State legal authority organises mega camp

The theme was based on rights of unorganised labour, transgender and commercial sex workers

Published - February 26, 2018 01:50 am IST - New Delhi

 People queue up for redress of Aadhaar related-queries at the Mega Lok Adalat organised by the Delhi State Legal Services Authority in New Delhi on Saturday.

People queue up for redress of Aadhaar related-queries at the Mega Lok Adalat organised by the Delhi State Legal Services Authority in New Delhi on Saturday.

How do you bring the various government schemes with all its benefits directly to the people? A simple solution is to organise a fair where the people will come and avail the benefits displayed by the government.

The Delhi State Legal Service Authority (DSLSA) did the same with its Mega Legal Services Camp through which it was able to reach out to around 7,000 people including 200 transgender and over 100 sex workers who were given assistance on various government schemes.

‘A success’

Acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court Gita Mittal said the camp was made successful because of the participation of the government, Delhi Police, DSLSA, District Legal Services Authorities (North and North-West) and others. She also distributed wheelchairs to differently-abled children.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia commended DSLSA for bringing different departments of the government at one spot to facilitate schemes for the poor.’

The main theme of Saturday’s camp organised by DSLSA was ‘Rights of Unorganised Labour and transgender and Commercial Sex Workers’.

The transgender and commercial sex workers were informed about the schemes available for them. Also, they were assisted during filling forms on the same.

Stalls with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) testing facilities were set up to focus on the health issues of the commercial sex workers.

Queries on Aadhaar

Various government departments had set up a stall for providing services such as Aadhaar Cards enrolment and updation, ration card, pension, schemes related to senior citizens, women, and children.

‘Free health check-up’

Department of Environment distributed a free plant sample to all the participants.

The health camp witnessed over 1,000 people avail free health check-up and medical aides.

The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) had set up its stall to spread awareness on cleanliness and segregation of wet and dry waste.

Handmade products like paintings, woodwork, and even food items by Tihar Jail inmates were displayed for sale in the stalls.

The camp is part of an initiative under National Legal Service Authority (NALSA) which aims to connect people with their entitlements under various Central and State-sponsored welfare schemes or legislation.

The first such camp was held successfully in Assam.

Supreme Court judge, Justice Ranjan Gogoi, executive chairman of NALSA, had last month said that each State and Union Territories will set up such camps every month between January and March.

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