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National Lok Adalat disposes 165 cases in the state

By EMN Updated: Sep 09, 2017 11:43 pm

Dimapur, Sep 9 (EMN): The courts across the State on Saturday conducted, took up a total 471 cases for settlement, out of which 165 cases were disposed off. The total settlement amount involved in the disposed cases amounts to Rs. 1,13,50,265.
The National Lok Adalat (People’s court) was conducted in all district headquarters, by the respective District Legal Services Authorities (DLSAs).
The press release stated that cases were mostly on banking, public utility, criminal compoundable matters, which yielded a significant number of disposal as well as active participation by the banks, general insurance companies, public service providers and most importantly amenable appearance by the litigants.
DLSAs said today’s Lok Adalat in the State was a great success with sincere cooperation and participation from the officials and representatives of the banks, insurance companies and various concern stakeholders.
The Lok Adalat proceedings were carried out led by the presiding judges aided by conciliators, lawyers and the para legal volunteers at various respective district court buildings.
The proceedings were also conducted in local dialects for convenience of the illiterate litigants the release informed.
Lok Adalat is meant for amicable settlement of cases based on the concept of conciliated settlement of disputes. The system of Lok Adalat is economical and here the justice delivery is quick and effective. The National Lok Adalat is held bimonthly throughout the country and the respective State Legal Services Authorities serve as the implementing agency which is statutory bodies constituted under the Legal Services Authorities Act 1987.
Meanwhile, Kohima District Legal Services Authority organised an awareness programme on NALSA schemes and activities of legal service authority at Kohima Law College on September 7. Kohima Law College Professor-in-charge, Kezhakhoto Savi spoke on Legal Services Authority and Consumer Right; Panel Lawyer KDLSA, Wapangienla spoke on NALSA schemes, and Panel Lawyer KDLSA, Asenla Walling spoke on legal service authority activities. Para Legal Volunteers- Jevitoli and Teisozelhou also shared their experiences.

By EMN Updated: Sep 09, 2017 11:43:02 pm