83,316 Cases resolved, Rs. 128.70 Crore settled
SRINAGAR: J&K and Ladakh Legal Services Authorities organized National LokAdalat throughout the UT’s of J&K and Ladakh, on Saturday under the dynamic leadership of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, Chief Justice and Patron-in-Chief, J&K and Ladakh Legal Services Authorities and under the guidance of Justice Sanjeev Kumar, Executive Chairman, Ladakh Legal Services Authority and Justice Sindhu Sharma, Chairperson, High Court Legal Services Committee.
In order to have maximum response and settlements between the parties in cases like MACT, matrimonial, cheque bounce cases under NI Act, Money recovery cases, etc., it was advised to organize pre-lokAdalat sittings or pre-counselling sessions well before the date of National LokAdalat so that parties may get one or more chances for entering into negotiation/dialogue with the opposite parties.
Apart this, webinars were organized to sensitize the officers of Legal Services Authorities/Committees, Panel Lawyers and PLVs about the importance of LokAdalat as a mode for Alternate Dispute Resolution.
Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, Chief Justice and Patron-in-Chief, J&K Legal Services Authority inaugurated the National LokAdalat in District Court Complex Jammu. Thereafter, Justice Magrey, inspected different benches of the National LokAdalat in District Court Complex as well as in the Srinagar Wing of the High Court to have first-hand information about the cases being taken up and disposed of in the National LokAdalat.
As per the information received from the districts, out of a total number of 94,839 cases taken up by 119 Benches in the day long National LokAdalat at various courts across the UT of J&K, 83,082 Cases were disposed of and an amount of Rs. 128,62,87,728 was awarded as compensation/settlement amount in civil, criminal, labour disputes, Electricity and Water Bills cases, Land Acquisition, Family matters, cheque dishonor and Bank Recovery cases. Likewise in Ladakh a total of 256 Cases were taken up by 8 benches and 234 cases were disposed of and an amount of Rs. 6,84,355/- was awarded as compensation/settlement amount in civil, criminal, labour disputes, Electricity and Water Bills cases, Land Acquisition, Family matters, cheque dishonor and Bank Recovery cases.
Member Secretary, J&K Legal Services Authority, M.K.Sharma thanked all the participants including the Judicial Officers, Secretaries DLSA’s, Advocates, representatives of insurance companies & banks, staff of the courts & Legal Services Institutions & litigants for their pragmatic approach in settlement of cases in such a large number.