Hundreds of Cases Settled in National Lok Adalat at Pulwama


Hundreds of Cases Settled in National Lok Adalat at Pulwama

Rs 19,08,000 Distributed to RTA Victims

PULWAMA, MAY 14: Like other Parts of Kashmir Valley today as per the calendar of activities issued by the NALSA for the years 2022-23, second National Lok Adalat was organized in District Court Complex Pulwama under the Chairmanship of Ab. Rashid Malik, Chairman District Legal Service Authority (Pr. District & Sessions Judge) Pulwama.

The National Lok Adalat was inaugurated by the Chairman District Legal Service Authority Pulwama in presence of all Judicial officers posted at Pulwama headquarter & bar members.

While interacting with media person Chairman District Legal Service Authority Pulwama told them regarding the benefits of referring and settlement of cases in these Lok Adalat.

Chairman DLSA Pulwama said that in Lok Adalat both parties get their matter settled amicably with the intervention of court and in case their matter is settled they are entitled to get their court fee refunded back which is paid by them at the time of institution of their case.

He said that both parties are in win- win position as the cases are settled on their own terms and condition which fit them in the given circumstance and the award passed in the Lok Adalat is binding and has the status of a decree of civil court and same is capable of execution through the legal process.

Total nine benches were constituted out of which four benches were constituted for holding of National Lok Adalat at District headquarters & three benches at Tehsil Levels of the District Pulwama.

All the benches were assisted by the Mediator, Panel Lawyer, & PLVs of their respective jurisdiction. One bench was constituted for the disposal of revenue cases in Deputy Commissioner office and was headed by the Assistant Revenue Commissioner Pulwama and one bench was constituted for the cases pending in the Court of Assistant labour Commissioner Pulwama.

Moreover, the matters placed before the Benches included Civil, Criminal Compoundable, Cheque bounce, Bank matters, MACT, Land Compensation, Matrimonial, Tenancy, Electricity, disability certificate, labour card registration and other various Pre-litigation matters.

However, efforts were made to place the oldest cases before the Benches for their settlement as per the directions of Executive Chairman, JK LSA.

Many pre-litigation matters like Public Utility Service matters etc pertaining to people belonging to inaccessible areas as declared by Government of J&K as inaccessible area 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 Pulwama.

A total number of 8250 pre litigation matters were taken up amongst which 7850 number of pre litigation matters pertaining to far-flung rural areas including Rajpora, Tral Pampore, were settled.

The number of issues were settled including issuance of disability certificate, E-Shram registration and job cards, Scholarship matter, domicile certificate development works in the above mentioned areas.

Further, the pre litigation matters also included bank recovery matters, PDD, PHE, Social Welfare Schemes, matrimonial disputes, land disputes, BSNL cases, municipality cases etc.

Total 1202 cases of different nature including Criminal Compoundable, Matrimonial, Maintenance, Cheque Bounce, Civil, Recovery, MACT- Litigation and Pre-Litigation, Public Service utility and others were taken up before these nine benches out of which 986 cases were amicably settled and an amount of Rs. 1,61,65,509/- has been settled in MACT, Bank recovery & 138 N.I. Act Cases with the efforts of the presiding officers as well as by the cooperation of Bar members of the respective Courts.