Dimapur, November 10: B Yemlong Chaba, Para Legal Volunteer (PLV), attached to Tuensang District Legal Services Authority, was awarded as Zonal (North East Zone) Best Para Legal Volunteers in the Regional category. The award was handed over by The Chief Justice of India which consisted of Commendation Certificates, Commendation Mementoes and token gifts.
The event was attended by Judges of the Supreme Court and Judges of High Courts, member secretaries of all State Legal Services Authorities, chairmen and secretaries of District Legal Services Authorities.
The National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) commemorated “National Legal Services day amd commendation ceremony” on November 9 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
The function was graced by the Justice TS Thakur, Chief Justice of India and Patron-in-Chief of National Legal Services Authority, as chief guest in the august presence of PP Chaudhary, Union Minister of State of Law & Justice and Electronics and Information Technology; Justice Anil R Dave, Judge of Supreme Court of India & Executive Chairman of National Legal Services Authority; Justice JS Khehar, Judge of Supreme Court of India & Chairman of SCLSC; Justice Dipak Misra, Judge of Supreme Court of India; Ms Justice G Rohini, Chief Justice of High Court of Delhi and Patron-in-Chief of Delhi State Legal Services Authority.
At the State level, Kohima District Legal Services Authorities (KDLSA) was adjudged the best performing district in the State of Nagaland for 2015-16. The Kohima District Legal Services Authority, Secretary Mrs MT Therieh represented the State along with Nokshi Kano, Secretary of Tuensang District Legal Services Authority; Victo Sema, Secretary of Longleng District Legal Services Authority; and Mrs Somet Chang, Secretary of Peren District Legal Services Authority at the national function.
B Yemlong Chaba is an educated young man form Tuensang district serving as Para Legal Volunteer under the supervision of Legal Aid Clinic, New Chingmei Circle. New Chingmei is situated 35 Km away from the Tuensang headquarter. Six villages come under the purview of New Chingmei Legal Aid Clinic rendering prompt legal advices, counseling and assistance with all the aid, support and cooperation from Para Legal Volunteers deployed within New Chingmei circle.
New Chingmei Legal Aid Clinic is one of the most active Legal Aid Clinic in the State with highest number of success stories dealing with various welfare schemes, woman and child related issues, victim of crimes and domestic violence.
B Yemlong Chaba was declared as the best Para Legal Volunteer (2016) of Nagaland State as well Zonal Best (North east Zone) 2016 on gaining recognition for his philanthropic and extraordinary service.
B Yemlong had carried out various legal services and activities as role model in implementation of NALSA Schemes-2015. He has been instrumental for the cause of disasters victims. He had visited jails/homes to ensure legal care and support on awareness and assistance, contribution and coordination to stakeholders.
In the year 2014, Yemlong initiated to help a 12 year old disabled boy by enabling him avail the Disability Benefits Schemes and also helped the boy enrolled in the school. The boy is now studying in Class V5 at GMS Chingmei. In another instance, Yemlong helped an aggrieved blind lady, who stopped receiving her disability benefits under disability schemes in the year 2014. Yemlong, after prolonged inquiry, persuaded with the concerned department to restore her benefits.
In another instance, a 14 year old girl was rescued by Yemlong from Dimapur who was mistreated and faced violent harassment, working as a domestic helper. Yemlong also helped downtrodden and illiterate people who approached New Chingmei Legal Aid Clinic seeking assistance in various matters such as drafting applications and petitions, procuring of Residential Certificates, ST/ SC, Backward and indigenous certificates, Adhaar cards, filling up of Bank Account forms etc. apart from legal advices on various topics and legal awareness camps.
Currently there are more than 20,00,000 trained PLVs engaged in Legal Services Clinics, Front Offices established under the auspices of the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA). Legal services Authority were envisaged and established under the legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 with mandate of spreading and disseminating Legal Awareness across the Country.