Training programme for PLVs concludes at Kargil

Kargil, Apr 11: A three-day training programme for the newly appointed Para Legal Volunteers (PLVs) concluded today at District Court Complex, Kargil.
The programme organized by the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) Kargil was held with an objective to enlighten the PLVs about the constitutional and statutory rights and duties, general civil, criminal substantial and procedural laws, problems and issues of law and society as well as the special issued related to various sections of the society.
The programme was organized under the overall supervision of the Chairman District Legal Services Authority and Principal District & Session Judge Kargil, Sanjiv Kumar Bhagat.
The Chairman Tehsil Legal Services Committee Kargil and Chief Judicial Magistrate Spalzes Angmo, advocates of Bar Association Kargil and retainer lawyers were among others who attended the programme.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chairman District Legal Services Authority said that the training programme has been organized with the objective to provide necessary procedural awareness pertaining to the working of Legal Services Authorities and services provided under the Legal Services Authorities Act so as to maximize the access of justice delivery system at grass root level.
While impressing upon the PLVs to make every possible use of the knowledge acquired from the training session, the Principal District and Session Judge said that PLVs are expected to provide satisfactory legal awareness and services by acting as a bridge between legal services authority and the public. He added that they are also supposed to update the Legal Services Authority about any kind of injustice and human rights violations.
Meanwhile, the speakers underlined the importance of the fundamental rights and duties and exhorted upon the volunteers to get themselves well acquainted with the various provisions of the Indian Penal Code and Criminal Procedure Code, besides acquiring knowledge pertaining to fundamental rights, labor laws, arrest procedures and protection, women empowerment, juvenile justice, protection of children from sexual offences act and senior citizen act to help the needy.
The speakers also impressed upon the volunteers to acquire the necessary knowledge to help people in drafting petitions and educate them on alternative conciliation available in Lok Adalats.
During the course of the training programme, the PLVs were also provided information on Human Rights, Right to Information Act, Consumer Protection Act, Protection of Civil Rights Act, Domestic Violence Act and Rules, Child Marriage Restraint Act and Rules and Prohibition of Harassment of Women.
Labour Officer Kargil Nissar Hussain, Advocate Reyaz Ahmad, ministerial staff of the court, staff members of Prosecuting Wing, besides the Para-Legal Volunteers (PLVs) attended the programme.