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AP CM releases Law Nestham funds


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Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has released Rs. 6, 12, 65,000 towards the first tranche of YSR Law Nestham for 2023-24 benefiting 2,677 junior advocates.

An amount of Rs.25,000 each, covering 5-month period from February 2023, would be credited directly into their bank accounts.

Releasing the amount virtually with the click of a button at the Camp Office here on Monday, the Chief Minister said that YSR Law Nestham is intended to handhold junior advocates by helping them settle down in profession in the initial three years after enrolment.

AP is the only state in the country which has been implementing Law Nestham to help junior advocates, he said, adding that the second tranche would be released in December.

Under the programme, Government would pay a stipend of Rs. 60,000 every year in instalments for three years.

“The Government wants the benefiting junior advocates to stand by the poor during their practice. My fond hope is that the advocates would transfer the good to the poor people,” he said, appealing to advocates to keep this mind.

So far, 5781 junior advocates received Rs. 41.52crore under the scheme, he said, observing that Government has set up Advocates Welfare Trust with Rs. 100crores to help them.

In the last four years, the Trust has also provided financial assistance of Rs. 25crore for facilitating group medi-claim policies and loans. Junior advocates seeking assistance under the scheme can contact the Law Secretary or apply at [email protected].

Junior advocates who benefited from the scheme interacted with the Chief Minister virtually from several districts.

Chief Secretary Dr KS Jawahar Reddy, Law Secretary G. Prabhakar, senior officials of the Law department and senior advocates were present.

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