Third National Lok Adalat disposes 56000 cases, disburses Rs 265 crore

The third National Lok Adalat was organised on 14 February 2015 throughout India involving the Supreme Court, high courts, districts courts and taluka-level courts, except in Assam and Uttar Pradesh.

It was organised under the patronage of Chief Justice of India (CJI) H L Dattu and the leadership of Supreme Court Judge Justice T S Thakur.

Nearly 56,000 cases were disposed of by the third National Lok Adalat in a single day. It also saw disbursal of Rs 265 crore as claims towards final settlement in bank recovery and cheques bounce cases.

Third Lok Adalat was organised by the National Legal Service Authority (NALSA) to disburse cases related bank recovery, cheques bounce cases, particularly under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881. Several banks, financial institutions and others had participated in it.

First National Lok Adalats was held in November 2013 and had settled a record 71.50 lakh cases pending in various courts. The second National Lok Adalat was held in December 2014 and had disposed of over 1.25 crore cases.

About Lok Adalats

  • Lok Adalats (people’s courts) settle dispute through conciliation and compromise. The First Lok Adalat was held in Una city in Junagarh district of Gujarat in 1982.
  • Generally, Lok Adalat accepts the cases pending in the regular courts within their jurisdiction which could be settled by conciliation and compromise.
  • The decision of the Lok Adalat is binding on the parties to the dispute and its order is capable of execution through legal process. No appeal lies against the order of the Lok Adalat.

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