Authority shall give effect to the policy and directions of the
central Authority and shall perform all
such functions as are specified in clauses (a), (b) and (c) of
sub-section 2 of section 7 and shall also perform
all or any of the following functions namely:-
Co-ordinate and monitor the implementation of the directions of
the centre Authority the High Court
Committee and District Authorities;
organize Lok Adalats including Lok Adalats for High Court cases;
carry out schemes and programmes of promoting the cause of legal
aid, legal literacy and other legal
services with the help of, and in coordination with,
governmental agencies; and non-governmental voluntary Social
Service institution, Universities and other bodies engaged in
the work of promoting the cause of Legal Services to the poor.
organize and encourage special legal aid, legal advice, legal
literacy and other legal services schemes and programmes, in
particular, within the areas predominantly inhabited by
Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other weaker sections of
the society and also within far-flung areas of the State.
carry forward the schemes, programmes of planes legal aid, legal
literacy and other legal services which were in progress or in
hand by the Uttar Pradesh State Legal Aid and Advice Board for
benefit of the poor and other weaker sections of the society in
the field of law.
formulate, and undertake preventive and strategic legal aid
programmes in coordination with the Government and the High
Court towards reducing and discouraging litigation and making
certain areas free from litigation.
formulate, in consultation with the Central Authority, schemes
and programmes as are considered appropriate for providing legal
service to the poor and other weaker sections of the society.
Give appropriate directions to the District Authorities to
promote cause of the legal service to the poor and other
weaker sections of the society and in the matter of securing
cooperation from the governmental and non
-governmental voluntary social services institutions,
universities and other bodies engaged in such work.