UP Legal Services Authority will organize Lok Adalats from March 12 to deal with bank-related matters
New Delhi, 21 Feb. (KNN) The Uttar Pradesh Legal Services Authority will conduct Lok Adalats from March 12 in Noida. District Judge Ashok Kumar held a meeting with relevant officials to review the preparations.
He also ordered officials to prepare an action plan to ensure that as many cases as possible are heard at Lok Adalat next month.
Officials said bank-related issues would be given priority due to the high number of pending cases. Apart from them, civil, matrimonial and family disputes, land leases and cases related to income, forest, land acquisition and accident compensation would be heard at Lok Adalat.
The last Lok Adalat took place on December 11th. Besides officials from the state legal department authority, those from other departments involved in cases were also asked to prepare.
Officials were also urged to raise awareness about Lok Aadalat so that more people can approach him for hearing their cases.
The National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) along with other legal service institutions run Lok Adalats. Lok Adalat is one of the alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, it is a forum where disputes/cases pending before the courts or at the pre-litigation stage are settled/compromised amicably.
Lok Adalats was given statutory status under the Legal Services Authorities Act 1987.
There are no court fees to be paid when a case is filed in a Lok Adalat.
If a case pending in court is referred to the Lok Adalat and is subsequently settled, the court fees originally paid to the court on complaints/motions are also refunded to the parties. (KNN Office)