BRIEF OUTLINE OF SIKKIM STATE LEGAL SERVICES AUTHORITY AND ITS ACTIVITIES IN NUTSHELL.

ESTABLISHMENT OF SIKKIM STATE LEGAL SERVICES AUTHORITY:

The Sikkim State Legal Services Authority was constituted under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 as a separate establishment vide Notification No. 2/LD/98 dated 09.04.1998 in terms of Section 6 of Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 read with Rule 3 of Sikkim State Legal Services Authority Rules, 1995.

ESTABLISHMENT OF DISTRICT LEGAL SERVICES AUTHORITY & TALUK LEGAL SERVICES COMMITTEE

In terms of Section 9 of the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987, read with Rule 10 of the Sikkim State Legal Services Authority Rules, 1995, District Legal Services Authority for all the four districts in the State of Sikkim were established in the month of April 1998 by the State Government. The State Legal Services Authority in terms of Section 11A (1) of the Legal Services Authorities Act 1987 constituted sub-divisional (Taluk) Legal Services Committee at Chungthang in the North, Pakyong in the East, Soreng in the West, Ravangla in the South in November 1998 and Rongli in the East during 2000. Thereafter, Sikkim State Legal Services Authority constituted the High Court Legal Services Committee in terms of the powers conferred by Section 8 A of the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 in April 1998.

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