Definition of "Applicant"

An applicant includes any individual who is marginalised or disadvantaged as per the definition laid out under Section 12 of the Legal Services Authority, Act 1987.

These eligible categories, along with required proof of eligibility, are specified in the table below

# Eligibility category Proof of eligibility
1 Member of a Scheduled Caste Scheduled Caste Certificate issued by appropriate Govt. Authority
2 Member of a Scheduled Tribe; Scheduled Tribe Certificate issued by appropriate Govt. Authority
3 Victim of trafficking in human beings or begar as referred in article 23 of the Constitution; Any document proving this status – legal/court/police document.
4 Woman or a Child; Any Government issued ID with Date of Birth and Gender identified
5 Person with disability Disability Certificate issued by appropriate Govt. Authority
6 Person in custody Court order/documents
7 An industrial workman Employment id/certification
8 Victim of a mass disaster, ethnic violence, caste atrocity, flood, drought, earthquake or industrial disaster; Any legal/government document certifying this status.
9 Person with annual income less than as prescribed under law. Revenue certificate issued by appropriate Govt. Authority or BPL Card.
10 Other (such as Senior Citizens) Any Government issued ID with Date of Birth and Gender identified.

Please read the terms and conditions applicable to 'Applicants' here.

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