Srinagar: In pursuance to the directions of National Legal Services Authority, the National Lok Adalat was today conducted across all the districts of Kashmir division.
The Lok Adalat was organised to settle Pre-litigation, pending cases in the courts particularly MACT, matrimonial, family disputes, labour disputes, civil and criminal cases, bank recovery cases, electricity and water bills besides cases related to other civil matters.
At Budgam: Under the insightful directions of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, Executive Chairman, JKLSA and radiant guidance of Mohammad Ashraf Malik- Chairman DLSA Budgam, Fourth National Lok Adalat was organized today in District Budgam.
The National Lok Adalat was inaugurated by Mohammad Ashraf Malik-Chairman District Legal Services Authority Budgam, at District Court Complex Budgam.
On the occasion, each Court had identified cases for the Lok Adalat beforehand and same were placed before eight different benches constituted by DLSA Budgam for settlement in National Lok Adalat.
At Ganderbal: The District Legal Services Authority Ganderbal constituted Three Lok-Adalat Benches, Two benches were constituted at Ganderbal, while the 3rd Bench at Kangan. The Benches took up the identified matters for amicable settlement.
The National Lok Adalat was held under the supervision of Chairman District Legal Services Authority (Principal District and Sessions Judge) Ganderbal Shazia Tabassum. Secretary District Legal Services Authority Ganderbal, Tabasum coordinated the National Lok Adalat.
Many pre-litigation matters like PMAY Scheme, Public Utility service matters etc pertaining to people belonging to inaccessible areas as declared by Government of J&K as in accessible areas were taken up before the said National Lok-Adalat and were settled through amicable settlement.
The cases of these people were received while conducting Door to Door Campaign by PLVs of District Ganderbal.
Bench No. 01 in association with Department of Labour & Employment Ganderbal through Assistant Labour Commissioner Ganderbal, Sheikh Murtaza provided educational assistance to the children of almost 518 labourers, an amount of Rs 37,70,000 disbursed to the labourers by virtue of the cheque.
A total number of 490 cases were taken up before the said National Lok Adalat Benches, out of which 263 Cases were settled through amicable settlement. An amount of Rs 48,66,125 was realized as settlement amount in different nature of cases.
At Baramulla: District Legal Services Authority Baramulla in collaboration with Tehsil Legal Service Committees today organised Special Lok Adalats across the district.
The Adalats were conducted under the Chairmanship of Principal District & Sessions Judge Baramulla Mohammad Yousuf Wani.
At District Court Baramulla, the Lok Adalat was inaugurated by the Principal District and Sessions Judge wherein 06 benches were constituted for hearing the cases.
The Lok Adalat comprised total 14 benches constituted in the entire district in which 2026 different cases/ matters were taken up, out of which 1420 cases were settled amicably on spot. An amount of Rs 2.46 Crore was also recovered as the settlement amount. Amount on account of composition, maintenance charges and civil cases were also realized respectively.
Speaking on the occasion, Chairman DLSA Baramulla said that the main objective of organising such Lok Adalats is to help people in general and poor and weaker sections of the society in particular.
Moreover, Secretary DLSA Baramulla, Mir Sayeem Qayoom said that the objective holding such Lok Adalats is to make availability of ‘Justice for all’ a reality as per the mandate of the constitution.
At Anantnag: National Lok Adalat was organized at District Court Anantnag and in subordinate courts of the district under the chairmanship of Naseer Ahmad Dar (PDJ) Anantnag.
By the concerted efforts of presiding officers of all the courts, cooperation rendered by the learned Advocates and officers of various Government Departments, insurance companies and banking institutions, a total number of 25,147 cases were taken up by 08 benches, out of which 11600 cases were settled in the said National Lok Adalat.
An amount of Rs. 3.5 crore was awarded/decreed in Bank recovery cases, one crore rupees was granted as compensation in MACT cases and land acquisition cases, Rs. 13 crores in pre litigation cases was awarded for recovery in Electric city cases an amount of Rs. 2.76 Lakhs was recovered as fine in criminal compoundable cases.
Total amount recovered/awarded as fine / compensation 16.78 crores.
At Pulwama: A National Lok Adalat was held at District Court Complex Pulwama under the chairmanship of Mr Abdul Rashid Malik, Principal District & Sessions Judge Pulwama.
He said “Nine benches were constituted for holding of National Lok Adalat at district headquarters as well as subordinate courts of the district,”
He said, “2000 cases of different nature were taken up in the said benches, out of which 1652 cases were amicably settled and Rs. 2,46,68,800/- amount has been settled in bank recovery, NI Act u/s 138 and MACT cases with the efforts of officers as well as cooperation of Bar members of the respective courts.”
At Shopian: National Lok Adalat was held under the Chairmanship of Chairman District Legal Services Authority Shopian, Principal District and Session Judge, Shopian, Riaz-Ul-Haq Mirza at District Court Complex, here.
On the occasion, four (4) Benches were constituted who took up the cases for amicable settlement.
A total of 414 Cases were taken up in the said Lok Adalat out of which 156 cases have been settled by Mediation and reconciliation with a settlement amount of Rs.18,61,115 has been recovered as fine and same has been deposited in Government Treasury
Members of Bar, Revenue Officers and people at large participated in the said National Lok Adalat after observing all SOPs of the Covid-19 pandemic.
At Kulgam: National Lok Adalat was held today in District Court Complex Kulgam, under the chairmanship of Pr. District & Sessions Judge Kulgam, Tahir Khurshid Raina (Chairman District Legal Services Authority Kulgam).
The National Lok Adalat was inaugurated by Ld. Chairman DLSA in presence of Presiding Officer Fast Track court Kulgam, Chief judicial Magistrate Kulgam, Additional mobile Magistrate Kulgam and Bar President Kulgam.
In his inaugural speech Ld, Chairman DLSA Kulgam highlighted the role of Lok Adalat in solving the problem of huge pendency in Courts.
Five benches were constituted Three at Head quarter and one each at D. H. Pora and Qazigund.
In the said National Lok Adalat 990 cases related to Traffic Challan, Bank Cases, MACT Cases, Electricity cases, Water bills, family disputes and revenue cases were taken up. Out of which 478 cases were amicably settled. An amount of Rs 4435216 was realized in different cases.
At Bandipora: A special Lok Adalat was held at District Court Complex, Bandipora under the chairmanship of Chairman, District Legal Services Authority Bandipora, Mohammad Ibrahim Wani in which 588 cases of different nature were taken up for settlement, of which, 247 cases were settled amicably.
A total of four Benches were constituted to take up different cases and a settlement amount of Rs 12.30 lac was realized at the spot.
At Kupwara: A National Lok Adalat was today organized across District Kupwara in which 5481 cases of different natures were put up, out of which 4541 cases were amicably settled, realising an amount of about Rs.1.60 crore.
A total of seven benches were constituted by chairman DLSA, Tasleem Arief, (Principal District & Sessions Judge Kupwara) across the district including Sessions court Kupwara, Sub Judge/ Secretary DLSA Kupwara, Sub Judge Court Kupwara, Munsif Court Kupwara, CJM Handwara, Munsif Handwara, Sub Judge Court Trehgam, Munsif Court Sogam, Kralpora and Tangdar.