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Ensuring Accountability at Grassroots through Legal Literacy Camps: An Initiative of Sehgal Foundation in collaboration with DLSA, Mewat

By: Sehgal Foundation, District Legal Services Authorities (DLSA), Mewat

The Governance and Policy Advocacy Center (GPAC) of Sehgal Foundation creates awareness among rural communities regarding the various government programs that help them to secure their rights as envisioned in the Constitution, through organizing Legal Literacy Camps at village level in district Mewat of Haryana under its Good Governance Now (GGN) initiative. The aim of the GGN initiative is to make people aware about their basic minimum rights, their lawful entitlements and above all to empower them. These camps have been organized to effectively address villagers queries, related to various government programs on food, social security, employment, legal aid and also to address those grey areas where the villagers are facing most of their problems related to the implementation of the government programs. Sehgal had organized 8 camps in collaboration with DLSA in the villages of Mewat, Haryana this year. These camps were held at the villages where Legal Care and Support Centers had been established by DLSA and which were manned by the Paralegal volunteers (PLVs) and counsels trained and hired by the DLSA. This resource provides information on the organization and implementation of these camps in these villages.