National Legal Services Authority

National Legal Services Authority of India (NALSA) was formed on 9 November 1995 under the authority of the Legal Services Authorities Act 1987. Its purpose is to provide free legal services to eligible candidates (defined in Sec. 12 of the Act), and to organize Lok Adalats for speedy resolution of cases. The Chief Justice of India is patron-in-chief of NALSA while second seniormost judge of Supreme Court of India is the Executive-Chairman. There is a provision for similar mechanism at state and district level also headed by Chief Justice of High Courts and Chief Judges of District courts respectively.[1][2] The prime objective of NALSA is speedy disposal of cases and reducing the burden of judiciary. The current[when?] chairman of NALSA is justice Sharad Arvind Bobde.[citation needed]

National Legal Service Authority
राष्ट्रीय विधिक सेवा प्राधिकरण
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Judicial Body overview
Formed9 November 1995; 24 years ago (1995-11-09)
HeadquartersNew Delhi
MottoAccess to Justice for All (न्याय सब के लिए)
Judicial Body executives
  • CJI [sharad Arvind Bobde]], Patron-in-Chief
  • Justice N.V Ramana , Executive Chairman
Key document

See alsoEdit

Legal awareness


  1. ^ "NALSA". Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  2. ^ "NALSA v. UoI: The Supreme Court on transsexuals, and the future of Koushal v. Naz | Indian Constitutional Law and Philosophy". Retrieved 3 April 2015.