NLSA and SLSA along with District Legal Services Authority U.T. Chandigarh organized National Lok Adalat
THE VOICE OF CHANDIGARH –
Under the aegis of the National Legal Services Authority, the State Legal Services Authority along with District Legal Services Authority, U.T., Chandigarh organized National Lok Adalat in the District Court, Sector 43, Chandigarh. Necessary directions regarding the safety of litigants, staff and Judicial officers of the Court during the current situation of pandemic issued by the competent authority have been adhered to.
Nine benches headed by the serving Judicial Officers were constituted in the District Courts, Sector-43, Chandigarh. Criminal Compoundable cases, cases under Section 138 of N.I.Act, Bank Recovery cases, MACT Cases, Matrimonial Disputes, Labour Disputes, Arbitration matters, other Civil Cases, Municipal Matters and Traffic Challans were taken up and disposed off with the consent of the parties.
In the National Lok Adalat total 851 cases were disposed off by the benches of serving Judicial Officers constituted in New District Courts Complex, Sector 43, Chandigarh which include 2 Criminal Compoundable case, 603 cases under Section 138 of N.I. Act involving an amount of Rs.1,37,13,728/-, 02 Bank Recovery cases involving amount of Rs.13,75,500/-, 12 Motor Accident Claim cases involving an amount of Rs.1,03,22,998/-, 18 Matrimonial/Family Disputes, 52 Civil Suits and Rent Cases involving an amount of Rs.1,80,61,819/-, 14 Executions involving an amount of Rs.43,99,700/-, 02 Criminal Revision, 4 Crl. Misc., 3 Civil Misc., 15 Arbitration cases, 4 Civil/Rent Appeals, 9 cases of 125 Cr.P.C., 5 case of D.V. Act, 01 Shop Act Case involving fine of Rs.30,000/- and 04 cases of Guardian Act were settled, 101 Traffic Challans were also disposed of by imposing a fine of Rs.60,500/-.
In addition to above, 42 cases involving an amount of Rs.1,02,48,115/- were disposed of by Permanent Lok Adalat (Public Utility Services), 11 pre-litigative cases involving an amount of Rs.10,66,000/-, 4 Labour Dispute Cases involving an amount of Rs.95,000/-.
Gurbir Singh, District & Sessions Judge, Chandigarh, Puneesh Jindia, Member Secretary, State Legal Services Authority, U.T, Chandigarh and Ashok Kumar Mann, CJM-cum-Secretary, District Legal Service Authority, Chandigarh thanked for making this Lok Adalat a success and further appealed to resolve their disputes through the Lok Adalats as it provides quick and economical justice.