Mohali(DP Correspondent) : Lok Adalats are Litigant centered Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanism in which members of Lok Adalat bench motivate and assist the parties to amicably arrive to a settlement.
Under the guidance of Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Judge, Supreme Court of India and Executive Chairman, National Legal Services Authority and under the leadership of Hon’ble Mr. Justice T.P.S Mann, Judge, Punjab and Haryana High Court and Executive Chairman, Punjab State Legal Services Authority, today National Lok Adalat has been organized throughout the state. 209 Lok Adalat Benches were constituted in the state, and 63530 cases were taken up in today’s National Lok Adalat, out of which 19269 cases were disposed of and total amount awarded was Rs. 2520739185/-.
People were very enthusiastic and actively participated in the Lok Adalat. Hon’ble Mr. Justice T.P.S. Mann, had been throughout motivating and guiding all the Judicial Officers in the State of Punjab to select right cases to be taken up in the Lok Adalat, make maximum pre-sittings to assist the Parties so that they can resolve the disputes amicably. Meetings were also held at state level to pursue the banks, insurance companies, revenue authorities and other Govt. Authorities to positively contribute for settlement of cases in the Lok Adalat
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