Chandigarh: Para-legal volunteers are being appointed in rural areas in Haryana along with setting up of Legal Aid Clinics to create awareness, especially among the marginalised people, about their rights and help them seek redressal.
Till now 514 such Legal Aid Clinics have been set up in Haryana and their number would soon be raised to 1,000, Punjab and Haryana High Court judge Justice S K Mittal said.
Each clinic is set up for a cluster of four villages, Mittal, who is also executive chairman of Haryana State Legal Service Authority, said in Rohtak on Saturday.
Member Secretary of the Authority Deepak Gupta said that the Authority has launched Student Legal Literacy Mission (SLLM) since 2009 in collaboration with state education department to create awareness among the student community.
He said that the mission has been established so that the students can understand law and is aimed at educating specified target groups, who are marginalised and vulnerable sections of society, through awareness and free legal aid.
"The main aim of this programme is to educate the society about their constitutional and statutory rights and duties, of which they are unaware," he said.