| 29 Feb 2024
NALSA offers legal aid jingles and programmes to community radio stations to benefit citizens

NEW DELHI: The National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) has appealed to community radio stations to use its jingles and its awareness programmes to make people aware of the services it offers.

The NALSA has been constituted under the Legal Services Authorities Act for implementation of legal aid programmes and making free legal service available to women, children and marginalised people.

In every State, a State Legal Services Authority has been constituted to give effect to the policies and directions of the Central Authority (NALSA) and to give legal services to the people and conduct Lok Adalats in the State. The District Legal Services Authority is constituted in every District to implement Legal Aid Programmes and Schemes in the District. The Taluk Legal Services Committees are also constituted for each of the Taluk or Mandal or for group of Taluk or Mandals to coordinate the activities of legal services in the Taluk and to organise Lok Adalats.

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry placed on its website a note from NALSA which stressed that ‘community radio stations are an effective medium of communication for taking their services to the targeted communities. NALSA has developed 30 second Radio Jingle spot for legal awareness in Hindi and other regional languages.   

NALSA has also requested all CR stations to invite local members of the concerned District/Taluk legal services authorities to their stations during phone-in or other programmes. This will benefit large sections of the society in getting information on legal issues as well as on free legal aid and the legal process.  

NALSA has expressed interest to render services in the content and quality of existing programmes aired by CRSs and would be willing to provide experts / speakers for programmes on legal issues. CRSs are advised to get in touch with the chairpersons and Secretaries of the District Legal Services and Taluka Legal Services Authorities to get details about these programmes and speakers in the respective areas.