Amendment – Andhra Pradesh State Legal Services Rule 1995


The Member Secretary, Andhra Pradesh State Legal Services Authority has stated that in exercise of the powers conferred under section 28 of Andhra Pradesh State Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987, the State Government in consultation with the Hon’ble Chief Justice of High Court of Andhra Pradesh, Government of Andhra Pradesh made the Andhra Pradesh State Legal Services Authorities Rules, 1995. Rule 3 of the said rules prescribes the following    ex-officio members for the Andhra Pradesh State Legal Services Authority:

  1. Advocates General of the State;
  2. The Principal Secretary in the Department of Finance;
  3. The Secretary in the Department of Law;
  4. The Secretary in the Department of Home;
  5. Chairman, State Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Commission
  6. Two Chairmen of the District Authority, as may be nominated by the State Government, in consultation with the Chief Justice of the High Court,

He further stated that the Andhra Pradesh State Legal Services Authority meeting dated:27-11-2012 under Agenda Item No.2, resolved to amend the Andhra Pradesh State Legal Services Authority Rules incorporating the Chairman, High Court Committee as Ex-Officio Member of the Andhra Pradesh State Legal Services Authority, considering the Resolution of the meeting dated:19-05-2012 of the Hon’ble Chairperson and Secretaries of the High Court Legal Services Committees.

Therefore, the Member Secretary, Andhra Pradesh State Legal Services Authority has requested the State Government to issue necessary orders to amend Rule 3 of the Andhra Pradesh State Legal Services Authority Rules, 1995 by substituting the following after Clause (ii) of Rule 3 :

  1. Chairman, Andhra Pradesh High Court Legal Services Committee
  2. Advocates General of the State;
  3. The Principal Secretary in the Department of Finance;
  4. The Secretary in the Department of Law;
  5. The Secretary in the Department of Home;
  6. Chairman, State Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Commission
  7. Two Chairmen of the District Authority, as may be nominated by the State Government, in consultation with the Chief Justice of the High Court;

After examination of the matter, Government has decided to  issue the following notification to amend Rule 3 of the Andhra Pradesh State Legal Services Authority Rules, 1995 by substituting the following after Clause (ii) of Rule 3 :

NOTIFICATION 

Amended Rule 3 of the Andhra Pradesh State Legal Services Authority Rules, 1995 by substituting the following after Clause (ii) of Rule 3:

Chairman, Andhra Pradesh High Court Legal Services Committee

Advocates General of the State;

The Principal Secretary in the Department of Finance;

The Secretary in the Department of Law;

The Secretary in the Department of Home;

Chairman, State Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Commission

Two Chairmen of the District Authority, as may be nominated by the State Government, in consultation with the Chief Justice of the High Court;

The Member Secretary, Andhra Pradesh State Legal Services Authority shall  take necessary action in the matter.

From the Member Secretary, Andhra Pradesh State Legal Services Authority, Letter Roc.No.1930/ APSLSA/LSW/2000, dated: 26-12-2012.

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