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Need to know: Consumer forum pay | legal aid clinics | Gay parent-judge on Naz & more…

2,648 new legal aid clinics: CJI P Sathasivam has inaugurated 2,648 legal aid clinics, each to be manned by two volunteers and a lawyer, in villages across India to assist villagers in getting BPL card, Election ID, Aadhaar Card, Gas connection and government welfare schemes [IBNLive]

Lowly paid consumer forum members: Bombay HC has directed Maharashtra to increase the remuneration of its district consumer forum members. Right now a full-time member gets paid Rs 800 per day while a part time members gets paid half of that. 19 out of 40 district forums in the state are dysfunctional due to vacant posts of members [DNA]

Delhi HC illegal heritage renovation: 500 Delhi high court advocates have made a representation to the chief justice of the HC to look into the allegedly illegal construction and renovation work of the Sher Shah Suri mosque located within the HC’s premises [PTI]

Delhi HC public prosecutor axed: Delhi HC’s chief public prosecutor Pawan Sharma has been continuing illegally in his post since the expiry of his three-year term on 21 December 2012, but will now be removed. The irregularity was discovered after Delhi’s Lt governor wrote to chief minister Arvind Kejriwal asking for an explanation on why the government was losing many cases over the past few years. Sharma maintained that his remaining in the post was not illegal in the absence of a notification formally ending his tenure, and that he had been attending meetings and taking files of cases from the new government as well [Mail Today]

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