ITANAGAR, Oct 16: The Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Service Authority (APSLSA) in collaboration of Department of Justice, Ministry Of Law And Justice, Government Of India organized refreshers training on “Synergy between customary practices and formal law” for Gaon burah and Gaon burihs of Papumpare circle at Siddhartha hall today
Speaking to the reporters, Member Secretary of APSLSA Jawelu Chai informed that according to the memorandum of understanding signed in the year 2018 with the department of justice, ministry of law and justice, APSLSA had to organize two projects. The two projects included the ‘training of Gaon Burah and Gaon Burihs and establishment of a legal Aid clinic in Arunachal Pradesh’, so today’s training is in accordance with the memorandum of understanding signed, she added.
“We have the target to provide training to the 400 GBs of state but we have so far been able to train more than it,” she asserted while adding that today’s training was basically to refresh the village heads of the previous training.
Chai further informed that “the training dwelt on Assam Frontier (Administration of Justice) Regulation 1945, rights to information, right to education, Arunachal Pradesh victim’s compensation schemes etc,”.During the training, GBs were also briefed about the free legal services & legal aid clinic, Lok Adalat, power, functions and jurisdiction of performing their rights .
The general secretary of All Arunachal Pradesh Gaon Burah Welfare Association (AAPGBWA) Tache Lombi speaking to the reporters said that the need of the hour is of more Gaon burihs. He said that there is a need for more Gaon Burih to solve cases related to women as the same gender makes it easy and comfortable in communicating some private points which they can’t share with male GBs.
Meanwhile, Deputy secretary of law and judicial department APSLSA Dani Belo spoke on the Assam frontier (Administration of Justice) Regulation 1945 and judiciary in the present context of Arunachal Pradesh and the way forward.
Earlier, guest speaker, advocate from Guwahati High Court, Itanagar permanent bench Sunil Mow spoke on the scheduled tribes & other traditional forest dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 with special reference to Arunachal Pradesh”.