Mohali: District Legal Services Authority organised a seminar on MACT and Accident Information Report. In this seminar 50 persons were present and respected Ld. District and Sessions Judge Archana Puri addressed all of them and sensitized them regarding the instructions issuing by Hon’ble Supreme Court as well as Hon’ble Punjab and Haryana High Court in cases titled Jai Parkash Vs National Insurance Co. Ltd. and Ors. and in Sandeep Vs ICICI Lombard General Insurance Co. Ltd. Ld.
District and Sessions Judge directed to the Police Officials present to file Accident Information Report in the court on time immediately when the matter is reported to the Police after verification of the complainant/Victim. The purpose of sensitising police officials was to ensure that the compensation/ claim are timely given the victim/complainant or the family or deceased.
At the same time the Insurance companies i.e. Bajaj Allianz GIC, ICICI Lombard GIC, Liberty Videocon GIC, Future GIC, L and T GIC, Bharati Axa GIC, HDFC ERGO GIC, SBI GIC, Reliance GIC, Magna HDI GIC, IFFCO Tokio GIC were present and special instructions given to them and their standing counse Simrandeep Singh that in case where the liabilities of Insurance Companies not disputed, every effort should made to give the Claim/ Compensation to the Victim/Complainant. They were also directed to appoint a Nodal Officer who will look into the Accident Report and shall provide amount to the complainant/ Victim. At the same time the Para Legal Volunteers were present who were deputed at Police Station and they were also sensitised regarding Accident Information Report and their duties.
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