Tele-Law Scheme | UPSC

Tele-Law Scheme | UPSC


Tele-Law touches a new milestone; 4 Lakh beneficiaries received legal advice under the initiative through CSC

      WHY IN NEWS:

2.05 lakh advices have been enabled during the first seven months of FY-20-21 as against total 1.95 lakh advices given till April 2020

MINISTRY? :- Ministry Of Law & Justice


For PRELIMS go through the scheme carefully . Note down aim , beneficiaries and eligibility criteria . There is a new concept here called CSC . We have mentioned it in conclusion part .

For MAINS access to justice has been simplified through a simple process . Open your Mains book and note down the implementation process . Let us dive in !


Embarking on the “Digital India Vision” ,Department of Justice has been harnessing “emerging” and “indigenous” digital platforms to accelerate and make access to justice a reality for all.

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  • Department of Justice has partnered with NALSA and CSC e-Governance Service India Limited for mainstreaming legal aid to the marginalised communities through Common Services Center (CSC).

Tele-Law means the use of communications and information technology for the delivery of legal information and advice.

  • This e-interaction between lawyers and people would be through the video-conferencing infrastructure available at the CSCs.


The concept of Tele-Law is to facilitate delivery of legal advice through a panel of lawyers stationed at the state Legal Services Authorities (SALSA) and CSC

  • The project initiates to connect citizens with lawyers through video conferencing facilities by the Para-Legal Volunteers stationed at identified 1800 panchayat.


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Tele-Law Scheme | UPSC



Citizens eligible for this scheme are :

Tele-Law Scheme | UPSC

Persons not mentioned in the above list should pay 30 Rs fees and an address proof has to be presented.



Tele Law service enables anyone to seek legal advice without wasting precious time and money.

  • The service is free for those are eligible for free legal Aid as mentioned under Section 12 of Legal Services Authority Act, 1987.
  • For all others a nominal fee of INR 30 Rs is charged.


  • Since 2017 Tele law service has been provided in selected 1800 CSCs of 11 states.

Bihar (500), Uttar Pradesh (500), eight states of North-East (Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura and Sikkim) and Jammu and Kashmir (800).

  • At present Tele- Law service is available in 28060 CSCs in 115 Aspirational Districts across 28 states in the country.


Legal matters in which advice can be taken through Tele-Law service :-

  •  दहेज, पारिवारिक विवाद, तलाक, घरेलू हिंसा और रखरखाव(Domestic Violence)
  •  कार्यस्थल पर महिलाओं का यौन उत्पीड़न (Sexual Violence)
  •  भूमि विवाद, किरायेदारी और पट्टे,(Property disputes)
  •  संपत्ति और विरासत के अधिकार(Land Aquisition)
  •  समान कार्य के लिए समान वेतन, न्यूनतम मजदूरी(Minimum Wages)
  •  मातृत्व लाभ, गर्भावस्था की चिकित्सा समाप्ति, प्री और पोस्ट नेटल के दुरुपयोग की रोकथाम
  •  बाल विवाह यौन से बच्चों का संरक्षण अपराध ( Child marraiges )
  •  बाल श्रम / बंधुआ मजदूरी, शिक्षा का अधिकार (Child labour)
  •  एफआईआर, गिरफ्तारी, जमानत देना ( Arrest and detention)
  •  अनुसूचित जाति और अनुसूचित जनजाति के खिलाफ अत्याचार (Atrocities)


  • Based on the wide response garnered in the pilot states and the urgency for the common man to receive legal advice as first step towards access to justice.
  • Tele-Law is one of the key programme of Department of Justice that has also been flagged as a part of 100 days programme of the newly constituted Government of India.

It is now aimed to expand the Tele-Law programme to the 115 Aspirational Districts across 28 states that are earmarked as pockets of under-development.

  • These 115 Districts have been described as Aspirational rather than backward so that they are viewed as islands of hope and opportunity rather than areas of distress and hopelessness.


  • The Aspirational Districts programme are being measured on the indices of education, health and nutrition, agriculture and water resources, financial inclusion, basic infrastructure and skills.
  • Aspiring to fulfil the Government commitment of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaash, Sabka Vishwas there is a need to amalgamate “Sabka Nyaya” as a fourth pillar to empowerment and development in the country.
  • In this regard Department of Justice could act as a force multiplier on the desired outcomes in these Aspirational districts.

The scheme will be a new step towards – strengthening free legal aid in India. 

  • The Tele-Law programme would cover 28,060 CSCs in 115 Aspirational Districts across 28 States.
  • This will be in cooperation with National Legal Service Authority (NALSA),State / District Legal Service Authority and CSC e- Governance Service Limited.

Tele-Law Scheme | UPSC

  • To ensure that this service is effectively used 28060, Tele-Law Para legal volunteers from within the communities would be engaged to act as bridge to connect the beneficiary with the Panel Lawyer.


  • CSC e-Governance Services India Limited, a Special Purpose Vehicle.
  • It has been set up by the Ministry of Electronics & IT under the Companies Act, 1956 to oversee the implementation of the CSC scheme.

CSC SPV provides a centralized collaborative framework for delivery of services to citizens through CSCs.

  • It will also ensuring systemic viability and sustainability of the Scheme.
  • The Common Services Centers provide the last mile access to various e-governance services.


  • Access to e-services
  • Delivering essential government public utility services
  • Social welfare schemes
  • Financial inclusion services,
  • Health care and agriculture services.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 


  • CSCs have also been trying to bridge the gaps in digital literacy and skills of rural citizens.
  • Variety of literacy initiatives have been focused on digital, financial and legal literacy and e-learning and skill development courses.

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Tele-Law Scheme | UPSC

  • CSCs contribute to Government’s mandate of a digitally, socially and financially inclusive society .
  • This is by improving access to governance and services in rural and remote areas.

The objective of CSC is to integrate the twin goals of entrepreneurship and social services, into a sustainable business model in rural India.

  • Under the CSC 2.0 scheme initiated by the Ministry of Electronics & IT in 2015, at least one CSC is to be rolled out in each and every 2.5 lakh Gram Panchayats across the country.
     SOURCES:  PIB  | Tele-Law Scheme | UPSC



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