• Access to Justice
  • Legal Awareness
  • Legal Support (Capacity Building)
  • Legal Empowerment
  • Juridical Advocacy
  • Mediation


CLAP is a registered Society and recognised under the following laws of India:

       1. Registered as a Society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 (Act XXI of 1860) bearing registration no 1843-473 of 1982-1983 on 18/11/1982.

         2. Registered under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act 2010 bearing registration No 104860004  Dtd 08.08.2016  with permission to receive foreign contributions and grants.

        3. Registered under Section 12- A and 80-G of Income Tax Act 1952. As per Section 12-A CLAP is exempted from payment of Income Tax from all sources of its Income for Charitable Purpose. In case of 80-G  it provides benefit in the form of exemption from Income Tax for Individuals and organisation making donation to CLAP.

Statutory Documents

Message of Founder

Shyam Sundar Das, the Founder and moving spirit of CLAP was an eminent Sarvodaya Leader who dedicated his entire life for public work based on Truth, Non-Violence and People’s Participaton.

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From President Desk

Historically, CLAP Legal Service Institute, since its inception in 1982 as registered entity has been advancing Fundamental Human Right with Dignity through the instrument of law and the provision of legal recourse in India.

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