Amritsar, September 28 (Punjab Post Bureau) – As per the directions given by National Legal Services Authority and Punjab State Legal Services Authority, SAS Nagar, Mohali. Under the guidance of Smt. Harpreet Kaur Randhawa, Hon’ble District & Sessions Judge, Amritsar National Lok Adalatis going to be held on 09.12.2023 at District Courts Amritsar, Ajnala and Baba Bakala Sahib.
In this National Lok Adalat the cases of following categories can be taken up Criminal Compoundable, Bank Recovery, Cheque Bounce, Matrimonial Disputes, Electricity and Water bills, Telecoms, MACT Matters, Labour Disputes, Traffic Challans etc.
It was told by the Sh. Rachhpal Singh, Civil Judge, Sr. Divn-cum-Secretary, District Legal Services Authority Amritsar that the Lok Adalats are organized by Legal Services Authorities, are an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mode wherein pre-litigative and pending cases in the courts would be disposed on the basis of amicable settlement without any expense on the part of litigants. It is free of cost and expeditious method to bring litigating parties to a settlement of their disputes and saving them from prolong litigation under adversarial system of adjudication which is generally perceived to be time consuming, complex and costly. Lok Adalats are also instrumental in reducing the burden on arrears of the court disposal of long pending litigation between the parties.