Union Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju today launched the Citizen’s Tele-Law Mobile App. This app would directly connect beneficiaries with panel attorneys offering legal advice and consultation.
The app was launched as part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations, celebrated by the Ministry of Justice from November 8-14. The Justice Department’s Department of Justice launched a week-long campaign last Monday to empower people to rightfully claim their rights and quickly remedy difficulties through pre-litigation advice.
Addressing the event, Kiren Rijiju said that the new India is being developed through PM Modi’s digital India vision and that under this scheme the electronic interface platform Tele Law has been developed.
“It is a platform to strengthen the pre-litigation mechanism in the country.”
The minister said that the objective of this platform is to achieve Sabka Prayas Sabka Nyay. He called for people to come together to empower ordinary people and bring justice to them in the time of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.
Kiren Rijiju also announced the expansion of Tele-Law into 75,000 Gram Panchayats covering all states and UT as part of 75 years of India’s independence celebrations.
He also called on lawyers to join the Tele-Law movement and provide legal advice and consultation as basic steps of legal aid services. He appreciated the team effort of all the frontline officials which enabled Tele-Law to cross the mark of 12 lakh+ recipients and urged the ethics of Sabka Prayas,
Rijiju encouraged participants to download the Citizens’ Tele-Law mobile application to optimize the mechanism of delivering citizen-centred justice.
The event also witnessed congratulations from 124 frontline officials including paralegal volunteers, village-level contractors, panel lawyers and state coordinators representing different corners of the country.