National Lok Adalat in all districts on Sep. 14
Dimapur, Sep. 12 (EMN): Along with the rest of India, Nagaland State Legal Services Authority (NSLSA) will conduct the national Lok Adalat (People’s Courts) in all the district headquarters on September 14.
A press release issued by the NSLSA stated that a total of 11 Lok Adalat benches will be set-up by the District Legal Services Authority (DLSAs) for the event.
Lok Adalat is one of the alternative dispute redressal mechanisms and a forum where disputes/ cases pending in the court of law or at pre-litigation stage are settled/ compromised amicably. Lok Adalats have been given statutory status under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987, the release stated.
Under the said Act, the award (decision) made by the Lok Adalats is deemed to be a decree of a civil court and is final and binding on all parties and no appeal against such an award lies before any court of law, it added.
There is no court fee payable when a matter is filed in a Lok Adalat. If a matter pending in the court of law is referred to the Lok Adalat and is settled subsequently, the court fee originally paid in the court on the complaints/ petition is also refunded to the parties.
It stated that in the last national Lok Adalat conducted in the state on July 13, 2019, 409 cases were taken up and 167 cases were settled and disposed off amicably. The total amount of settlement involved in the disposed cases was INR 2,46,73,751.
It further added that the disposal data of each DLSAs will be further uploaded on the web portal of the state authority, nslsa.nagalandgov.in.