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January 21, 2019

Procedure and Guidelines For Engagement Of Software/Hardware Consultant In The Office Of The Supreme Court Legal Services Committee


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Supreme Court Of India

The Supreme Court Legal Services Committee (SCLSC) issued a Notice on January 7 with regard to providing assistance to litigants siting in the far flung corner of the country to monitor the progress of their case through the website of the SCLSC.

The Notice stated as follows:

The National Legal Services Authority under Section 3A of the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 constituted a Committee called Supreme Court Legal Services Committee (hereinafter called “SCLSC”) with a view to provide easy and inexpensive access to the Hon’ble Supreme Court. The SCLSC is a Statutory Body and is a Government Department under the Department of Justice, Ministry of Law & Justice, Government of India.

The SCLSC is providing free legal services to poor, unprivileged and those marginalized in society in its resolve to provide “access to justice to all”. This access is also made available to those confined in jails on account of being sentenced by the Hon’ble High Courts.

The working of the SCLSC is governed by the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee Regulations, 1996, Supreme Court Legal Services Committee Rules, 2000 notified by the Government of India and also Rules, Regulations and Orders issued by the Government of India and also National Legal Services Authority (NALSA), from time to time.

SCLSC intends to integrate the software data, prepared by E-Committee, with the website/online application module data, prepared by NIC, so that the litigant siting In the far flung corner of the country can monitor the progress of his case through the website of the SCLSC. Therefore, in order to integrate the software data with the website of the SCLSC, it is proposed to appoint two software Consultants (one to take care of the software needs and another to take care of the hardware needs) in the office of the SCLSC.

The Notice also provides details on General Conditions for Engaging Consultants, Number of Consultants, Qualifications and Experience, Period of Engagement, Age Limit, Procedure, Remuneration, Allowances, Leave, TA/DA, Conflict of Interest, Termination Notice, Relaxation, and Verification.

To read the entire Official Notice in detail, please view the file attached herein.

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