The National Lok Adalat organised throughout the country on 23 November 2013 settled a record 28.26 lakh cases pending in various courts.
The three Lok Adalat benches constituted in the Supreme Court settled 51 cases, while other benches across the country set a world record by amicably settling over 28 lakh cases. Due to the ongoing assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, the 7.97 lakh cases referred to the national Lok Adalat would be taken up for disposal on the 30th November 2013.
For the first time, Lok Adalats was held across the country in all courts including the Supreme Court and High Courts aiming to dispose of lakhs of cases in a day.
About Lok Adalats
Lok adalats are an alternative dispute resolution mechanism where parties are encouraged to amicably settle cases outside the formal court system. Generally, cases where parties can reach an amicable settlement, including bounced cheque and bank recovery cases, civil suits, motor accident claims, service matters, family matters and traffic challan cases are taken up by lok adalats.
The adalats, organized by National Legal Services Authority (NALSA), state legal services authorities and district legal services authorities. NALSA organizes lok adalats on a regular basis but this is for the first time that it has been organized on such a huge scale.
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Where: Across the country
What: National Lok Adalat