National Lok Adalat proceedings in Phek district along with conciliators and the parties on September 8.
Dimapur, September 8 (MExN): National Lok Adalat was observed today in nine district headquarters which constituted nine Lok Adalat Benches.
In total, 194 cases were listed before the Lok Adalat bench for settlement and the Lok Adalat held on September 8 was able to settle and dispose of 122 cases. Rs. 1,05,09,903/- (Rupees one crore five lakhs nine thousand nine hundred three) was the total settlement amount involved in the disposed and settled cases.
“This settlement amount includes the fine money, Bank recovery money, compensation money etc among the disposed cases,” informed a press release issued by Nungsangchiba Jamir, Nodal Officer for National Lok Adalat, Nagaland State Legal Services Authority (NSLSA). The cases referred and taken up for settlement were dealt mostly on Bank Recovery cases, Motor Accident Claim Tribunal (MACT) cases.
The Lok Adalat sittings were observed within the premises of the District Court Buildings and prior to the holding of Lok Adalat, parties and litigants were informed to come forward and settle their disputes/cases in the forum of Lok Adalat.
NSLSA has been coordinating and sending communications to the Banks, the Insurance companies, financial institutions, Departments in the Public Utility sector and other parties and litigants for appearing before the National Lok Adalat for amicable settlement of disputes and cases, the press release added.
During the proceedings, the District judges, Chief Judicial Magistrate and Civil Judges acting as presiding officers have shown vigorous efforts towards the success of the Lok Adalat and the Panel Lawyers served as conciliators along with the Para legal Volunteers who acted as members. The officials of commercial Banks, Financial institution, insurance companies, litigants has shown sincere cooperation to participate and settle cases in all fairness, expectations, voluntariness, neighborliness, transparency and lack of animosity. The proceedings were also conducted in local dialects for convenience of the uneducated litigants without stressing much on legal technicalities.
NSLSA is the implementing Nodal Agency vested with the jurisdiction to organise and conduct National Lok Adalat (Peoples’ Court) under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987. This type of Lok Adalat along with the rest of the Nation has been conducting in the State at regular intervals which has benefited the citizens with the privilege of settling their disputes at free of cost all across the State.
Next National Lok Adalat is scheduled to be held on December 8 and citizens are informed that for listing matters in the next National Lok Adalat which are pending to contact the Nagaland State Legal Services Authority or approach the District Legal Services Authority which are attached to the District Court Building in every Districts or the concerned Court for referring the case to the National Lok Adalat.