After section 11 of the principal Act, the following sections shall be inserted, namely:-
11A .Taluk Legal Services Committee (1) The State Authority may constitute a Committee, to be called the Taluk Legal Services Committee, for each taluk or mandal or for group of taluks or mandals.
(2) The Committee shall consist of-
(a) the Senior Civil Judge operating within the jurisdiction of the Committee who shall be the ex officio Chairman; and
(b) such number of other members, possessing such experience and qualifications, as may be prescribed by the State Government, to be nominated by that Government in consultation with the Chief Justice of the High Court.
(3) The Committee may appoint such number of officers and other employees as may be prescribed by the State Government in consultation with the Chief Justice of the High Court for the efficient discharge of its functions.
(4) The officers and other employees of the Committee shall be entitled to such salary and allowances and shall be subject to such other conditions of service as may be prescribed by the State Government in consultation with the Chief Justice of the High Court.
(5) The administrative expenses of the Committee shall be defrayed out of the District Legal Aid Fund by the District Authority.
11B .Functions of Taluk Legal Services Committee
The Taluk Legal Services Committee may perform all or any of the following functions, namely:-
(a) coordinate the activities of legal services in the taluk;
(b) organise Lok Adalats within the taluk; and
(c) perform such other functions as the District Authority may assign to it.".
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