The new service was announced on microblogging site Twitter by the officah handle of Umang India. “#SamvidhanDiwas | Dear Users, #NyayaBandhu is your new friend on #UMANG! Utilize this free of cost service from Department of Justice and connect with advocates, get legal advice, check your case status, view FAQs and more,” reads the tweet.
#SamvidhanDiwas | Dear Users, #NyayaBandhu is your new friend on #UMANG! Utilize this free of cost service from Dep… https://t.co/edjSWeqvmW
— UMANG App India (@UmangOfficial_) 1606378547000
The service will be available for both citizens and advocates. Citizens can register themselves as applicants and connect with advocates. While the advocates can register to provide legal advice to the applicants via the app. Citizens will also be able to check status of their cases whether they are pending, ongoing, rejected or completed.
For those unaware, Nyaya Bandhu programme seeks to establish a framework for dispensation of pro bono legal services across the country. Practising and interested advocates offer pro bono work to the eligible marginalised and vulnerable beneficiaries. It was launched in April 2017.