Vol. 2, Issue 6 (2016)
Role of Legal Aid in Contemporary India
Author(s): Shashank Kumar Dey, Nupur Kumari
Abstract: Legal Aid is professional legal assistance provided free or at nominal cost to indigent persons who need help. It is necessary to maintain rule of law and stability in the society. The purpose of this research paper is to scrutinize the problem of illiteracy, destitution, and economic and lack of awareness among the disadvantaged groups and whether the legal aid services are properly delivering to the needy or not. The prime concern is internal obstacles like lack of understanding law, inability to deal with cases, corruption etc. It is necessary that government must take steps to ensure legal aid services to poorer sections are implemented and encourage advocates to serve poor. Legal Aid is not charity it is the duty of state and right of citizens, hence it should be such that it ensures the Constitutional pledge of equal justice to poorer and weaker section of society.