NAME, COLLEGE, YEAR OF STUDY: Aditi Deshpande,  1st Year, Hidayatullah National Law University

PLACE OF INTERNSHIP: Chhattisgarh State Legal Services Authority, DLSA District Legal State Services Authority, Raipur.

ADDRESS:   VidhikSevaMargOpposite SBI ATM, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, Pin code- 495001

DURATION:[3 weeks]

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: I had applied two weeks prior to the intended start of the internship through their email address. They were quick to respond to the internship application mail.

MAIN TASKS:The different tasks were assigned for different days in DLSA, Raipur. For a few days, we witnessed the various court proceedings in the Raipur District Court so as to know about how the court works. On some days, we went on visits to places like the Juvenile Justice Board and Observation Home at Mana Camp Raipur, Children’s welfare Centre, Old Age Home, near Mana, and Central Jail of Raipur. We also witnessed National Lok Adalat proceedings which takes place in every three months. We also read various cases that dealt with POCSO Act, CBI Cases, SC/ST Cases, Electricity cases, Fast Track Court cases, and Family court cases. The last week was assigned to visit the SLSA office in Bilaspur and The High Court of Chattisgarh, Bilaspur where we saw the court proceedings for 2 days.

GOOD THINGS: There was no delay in assigning the tasks. Supervision was provided to all the interns. The working hours were manageable. There was no communication gap between the authority and the interns, it was a smooth experience.

BAD THINGS: They could have provided some facilities to those who didn’t have any means togo to Bilaspur or stay at Bilaspur as a part of the internship. Also, the certificates weren’t issued on time.

OVERALL EXPERIENCE:   The overall experience was quite good. I would recommend interning at this place. All over 4/5.