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District PLVs oriented on new rules and legislations

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By EMN Updated: Mar 26, 2017 11:12 pm
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Dimapur, March 26 (EMN): To impart Para Legal Volunteers (PLVs) and panel lawyers on various new rules and legislation, Nagaland State Legal Services Authority conducted orientation training across the state.
Longleng: Orientation training for PLVs and panel lawyers of Longleng district was held at DC conference hall .Training manual for legal services lawyers was also introduced and various legal topics and practical aspects which intends to serve as guidelines for panel lawyers and PLVs within the Legal Services domain.
Tucano Vamuzo, chief judicial magistrate and secretary of Longleng DLSA delivered welcome address followed by ice breaking session administered by advocate Esther K Aye, Legal Aid Counsel & Trainer, Nagaland State Legal Services Authority. She also introduced the concept and methodology of orientation programme and the purpose in initiating the training programmes in the State.
Advocate Alemwapang Ao, Legal Aid Counsel & Trainer, NSLSA spoke on the role and duties of PLVs and highlighted on Article 39A emphasising on right to free legal aid and PLVs to work as legal missionary towards access to justice for the poor and the needy.
He told the PLVs that it is their duty to inform the church, village council and students to get access to free legal aid and that PLVs are like a semi – lawyer. He also encouraged the panel lawyers to cooperate and support PLVs in implementing various rights and privileges given under the constitution.Further, he stated that PLVs are suppose to bring to the notice of the village council regarding any criminal activities in the area and to create awareness amongst the village council members on the right to legal aid.
Advocate, Limasenla Longkumer, Legal Aid Counsel & Trainer, NSLSA presented on motor vehicle accident claims and role of PLVs. The PLVs were also made aware about the Accident Incident Report (AIR) and duty of police to file AIR within 30 days after filing of FIR to the Motor Vehicle Claim Tribunal and to pay interim compensation to the victim.
Advocate Limhathung Ezong, Legal Aid Counsel & Trainer, NSLSA shared on various consumer mechanisms to PLVs and rights of consumer and its responsibilities under Consumer Protection Act. He also informed PLVs to sensitize the common man and consumers to be quality conscious and to always insist on cash a memo which is considered a weapon to exercise consumer rights. He appraised the PLVs that a lawyer is not necessary to file consumer complaints and added that in case of medical negligence, all the patients/consumer availing services from doctor/medical practitioners by payment of some consideration falls within the ambit of consumer protection Act.
Practical on writing petition, complain or FIR was presented by advocate Alemwapang Ao, and trained the PLVs on how to draft effective and efficient FIR and RTI application.
Advocate Esther K Aye, Legal Aid Counsel & Trainer, NSLSA presented a role play on domestic violence. She emphasized on the role played by the victim, PLVs, panel lawyers, duty of the Protection Officer, and filing of DIR and presenting the case before the magistrate. She also mentioned on role of Child Welfare Committee and the Childline services for child abuse and trafficked victims. She also spoke on trafficking and victims of trafficking and role of PLVs.
Advocate Limasenla Longkumer, trained the participants on ways and means for approaching and seeking various government welfare schemes targeted for women, children, disabled persons and senior citizens. PLVs were also sensitized to assist destitute womens and BPL families.
Advocate Limhathung Ezong, Legal Aid Counsel & Trainer, conducted practical session on record keeping and maintenance of daily register by PLVs. Advovcate Alemwapang Ao, shared on rights of arrested person and not to use force during arrest if not necessary, while Phuleto Yepto, Secretary Mokokchung DLSA exhorted on the role of the Legal Services Authority towards access to justice for the marginalized people especially in Nagaland. He also pointed out the drawbacks and difficulties faced by consumer in rural areas in Nagaland and how PLVs can contribute towards the successful implementation of all the schemes and benefits.
Peren: In Peren, the programme was organised by Master Trainers and Legal Aid Counsel of in association with Peren District legal Services Authority. The tranees were imparted on adopting Llecturing method, participatory and role Play, quiz, group discussion and presentation and feedbacks.
In a ice breaking session, Cheliam Khiamniungan briefied on the concept of the training.
Somet Chumden Chang, secretary of Peren DLSA gave a brief explanation on the project of PLVs and also highlighted the role and responsibilities of PLVs and qualities of a PLV.
Asungbe, Retainer Lawyer conducted drill on drafting of petition and complain using FIR, DIR and RTI to equip PLVs with adequate drafting skills.
Asungbe N Hau, Retainer Lawyer, Peren DLSA sensitized the PLVs on their role in Motor accidents and claims and apprised the participants on the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.
Akumla Longchari, Master Trainer presented on Domestic Violence Act, while Cheliam Khiamniungan presented on Consumer Protection Act and PLVs on immoral Trafficking (Prevention) Act, 1956 using quiz method and brain storming method.
Temjenrenla Aier, Panel Lawyer, gave instruction on how to maintain daily record, for filing of success stories and the importance of record keeping and submitting the activities report to their respective DLSAs. She also highlighted the Common Action Plan framed by the Nagaland State Legal services authority and welfare schemes, including National Food Security ASct,2013, Nagaland Victim Compensation Scheme,2012, Financial assistance of destitute women, Integrated child development society, Scholarship to disabled students, pension for disabled person and One stop centre Sakhi. Somet Chemden Chang secretary, Peren DLSA spoke on challenges and way forward for PLVs and panel lawyers.

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By EMN Updated: Mar 26, 2017 11:12:24 pm