legal aid," a press note issued by the society states.
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