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Legal work is constitutional mandate, not burden: judge

Justice Jasbir Singh, executive chairman of Punjab Legal Services Authority, said on Sunday that work pertaining to legal services was constitutional and not an obligatory burden.

india Updated: Sep 22, 2013 19:21 IST
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Justice Jasbir Singh, executive chairman of Punjab Legal Services Authority, said on Sunday that work pertaining to legal services was constitutional and not an obligatory burden.

Presiding over a joint workshop organised by Haryana and Punjab State Legal Services Authorities for chief judicial magistrates-cum-secretaries of district legal services authorities of Haryana and Punjab, he said the targeted beneficiaries should not be disappointed by those providing legal services.

Singh said: "The work is constitutional and statutory mandate, which we have to follow. Like the judicial work, which we perform as our constitutional duty, the work of legal services is also part of the constitutional mandate."

"Once Parliament has entrusted this task to judiciary, we have to take it as a challenge and not burden. We cannot disappoint the targeted people, for whose benefit the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987, has been enacted," he added.