Dimapur District Legal Services Authority members and others at the National Lok Adalat held in Dimapur on September 9.
Kohima, September 9 (MExN): The courts across Nagaland today conducted National Lok Adalat (People’s Court) in all the district headquarters at the respective District Court buildings. Organized by the respective District Legal Services Authorities, 471 cases were taken up for settlement, resulting in disposal of 165 cases. The total settlement amount involved in the disposed cases was Rs. 1,13,50,265/-.
According to a press release from Nagaland State Legal Services Authority (NSLSA), cases were mostly dealt on banking, public utility, criminal compoundable matters etc.
In Dimapur district, 50 cases relating to bank/ MACT/ BSNL matters and claims amounting to Rs. 70,95,571/- were settled. A press release from Dimapur District Legal Services Authority (DDLSA) informed that the DDLSA has held number of such Lok Adalats where several cases have been successfully settled. The general public has been encouraged to avail of these services, the details of which may be obtained from the front office of the DDLSA at the District Court building in Dimapur.
Meanwhile, NSLSA release stated that today’s Lok Adalat in the State was a great success with sincere cooperation and participation from the officials and representatives of the banks, insurance companies and various concerned stakeholders. The Lok Adalat proceedings were carried out led by the Presiding Judges aided by conciliators, lawyers and also the para legal volunteers. The proceedings were also conducted in local dialects for convenience of the illiterate litigants.
Lok Adalat is meant for amicable settlement of cases based on the concept of conciliated settlement of disputes. The system of Lok Adalat is economical and here the justice delivery is quick and effective, the release said. Held bimonthly throughout the country, the respective State Legal Services Authorities, which are statutory bodies constituted under the Legal Services Authorities Act 1987, serve as the implementing agency at the National Lok Adalat.
Meanwhile, Kohima District Legal Services Authority held an awareness programme on NALSA schemes and activities of legal service authority at Kohima Law College on September 7. Kohima Law College Professor-in-charge Kezhakhoto Savi spoke on Legal Services Authority and consumer rights, Panel Lawyer KDLSA, Wapangienla spoke on NALSA schemes and Panel Lawyer KDLSA, Asenla Walling spoke on legal service authority activities. Para Legal Volunteers, Jevitoli and Teisozelhou also shared their experiences.