Tehsil Legal Services Committee

Tehsil Legal Services Committee

Constitution

The State Authority may constitute a Committee, to be called the
Taluk Legal Services Committee, for each Taluk or Mandal or for group of Taluks or
Mandals, 

The Committee shall consist of -

(a) the senior Civil Judge operating within the jurisdiction of the
Committee who shall be the ex-officio Chairman; and

(b) such number of other Members, possessing such experience and
qualifications, as may be prescribed by the State Government, to be nominated by that
Government in consultation with the Chief Justice of the High Court.

The officers and other employees of the Committee shall be entitled to
such salary and allowances and shall be subject to such other conditions of service as may
be prescribed by the State Government in consultation with the Chief Justice of the High
Court. 

The administrative expenses of the Committee shall be defrayed out of the
District Legal Aid Fund by the District Authority.

Functions of Taluk Legal Services Committee 

The Taluk Legal Services Committee may perform all or any of the following
functions, namely:- 

(a) co-ordinate the activities of legal services in the taluk;

(b) organise Lok Adalats within the taluk; and

(c) perform such other functions as the District Authority may assign to
it.