Legal aid is an essential part of administration of justice “Access to Justice for all" is the motto of the District Legal services authority Utter Bastar Kanker. The goal is to secure justice to the weaker section of the society particularly to the poor, downtrodden, and socially backward, woman, children, handicapped etc. but steps are needed to be ensure that nobody is deprived of an opportunity to seek justice merely for want of funds or Lack of knowledge. To implement effectively NLSA, SLSA Guidelines, direction, ensure legal education and provide legal aid in Support of deserving person as well as to organise Lok Adalats the District legal services authority Uttar Bastar Kanker has been constituted under the legal Services authority act 1987.
After The Formation of New district of Utter Bastar Kanker on 8th of October 2006 the district legal services Authority Utter Bastar Kanker has been Established in the district court complex and Chaired by the District Judge, at present Shri Narendra Singh Chawla District and Session Judge is Chairman and shri achcheylal kachhi Civil Judge Class-I is the secretary of the DLSA Uttar Bastar kanker . Shri U.S. Mishra Additional District & session judge Bhanupratapur is the chairman of the Taluka legal services committee Bhanupratapur and Shri Pankaj Alok Tirki civil judge class-II is the Chairman of the Taluka legal services Committee Pakhanjure.
The constitutional Mandate Article 39A of the Constitution provides that the state shall secure that the operation of the legal system promotes justice, on a basis of equal opportunity, and shall, in particular, provide free legal aid, by suitable legislation or schemes or in any other way, to ensure that opportunities for securing justice ate not denied to any citizen by reason of economic or other disabilities. Judiciary is one of the important parts of any country and independent judiciary which protects the legal, basic and constitutional rights of citizens is respected by everyone. Unless the judicial system is accessible to everyone, no country can progress and develop in effective manner. The rich can approach court of law very easily but poor person should also be given the equal opportunity to get his rights enforced. It is the duty and obligation of the state to provide competent legal aid to every person who cannot afford it due to financial restraint or due to some disability. In India, where certain basic and fundamental rights have been provided to every citizen under articles 14,21,22(1) then at the same time, an obligation his also put by framer of the Constitution to help the needy and poor people to avail the same. Relieving 'Legal Poverty' i.e., the incapacity of many people to make full use of law and its institutions, has now been accepted as one of the function of a 'welfare state'. The legal services Act 1987 to constitute legal services authorities to provide free and competent legal service to the weaker sections of the society to ensure that opportunities or securing justice are not denied to any citizen by reason of economic or other disabilities, and to organise LOK ADALATS to secure that the operation of the legal system promotes justice on a basis of equal opportunity.