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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)

  • Ruchika Kumari

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

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Heavy Snowfall Expected Across Himachal Pradesh

Shimla recorded the minimum temperature at 3.7 degrees Celsius, while it was 0.6 degree in Manali and 2.8 degrees in Dharamsala

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Moderate to heavy snowfall may occur across Himachal Pradesh in the next one-two days, the Met Office said on Wednesday.

Residents and tourists have been advised not to venture in the high hills as snapping of road links are high.

The supply of essential commodities and transportation of people may get hampered in remote areas of the state, a government official told IANS.

Hills of Shimla, Kullu, Mandi, Sirmaur, Chamba, Lahaul-Spiti and Kinnaur districts are likely to experience moderate to heavy snowfall from January 4-6, an official of the meteorological office here told IANS.

He said the western disturbances — storm systems originating from Caspian Sea and moving across the Afghanistan-Pakistan region — are likely to remain active in the region till January 9.

Avoid travelling as snow may block Himachal roads.

Most of the prominent tourist towns like Shimla, Narkanda, Kufri, Dalhousie and Manali are likely to have light to moderate spells of snowfall, he added.

Kalpa in Kinnaur district saw mild snowfall. It recorded a low of minus 3.4 degree Celsius.

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Keylong in Lahaul-Spiti district was the coldest place in the state with a low of minus 4.6 degree.

Shimla recorded the minimum temperature at 3.7 degrees Celsius, while it was 0.6 degree in Manali and 2.8 degrees in Dharamsala. (IANS)