Section 7: Functions of the State Authority


The Legal Services Authorities Act,1987

Chapter III

State Legal Services Authority

Section 7: Functions of the State Authority.

7. (1) It shall be the duty of the State Authority to give to effect to the policy and directions of the Central Authority.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the functions referred to in sub-section(1), the State Authority shall perform all or any of the following functions, namely:

(a) give legal service to persons who satisfy the criteria laid down under this Act;

(b) conduct1[LokAdalats, including LokAdalats for High Court cases];

(c) undertake preventive and strategic legal aid programmes; and

(d) perform such other functions as the State Authority may, in consultation with the 2[Central Authority], fix by regulations.



1. Subs. by Act 59 of 1994, s. 6, for “LokAdalats” (w.e.f. 29-10-1994). s. 6, ibid., for “Central Government” (w.e.f. 29-10-1994).

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