Aims and Object

The aims and objects for which the Trust is established are the following:

  • Education, research and training: To promote education, especially girl education; To conduct educational, environmental and sociological studies; To promote use of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) for socio-economic development of the community; To organise training and refresher programmes for the volunteers and officials of different Non Government Organisations/ TRUST  to strengthen the development skills of trainees through IEC (information, education and communication) which they can use in the development sector; To disseminate information and knowledge, to edit, publish, and print literature and documents, maintain libraries, and to organise seminars/ conference/ meetings etc; To promote participation of youth (unemployed as well as students) in income generation activities; To establish educational, professional and vocational institutions that would strengthen the developmental process; To organise lectures, seminars and workshops to help or strengthen the character building process.
  • Health: To spread awareness about STD and HIV/AIDS and work for the welfare of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs); To work in the field of reproductive and child health services; To create awareness about communicable and vector-borne disease control measures through better hygiene and sanitation; To narrow the difference between the health status of people on the basis of their religion, region, caste, class and gender.
  • Development: To promote social welfare activities with special emphasis on women empowerment; To work for the betterment of weaker sections viz. SC/ST, women, children, senior citizens, and disabled etc. with a vision of social justice; To speed up the process of rural development and strengthen the agricultural, horticultural and animal husbandry sector; To eliminate child labour, child trafficking, and child abuse and focus on the education and resettlement of these deprived children; To form self help groups and cooperatives and run income generation activities by linking them with banks through micro-credit; To work for environmental awareness, sustainable development and participative management of local natural resources for village level development; To fight against social wrongs like discrimination and harassment based on gender, caste and class; To create awareness among people about functions and powers of PRIs (Panchayati Raj Institutions) and increase people’s participation in democratic institutions; To create awareness about disaster management; To fight against corruption and make people aware about their legal and consumer rights; To collaborate with corporate houses to fulfil their social responsibilities.
  • Policy formulation and implementation: To work with the government and other NGOs/ Trust at the policy formulation level; To affirmatively coordinate with the State and Central Government in implementation of developmental schemes.
  • Legal Awareness: To uphold the Constitution of India and the representative, free and democratic form of the Government and to uphold and promote the Rule of Law and social justice; To promote the science of Jurisprudence and to encourage and conduct research and investigations in legal and allied fields; To promote the reforms of the administration of justice and of law and its healthy development, suitable to the social, economic and other needs of the people; To promote uniformity of the legislation and of the judicial decisions throughout the country; To uphold the honour, dignity and the independence of the bar and the bench, jurists, teachers and students of law and members of the press; To assist the bar in upholding its rights and the dignity in its relations with the executive, judiciary and legislation; To apply the knowledge and the experience in the field of law for the promotion of the public good; To promote and protect the privileges, interest and prestige of the association and to promote union and co-operation and solidarity among the advocates practicing in different courts; To take measures for the provision of free legal aid to the poor and the establishment and maintenance of a system of prompt and efficient legal advice for persons irrespective of their income; To coordinate with the non-governmental organisations, government organisations, statutory organisations, international organisations to disseminate, impart knowledge or legal education to the public at large; To improve the standard of legal education in India; To establish legal institutions, educational institutions and ancillary institutions throughout India and abroad; To set up a code of professional conduct, discipline and etiquette; To improve relations and cooperation between the bar and the bench, between the bar and the public, and the bench and the public and between the international bench, bar and the jurists and the bench, bar and the jurists of other countries and also with the press, teachers of law and law students; To take measures with a view to provide an efficient system of law reporting and promote publication of works on law; To work in cooperation with other societies, institutions and organisations, (national or international) in the pursuit of all or any of the above aims and objects; To promote, organise and participate in national and international organisations of jurists, judges, lawyers and law teachers, law students and the press; To conduct and hold seminars, symposia, conferences, rallies, and to carry out protests in any manner on issues and topics of interest to the jurists, members of legal profession, teachers of law, law students and the bench and the public at large; To publish newspapers, magazines, periodicals, publication of articles, treaties, books, reports and other literature etc; and also to publish “the jurist”; To organise campaigns for legal awareness and create a sense of self-confidence based upon legal knowledge of the people at large irrespective of caste, creed, religion and geographical boundaries; To establish and maintain a library or libraries; To launch and maintain a website as an interface between members of the public and the council and between members of the council inter se and also for continuing contact with other organisations in the world; Without prejudice to the generality of the above objects and for the effective carrying out the same, the council shall have the power to acquire, receive and hold property of any kind, including securities and negotiable instruments, to construct and maintain buildings, including the right to alter or improve them and to equip them suitably, to manage, to transfer, or otherwise dispose of the property of any kind belonging to the council; To Institute PIL, Suit or file case on behalf of venerable section of Trust; To do all such things and to perform all such acts as may be necessary or proper for the achieving of any or all of the above objects.
  • Policy framework:  Prepare report and suggestion on Legislation to Central and State Government; To do all such things and to perform all such acts as may be necessary or proper for the achieving of any or all of the above objects.
  • Legal assistance: The Trust shall provide legal assistance to those who need it without any discrimination whatsoever on the grounds of caste, creed, race, religion, sex, or place of birth; while legal awareness is the natural starting point for legal empowerment, it has often to be followed by legal assistance in actually accessing rights. This is especially so for marginalized sections whose protracted vulnerability makes access to justice particularly difficult. For the purposes of assistance the Trust shall provide free legal advice and counselling which may also be extended to representation in court through litigation in case of such a requirement; all such legal assistance shall be provided through the Trust’s network of lawyers and community justice workers in various parts of the country. Advocates may be hired in case of a requirement; for such purposes of justice as envisaged, the Trust shall endeavour to collaborate with the Legal Services Authority of various states for the provision of legal assistance; and the trust may establish, maintain, manage and administer “Legal Aid Cells” in the areas of operation for the provision of free and easy legal advice and aid to the community.
  • Legal capacity for good governanceThe Trust shall endeavour– to legally empower people through legal capacity building; and to build legal capacity of the poor and the marginalised to enable them to protect their rights, pursue their own interests, and demand accountability and responsiveness from government agencies and public institutions.
  • Advocacy for policy development: Advocacy for policy development– The trust shall shall engage with policy makers in providing inputs for new legislations and assessing existing ones.
  • Legal education: The Trust may establish, maintain, manage and administer educational institutions including research centres in backward, tribal, and urban areas; undertake, assist and aid literacy programs and awareness generation campaigns; establish, maintain and undertake to aid and assist in the establishment and maintenance of public libraries and book banks; and organize workshops, conferences, and various academic competitions such as Essay Competitions, Debates, Moot Court Competitions, Model United Nations Conference, etc.