Over 1000 houses surveyed in Rasmada under Nalsa Scheme

Bhilai, Feb 04: Under the Nalsa (Legal Services to the Workers in the Unorganized Sector) Scheme, 2015, the District legal Services Authority conducted survey at the labour dominated area of Rasmada under its public outreach initiative “Hamar Angana”. Under the guidance and directions of District and Sessions Judge Rajesh Srivastava (President, DLSA, Durg), the programme began on January 14 and concluded on February 03 during which about 1000 houses were surveyed.

During survey, petty complaints related to domestic violence were received in some houses, which were settled on the spot and the dispute was resolved with mutual compromise. Further, a complaint was received regarding illegal sale of intoxicants. Accordingly, the Excise Officer and Anjora Police Chowki were directed to take legal action against the people involved in bootlegging and illegal sale of liquor.

About 140 applications were received from unorganized workers during the survey. Information about the labours was given to the labour department after which a special camp was organised here for their registration with Labour Department. After registration of unorganized workers, now they will not face any problem in getting benefits of government schemes.

On the concluding day, legal literacy camp was organized with the aim of making the villagers aware about the legal issues. In the legal literacy camp, the villagers were informed about the legal services to drug addicts and the Legal Services Scheme for drug eradication. DLSA Secretary Rahul Sharma said that the families suffering due to drug addiction of any member, weakened relationships, etc can get legal aid. Drug addiction can be treated through proper efforts and cure of mental anguish of the addict. Drug addicted person can be admitted in de-addiction centers or rehabilitation centers. The people were urged to inform the police about illegal sale of banned medicines and psychotropic drugs. The identity of the informer is kept confidential. It was also informed to the villagers that sale to narcotics and tobacco products is banned within 100 yards of schools under the COPTA Act. During the legal literacy camp, the officials of labour department, sarpanch, officials of the police department, Mahila Suraksha Samooh and Mitanins were also present.

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