NEW DELHI: Tuesday national lok adalat held across India, except in Delhi, settled 810,000 lawsuits on Saturday, including 180,000 pending and 630,000 pre-litigation lawsuits, related to the amount of the settlement. ranked more than Rs 5,500 crore.
The trial courts, groaning under a gruesome streak of 4.2 crore cases, were saved this year from the burden of 2.2 crore cases, resolved through three national regulators. organized under the auspices of the CJI-designated National Legal Service Agency. UU LalitNALSA said.
Lalit, who crossed the country even during the pandemic to disseminate free legal aid to the poor with a focus on dispute resolution through lok adalats, held extensive preparatory meetings with the presidents and members of the state legal services agency (SALSA) to guide them in a broad framework to make the litigants understand the benefits of settlement through the dispute resolution process. costly, integral to the operation of lok adalats.
A unique feature of Tuesday NLA is the success of digital lok adalats. “Lok adalat made history in the justice distribution system as it succeeded in providing an additional forum for litigants to deal with satisfactorily and promptly,” said Lalit, CJI appointee. their disputes. There is no doubt about the fact that lok adalats have become the aperture access to justice for the disadvantaged and less fortunate”.
He said these conditions were able to bridge the gap between the litigants and the dispute settlement organizations. “Not only do they provide an effective alternative to seeking settlement, but they also greatly reduce the burden on the courts associated with the backlog and lengthening of cases. They have made it easy for everyone to access justice regardless of their financial status,” he added.
The second NLA has settled more than 950,000 cases involving the settlement amount of Rs 9,422 crore.
NALSA said the three lawsuits filed this year have cumulatively settled more than 2.2 crore cases. The NLA in Delhi could not be held on Saturday because of a full dress rehearsal by the armed forces and police for the Independence Day ceremony. NALSA scheduled it for August 21.