About the Committee
Chairman of the Committee
High Court Legal Service Committee & Lawyers
Criteria for availing legal aid services
Steps to obtain legal aid
Submission of application for legal aid
Disposal of application
Programmes, Schemes and Services
Mode of Legal Services
Legal aid services not provided in certain cases
Progress Report
Application Form
Contact Address
Important Links
Supreme Court Legal Services Committee
Supreme Court of India
High Court of Chhattisgarh
Indian Courts Portal




Every person who has to file or defend a case shall be entitled to legal services if that person, is-

  1. a member of a Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe;
  2. a victim of trafficking in human beings or beggar as referred to in Article 23 of the Constitution ;
  3. a women or a child;
  4. a person with disability as defined in clause (I) of Section 2 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act. 1995;
  5. Disability Means:-
    1. blindness;
    2. low vision;
    3. leprosy-cured;
    4. hearing impairment;
    5. locomotors disability;
    6. mental retardation;
    7. mental illness;
  6. a person under circumstances of underserved want such as being a victim of a mass disaster, ethnic violence, caste atrocity, flod drought, earthquake or industial disaster;
  7. an industial workman;or
  8. a person in custody, including custody in a protective home within the meaning of clause (g) of Section 2 of the Imoral Traffic (Prevention)Act 1956 or in a juvenile Home (Observation Homes, Special Homes, Place of Safety, Children Homes) within the meaning of Section 47,48,49,50 of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015 or in a psychiatric hospital or psychiatric nursing home within the meaning of Clause (g) of Section 2 of the Mental Health Act 1987
  9. in case of great public importance; or
  10. in special case, reasons for which to be recorded in writing which is considered otherwise deserving of legal service;
  11. Transgender People;
  12. a Senior Citizen of India who has attained the age of 60 years or above
  13. Cancer Patient;
  14. H I V Patient;
  15. Any citizen of India whose annual income from all sources dose not exceed Rs. 150000/- (One Lakh Fifty thousand) shall be entitled to get legal services