The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today said that the work of the National Legal Services Authority, through legal aid mechanisms such as Lok Adalats, highlights their compassion for the poor, and their commitment to the cause of justice.
He was speaking at the event to mark Legal Services Day and Commendation Ceremony, in New Delhi today.
The Prime Minister said that the Union Government is committed to working towards Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, and added that an intrinsic part of this commitment is Sabka Nyay (Justice for all).
The Prime Minister said that Lok Adalats have become a means for people to access justice that is timely and satisfactory.
The Prime Minister also suggested that rendering free legal aid to poor could become a criterion in selection of judges.