In a bid to provide free legal aid and assistance to the poor and to dispose of 2.5 crore pending cases Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad introduced Nyaya Mitra and two other recruitment openings. It is expected that this process will create numerous Legal Jobs 2017 and also in future.
The most interesting of the three is the Nyaya Mitra scheme under which there will be massive recruitments made in various legal departments of government of India. It will open up legal jobs and vacancies for Retired Law Officers, Judges and individuals with law qualifications. These initiatives are taken by the government of India considering very large number of pending cases. Today we have nearly 2.5 crore pending cases in various courts of India. To reduce this number drastically the government has taken these measures. The aim is also to give birth to numerous Legal Jobs in 2017.
The Nyaya Mitra scheme aims at tackling ailing cases which are hanging over for more than a decade in various lower and district courts of India. As per the statistical data shared by the Union Minister of Law nearly 2.5 crore cases are pending in the lower and district courts out of which around 12 to 14 percent are more than 10 year old. The aim of this scheme precisely is to tackle these pending cases. For the same senior retired Judicial officers or Law Officers with experience in Legal field will be assigned designations of Nyaya Mitra's. These Nyaya Mitra's will sort the pending cases out and hence reduce the burden on our Judiciary. These schemes might create a good number of legal jobs for qualified law professionals.
The other two schemes are equally significant. One is the Pro Bono Legal Service and the other is Tele Law. In the Pro Bono Legal Service qualified professional lawyers would be required to register themselves on a recently started government portal. Then they will be required to provide honest and healthy legal aid to the needy. The page available on the Department of Justice website will create a database regarding the services provided by them and it will in turn help the government in recruiting Judges and other appropriate positions, as weight-age will be given to the past performance and Pro Bono Legal work done by a lawyer. The last but still not the least initiative is the Tele Law which is aimed at delivery of Legal advice through an expert panel of lawyers. These lawyers will be stationed at State Legal Services Authorities (SLSA). This concept aims to connect Clients with lawyers through video conferencing. This will reduce costs and bring fluidity in the legal system. It will be launched across 1800 Panchayat's in Jammu & Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Other Major states of India.
It is expected that these new initiatives will bring positive and concrete changes in India's Judicial system by making it more accountable, fast, transparent and affordable and they will also create lasting legal job opportunities for the future generations.