29 lakh cases settled via lok adalats across country
One-liner: In a bid to ease pressure on the judicial system, over 29 lakh cases were settled and a whopping ₹4,431Cr awarded on Saturday in national lok adalats held in 35 states and union territories by National Legal Services Authority (NALSA).
Need to know: In certain states, the national lok adalat was inaugurated by the Chief Justice of the respective high courts and the executive chairpersons of the concerned State Legal Services Authority (SLSA).
- Moreover, in some states, the judges of high courts visited their respective administrative district judgeship and motivated all the stakeholders
- The lok adalats, which were conducted through virtual and hybrid mode, took up 7,245,063 cases, which were either pending in courts or belonged to the pre-litigation stage
Huge success: Over 29 lakh cases were disposed of till the last reports were received, indicating a huge achievement and success for the legal services authorities.
- In Punjab, approximately 1,38,000 cases were taken up. Long pending matters relating to matrimonial disputes, property disputes, cheque bounce cases, labour matters, criminal compoundable cases were taken up