About 10.19 lakh cases were settled in the first National Lok Adalat of 2019 held on March 9,2019 across the country under the aegis of National Legal Services Authority. The settled cases include 5.45 lakh pending and 4.73 prelitigation cases. In the year 2019, four National Lok Adalats will be held. Second National Lok Adalat is scheduled for 13th July. National Lok Adalats are held on PAN India basis, where pre-litigation and pending cases are taken for settlement. In 2018, about 47 lakh cases were disposed of in National Lok Adalats, which included about 21 lakh pending cases and 26 lakh pre-litigation cases.
In a national level effort to settle pending cases, local judiciary has planed to cover over 51 thousand cases in the Lok Adalat slated for tomorrow in the Mathura (UP) district.
Districtt Judge has given a call to all the litigants to take advantage of the Lok Adalat for the speedy justice.
“It (Lok Adalat) not only paves the way for speedy justice without spending a single penny but also converts enmity into cordial relations.
“Our aim is to ensure settlement of all the cases that have been taken up for Lok Adalat,” Distt Judge Dinesh Kumar Singh said.
Meanwhile, District Magistrate has ordered the different Government departments to ensure maximum attendance tomorrow.
“Every type of facility would be provided to litigants opting to get their cases in National Lok Adalat,” District Magistrate Rajesh Kumar said.
Special “arrangements”, including big pandals with basic amenities, have been made for the litigants.
“Two ‘May I help you?’ counters would be set up inside judiciary campus,” Pawan KumarSrivastava, Civil judge and secreatery Vidhik Seva Pradhikaran (Mathura) stated.
Since “summons” have been served to almost all the litigants, therefore local judiciary expect startling result tomorrow.
“Litigants may come directly and get their case settled, in case proper notice has not been served,” Srivastava added.
To make the National Lok Adalat a grand success besides a rally of school children and eminent citizens taken outfor awareness, over two dozen camps to educate the litigants were also organized at Tahsil and block headquarters, villages, schools and colleges.
Skits and magic show were also organized at important places for lasting impact of Lok Adalat on the spectators.
“Twenty-nine type of cases including all type of criminal compoundable matters, all civil cases except barred by apex court, revenue matters, taxes, stamp duty matters related to Govt schems, Insurance claims, bank recovery cases, telephone, power etc., would be settled in Lok Adalat,” to a question Srivastava narrated.
Ia mammoth exercise to settle 39 lakh pending cases, Supreme Court Chief Justice P Sathasivam on Saturday inaugurated a day-long National Lok Adalat where for the first time cases are being taken up simultaneously all over the country for settlement.
The Lok Adalats are taking place in the Supreme Court, 24 high courts and all the district courts of the country.
Inaugurating the National Lok Adalat, Chief Justice Sathasivam said that the main object of the adalat was to ensure speedy justice to the litigants and to make sure that there were no further appeals.
He described resolution of disputes through the Lok Adalat as cost-effective and providing easy access to justice.
The cases that will be settled Saturday include motor-accident claims, matrimonial disputes, labour disputes, cheque bouncing and traffic challans.
The chief justice urged the presiding judges to ensure that parties to the settlement of the cases are not intimidated or compromised while arriving at a settlement.