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Himachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority (HPSLSA) deploys Paralegals as Volunteers to help in Currency Exchange from Banks

The volunteers were asked to educate the public about the formalities required to be completed for depositing or withdrawing money

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Shimla, November 22, 2016: The Himachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority (HPSLSA) on Tuesday directed all the district legal services authorities to deploy paralegals as volunteers to help the people in exchanging demonetised currency notes from banks.

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A decision in this regard was taken on the direction of Himachal Pradesh High Court Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir, HPSLSA Member Secretary Yashwant Singh Chogal was quoted as saying in a statement.

He said the volunteers were also asked to educate the public about the formalities required to be completed for depositing or withdrawing money from banks, besides for exchange of high-value demonetised currency notes.

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Chogal said the demonetisation has resulted in long queues outside banks and at times the public is not aware of the procedure for exchange of notes and filling up of forms, limits of withdrawal or other legal formalities.

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“Some people are misusing the scheme by depositing money in accounts of other people on false pretexts, which could invite penal consequences. Therefore, the authority has decided to deploy the paralegals as volunteers to render legal services to the masses,” he added. (IANS)

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  • Ruchika Kumari

    good job….this is really going to help people who are fearing to exchange the currency notes

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Shimla, Jan 1, 2018: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday kicked off a cleanliness drive from the state capital under the Swachh Bharat Mission by launching a campaign to clean drinking water reservoirs.

Greeting people on New Year’s day, he said the water tank in Sanjauli town, where the campaign was launched, is the largest in the state with a storage capacity of 90 lakh litres.

He said his government is committed to total cleanliness under the Swachh Bharat Mission of the government of India.

The Chief Minister directed the Irrigation and Public Health Department to undertake a drive to clean water tanks on priority — and asked them to undertake the effort twice a year. Besides, other traditional water sources should also be cleaned regularly.

Noting that, due to the tough topography of the state, people had to often travel long distances to get water, he said: “I assure you that every kitchen and bathroom will have water taps.”

The Chief Minister announced a reduction by half of taxi fares for patients and attendants visiting the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital in Shimla. The new fare will be Rs 10 per person.

Irrigation and Public Health Minister Mahendar Singh said the cleanliness campaign would continue for 15 days.

Education Minister Suresh Bhardwaj, who is the legislator from Shimla, said it was unfortunate that a body of a boy was fished out from a water tank in Shimla last year and the government would now ensure that no such incident occured in the future. (IANS)