Part IV
Article 39A

Equal justice and free legal aid

The State shall secure that the operation of the legal system promotes justice, on a basis of equal opportunity, and shall, in particular, provide free legal aid, by suitable legislation or schemes or in any other way, to ensure that opportunities for securing justice are not denied
to any citizen by reason of economic or other disabilities.


The article was not a part of the Constitution of India 1950. It was inserted by the Constitution (Forty-second Amendment) Act, 1976.