ANDHRA PRADESH

Workshop for para-legal volunteers inaugurated

Staff Reporter

Over 150 are taking part in the camp

Volunteers to act as a bridge between judiciary and publicLawyers report dearth of space for car parking

VIJAYAWADA: District Collector Navin Mittal on Saturday inaugurated a two-day training camp for para legal services volunteers organised by District Legal Services Authority with an emphasis on creating awareness among general public on several legal issues. Over 150 volunteers are taking part in the camp to enhance their knowledge in legal terminology and issues with an aim to help public get speedy justice.

Modalities

District Sessions Judge S. Ravi Kumar said both the State and Central Governments gave importance to para legal services for the benefit of the general public. "These volunteers will advise petitioners on the modalities of approaching the case," he added. Metropolitan Sessions Judge I. J. Prabhakar said that these volunteers would act as a bridge between judiciary and public."We have such volunteers in medical and military services. The introduction of para legal volunteers will be of great help to people fighting their legal cases in the courts. For the speedy redressal of cases the role of these volunteers is paramount.The role of media is also appreciable in creating legal awareness among public," he pointed out.

Intricacies

District Bar Federation chairman Hazarathayya Gupta dealt with several marriage acts and the intricacies involved in inter-caste and inter-religious marriages. District Legal Services Authority secretary M. Srikanth Achari and Bezwada Bar Association president M.S.Krishna attended the camp.

When lawyers brought to the notice of the Collector about the dearth of space for car parking in the court premises, heinspected the adjacent Irrigation Department site.