Monday, 10 July 2017

Claims of About 2100 Crores Settled in National Lok Adalat

By 121 News

Chandigarh 10th July:- Third bi-monthly National Lok Adalat for the year 2017 was held on Saturday under the patronage of Hon'ble Justice J.S. Khehar, Chief Justice of India and the dynamic leadership of Hon'ble Justice Dipak Misra, Judge, Supreme Court of India & Executive Chairman of the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) throughout the country in all courts at all levels from the Taluk Courts to High Courts in 654 districts and 2267 taluks. More than 7.1 lacs have been reported to be settled, which include 3.98 lacs pending and 3.12 lacs pre-litigation cases. The total value of the settlement amount is 2100 crore. The said disposal would result into easing the burden of the pending cases as the said disposal in one day is almost equal to disposal of all the courts throughout the country in approx. 18 days.

It is evident that the National Lok Adalat has greatly benefitted the common man and it has been achieved not only because of Legal Services Authorities/Committees but also because of cooperation extended by the Judges, Lawyers, Banking and Insurance companies.

Hon'ble Justice Dipak Misra, Judge, Supreme Court of India and Executive Chairman, NALSA took personal interest and interacted with Executive Chairmen of various State Legal Services Authorities and it was because of his specific directions regarding the efforts required for selecting the cases and holding Pre-Lok Adalat sittings that the said disposal could be achieved.