Internship Experience under DLSA, Sahibganj, Jharkhand: Wonderful Experience in understanding DLSA’s Ground work

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About the Organization where you interned 

It is one of the legal institutions devised by the Government of India – District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Sahibganj.

I shall narrate the work discharged by me during my tenure with DLSA from July 28, 2021 – August 28, 2021 at Sahibganj. 

Details about the event / opportunity

Work Discharged during the Internship 

  • On the very 1st day of the internship, I was briefed about the working of DLSA by its Secretary (Sri. Manoranjan Kumar).
  •  I had gone through the bare reading of the following acts – NLSA, SLSA, and DLSA so as to understand the importance of decentralization of power and its governance and the broader meaning of the term “Access to Justice for all” where the vulnerable and marginalized communities were directed about their rights and mode of access to justice.
  • After having developed the perception towards the work culture, I tried to pitch in with the various activities of sub-categories of justice delivery mechanisms to legal authorities.
  • I had gone through the data for Rehabilitation under Victim Compensation Scheme Period (01-04-18 to 30-06-18) of District including Sub Division.
  • I was fortunate enough to be a part of the virtual Jail Adalat held on 15-08-2021 where I noted down that a total number of 3 cases were disposed of and 3 prisoners were accordingly released.
  • I was also a part of in total, the 06 Legal Awareness Programme organized by DLSA, Sahibganj; 01 in Jail Adalat held on 15-08-2021 at Sahibganj and other 05 on 27-08-2021 at Sahibganj on Amrut Mahotsav.
  • I had also attended Mediation wherein a total of 45 cases were referred out of which 06 cases were settled.
  • For the matter of Lok Adalat and National Lok Adalat in the month of August, neither any case (Pre/Post litigation cases) was disposed of nor, was any settlement amount fixed.
  • I had also got the chance to work with the Para Legal Volunteers (PLVs) who were tasked with educating the people and encouraging them to exercise their legal rights.
  • Apart from that I had visited Ms. Babita Kumari who was the Chairman of the Child Welfare Committee, Sahibganj. Where I was able to closely observe the functions of the committee and their mode of operation to deal with the vulnerable sections of society.
  • I had visited a children’s home (bal griha, Sahibganj) which was established in May 2017, and was under the scrutiny of CWC and an NGO (Vikas Bharti, Bishunpur). There were 10 staff in total that were looking after around 7 children (till date) staying at the home.
  • I had generated a ground report based on the basic standard of living and to my surprise; these children were benefitted from all basic facilities including Health Care, Education, Dining, and Recreational activities.
  • The staff seemed well trained and qualified as even in times of COVID-19, they were a part of an online training conducted by UNICEF, ICPS (Integrated Child Protection Scheme), and Miracle Foundation of India.
  • They received funds from Jharkhand Welfare Department. Moreover, the Child-Helpline Number was very active in tracing the cases and responding to the concerned authority.
  • Apart from that, I had visited an old age home where around 20 senior citizens resided and their situation was also commendable.
  • To my understanding, DLSA was successful in providing free and competent legal aid in the nature of counseling and legal advice as well as legal services in the conduct of cases before courts, tribunals, and lok adalats.
  • During my tenure, I had also visited Child Welfare Committee and understood the reality of the suppressed, subjugated, and marginalized section of our society who is at the mercy of our help and cooperation.
  • So, overall I shall derive a conclusion that DLSA, Sahibganj is discharging its lawful duty, and thereby things are managed accordingly. Hence I had a wonderful experience working under the fruitful guidance of Sri. Manoranjan Kumar (Secretary, DLSA).

Who is it for? (eligibility)

Any Law Student (3-year or 5-year course)

Location

Sahibganj, Jharkhand

Registration / Submission Procedure

Registration – Free

Procedure – Apply online at – dlsasahibganj@gmail.com

The required details are required to be mentioned including the tenure of work. 

Fee details (if any)

There are no fees required – it is free of cost.

Prizes (if any)

You shall be awarded an Internship Certificate under the guidance of the District Judge. 

Deadline

31/03/2022

Important Dates

Can apply at the beginning of any month through the given email address. 

Contact information

Email at – dlsasahibganj@gmail.com

Official link

https://jhalsa.org/dlsa_sahebganj

Number of vacancies/interns required

10+

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