NLA held on pan–India basis across J&K, Ladakh UT
83316 Cases resolved, Rs. 128.70 Crore settled
SRINAGAR: The J&K and Ladakh Legal Services Authorities on Saturday organized National LokAdalat throughout the J&K and Ladakh UT.
The Adalats were held under the leadership of Chief Justice and Patron-in-Chief J&K and Ladakh Legal Services Authorities Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey.
In order to have maximum response and settlements between the parties in cases it was advised to organize pre-lok Adalat sittings or pre-counselling sessions well before the date of National Lok Adalat so that parties may get one or more chances for entering into negotiation with the opposite parties.
Apart from this, webinars were organized to sensitize the officers of Legal Services Authorities, Panel Lawyers and PLVs about the importance of LokAdalat as a mode for Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey inaugurated the National LokAdalat in District Court Complex Jammu.
He 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 94839 cases taken up by 119 Benches in the day long National LokAdalat at various courts across the UT of J&K, 83082 Cases were disposed of and an amount of Rs. 128.62 crore was awarded as compensation 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 eight benches and 234 cases were disposed of and an amount of Rs. 6.84 lakh 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.