National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) has organized the National Lok Adalat on 13th February throughout the country in all courts at all stages from the Taluk Courts to High Courts.
National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) informed that the exercise has resulted in a huge success due to the efforts put in by the State Legal Services Authorities across the country as well as the High Court Legal Services Committees.
As per the National Legal Services Authority press release more than 3.5 lacs matter as per the figures received till 5.00 PM, which include 1.9 lacs pending and 1.6 lacs pre-litigation matters, have been settled. The total value of the settlement amount reached today is Rs.1185 crore.
The nature of matters which were taken up in the National Lok Adalat on 13th February ranged from Criminal Compoundable, Bank Recovery, under Section 138 NI Act, MACT, Family Disputes Matrimonial Disputes, Labour Disputes, Land Acquisition, Electricity & Water disputes and Civil etc.
It is discernible that the National Lok Adalat has greatly benefitted the common man and it has been achieved not only because of the Legal Services Authorities but also because of the cooperation of the State Governments and local administration as well as the financial institutions which take Banks and Insurance Companies. The aim is to decrease pendency as well as keep additional litigation swathing the courts, where settlements are possible”, states the release.
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