Section 1: Short title extent and commencement

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The Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987
Act No. 39 of 1987

[11th October, 1987.]

An Act to constitute legal services authorities to provide free and competent legal services to the weaker sections of the society to ensure that opportunities for securing justice are not denied to any citizen by reason of economic or other disabilities, and to organize Lok Adalats to secure that the operation of the legal system promotes justice on a basis of equal opportunity.

BE it enacted by the Parliament in the Thirty-eighth Year of the Republic of India as follows:

Chapter I

Preliminary

Section 1: Short title, extent and commencement.

1. (1) This Act may be called the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987.

(2) It extends to the whole of India, 1[***].

(3) It shall come into force on such date2 as the Central Government may, by notification, appoint; and different dates may be appointed for different provisions of this Act and for different States, and any reference to commencement in any provision of this Act in relation to any State shall be construed as a reference to the commencement of that provision in that State.


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Amendments:

1. The words “except the State of Jammu and Kashmir” omitted by Act 34 of 2019, s. 95 and the Fifth Schedule (w.e.f. 31-10- 2019).
2. Whole Act except Chapter III came into force on w.e. f. 9th November, 1995, vide notification No. S.O. 893(E), dated 9th November, 1995, see Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, sec. 3(ii).

 

Enforcement:

1. Except Chapter III this Act came into force on 9th November 1995 vide S.O. 893 (E), dated 9th November 1995.

2. Chapter III came into force in the State of Sikkim on 9th November 1995 vide S.O. 919 (E), dated 9th November 1995.

3. Chapter III came into force in the State of Rajasthan on 20th November 1995 vide S.O. 942 (E), dated 20th November 1995.

4. Chapter III came into force in the State of Andhra Pradesh on 28thNovember, 1995 vide S.O. 941(E), dated 28th November 1996.

5. Chapter III came into force, on 14th February 1996 vide S.O. 136(E), dated 14th February 1996.

6. Chapter III came into force in the State of Punjab on 4th March 1996 vide S.O. 171(E), dated 4th March 1996.

7. Chapter III came into force in the State of Orissa on 15th May 1996 vide S.O. 348 (E), dated 15th May 1996. 

8. Chapter III came into force in the State of West Bengal on 1stJuly, 1996 Vide 1st July 1996.

9. Chapter III came into force on the State of Uttar Pradesh on 5th July 1996 vide S.O. 584(E), dated 21st August 1996.

10. Chapter III came into force in the State of Madhya Pradesh on 2lst August, 1996vide S.O. 584(E), and dated 2lst August 1996.

11. Chapter III came into force in the Bihar on 24th September 1996 vide S.O. 658(E), dated 24th September 1996.

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