Ist National Lok Adalats held across Kashmir
SRINAGAR : The Ist National Lok Adalats were held on Saturday across all districts of Kashmir, by the respective District Legal Services Authorities (DLSAs), for amicable settlement of cases of different nature.
The matters placed before the benches included Civil, Criminal Compoundable, Cheque bounce, bank matters, MACT, matrimonial, tenancy, electricity and pre-litigation matters, maintenance family disputes, civil disputes, land acquisition cases, revenue cases, traffic cases, cases under municipal act, grievances relating to women, children and disabled cases for settlement.
In Srinagar, the 1st National Lok Adalat was organized by District Legal Services Authority Srinagar under the directions of NALSA, J&K LSA and was inaugurated by Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, ( Executive Chairman J & K Legal Services Authority & Member NALSA) Judge High Court of J&K and Ladakh.
The said National Lok Adalat was organized under the Chairmanship of Javad Ahmad, Chairman District legal Services Authority (Pr. District & Sessions Judge) Srinagar.
A total of Nine (9) Benches were constituted for settlement in National Lok Adalat
On the occasion, Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, Judge High Court of J&K and Ladakh said that Alternate Dispute Resolution system is one of the effective modes of disposal of cases and litigants should avail and participate in Lok Adalats as and when conducted by the courts. In Lok Adalat both the parties go home happily and both parties have a win win situation.
78 MACT claims/Petitions were taken up in Bench No 1, out of which 25 Claims were settled on Spot & Rs. 1,85,48,000 (One crore eighty five lakh forty thousand rupees) was awarded as compensation in the said cases.
Besides, the Executive Chairman JK LSA handed over cheques to the tune of Rs. 2, 07, 70,681 on spot in favour of victim families. In Bench No. 2 where the Bank Loan cases were to be taken up, a total of 121 cases were taken up and after hard efforts 41 cases were settled with a settlement amount of Rs. 4,96,89,649.
A total number of 15,171 Cases were taken up for their amicable settlement out of which 14,255 Cases were settled. This involves an amount of Rs. 3,93,18,681 settled by MACT Srinagar, Rs.4,96,89,649 in Banks cases and in addition an amount of Rs.65,46,240 was imposed as fine in traffic cases, out of which Rs. 11,12,100 was realized on spot. Moreover an amount of Rs.14, 00,280 was settled in Cheque bounce and other compoundable cases.
In Budgam, the 1st National Lok Adalat was inaugurated by Mohammad Ashraf Malik-Chairman District Legal Services Authority Budgam at District Court Complex, here. The proactive arrangements were put in place and each Court had identified cases for the Lok Adalat beforehand and same were placed before eight (8) different benches constituted by DLSA Budgam for settlement in National Lok Adalat. A total number of 10,000 pre litigation matters were taken up amongst which 9820 were settled. Moreover, an amount of Rs. 2.70 crores has been realized in pre-litigation matters.
Furthermore, a total number of 500 post litigation matters were taken up for their amicable settlement. Out of which 184 matters were settled including civil, criminal compoundable, cheque bounce and matrimonial cases.
It was given out that a total number of 10,500 matters were taken up for their amicable settlement, out of which 10003 matters were settled. Besides, an amount of Rs. 4.43 Cr was realized in toto in the settlement.
In Baramulla, the District Legal Services Authorities (DLSA) Baramulla today organized National Lok Adalat at District Court Complex, Baramulla under the supervision of Principal District & Sessions Judge Baramulla Mohammad Yousuf Wani.
On the occasion, 12 benches were formed across the district during which 2760 cases of different natures were taken up, out of which more than 1800 cases were settled amicably on spot.
About 1 Crore rupees was also realized as the settlement amount for the said cases.
The litigants and Bank officials were made aware that other Lok-Adalats shall be held in the near future and pre-litigation as well as pending bank cases shall be taken for settlement. The Bank loan defaulter as well the bank officials were also made aware that in pre-litigation bank recovery cases, no Court fee, counsel fee is to be chargeable and hence the Lok Adalat is most appropriate method to settle the case without payment of any type Court fees as well as the other fees.
In Ganderbal, the District Legal Services Authority, Ganderbal under the Chairmanship of Chairperson District Legal Services Authority, Ganderbal, Shazia Tabasum and under the guidance of Secretary District Legal Services Authority, Ganderbal, Tabasum today organized a National Lok-Adalat at Ganderbal.
Four (4) benches were constituted for the amicable settlement of cases, three at District Court Ganderbal and One at Munsiff Court Kangan.
Overall 700 cases were taken up for settlement, out of which 370 cases were amicably settled/ compromised and on spot Rs.103630 was recovered as fine for violations of different statutes. Rs. 31,13,871 was awarded in MACT cases, NI Act cases, Bank recovery and other cases.
In Pulwama, a 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, who also inaugurated the National Lok Adalat in presence of all judicial officers and bar members.
A total of nine (9) benches were constituted out of which four benches were constituted for holding of National Lok Adalat at District headquarters and three benches at Tehsil Levels of the District Pulwama.
One bench was constituted for the disposal of revenue cases in Deputy Commissioner Office and was headed by the Assistant Commissioner Revenue Pulwama and another bench was constituted for the cases pending in the Court of Assistant labour Commissioner Pulwama.
Of 364 pre litigation matters taken up, 350 pertaining to far-flung rural areas including Rajpora, Tral Pampore, were settled.
Total 4033 cases of different nature were taken up before these eight benches out of which 3658 cases were amicably settled and an amount of Rs.2, 24, 92,855/- has been settled in MACT, Bank recovery & 138 N.I. Act aases with the efforts of the presiding officers as well as by the cooperation of bar members of the respective Courts.
In Shopian, a National Lok Adalat was today organized in District Court Complex Shopian with the efforts of Secretary/Sub-Judge, District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) Shopian, Feroz Ahmad Khan.
Four (04) benches were constituted out of which 03 benches were constituted for holding of National Lok Adalat at District Headquarters & one bench at Tehsil office Shopian.
162 cases of different nature were taken up before these 04 benches out of which 141 cases were amicably settled and an amount of Rs.1962257/- was realized.
In Kulgam, a 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.
In his inaugural speech Ld. Chairman DLSA Kulgam highlighted the role of Lok Adalat in solving the problem of huge pendency in Courts.
Five (5) benches were constituted three at Head quarter and one each at D.H.Pora and Qazigund.
In the said National Lok Adalat 1495 cases were taken up. Out of which 912cases were amicably settled. An amount of Rs.60, 45,912 was realized in different cases.
In Kupwara, A National Lok Adalat was organized today across the district.
On the occasion, a total of Eight (8) benches were constituted by chairman District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) Kupwara, Tasleem Arief, (Principal District Judge Kupwara) for taking up a total of 4871 cases of various nature across court complexes of District Kupwara.
A total of 200 pre-litigation matters and 2730 Services related cases were taken up and 2755 settled on spot by amicable means which resulted in settlement of Rs. Rs.32, 94,992.
Separate benches were constituted at Handwara, Trehgam, Sogam and Tangdar.
Out of the total cases taken up, 3941 cases of various nature were settled on spot by amicable means with the intervention of benches and participating advocates which resulted in settlement of Rs. 1,87,33,305 worth motor accident claims as well from the bench Presided by Tasleem Arief (Pr. District & Sessions Judge Kupwara). Besides a total of Rs. 95, 97,000 was realised in recovery cases and Rs. 91, 36,305 realized as compensation and fine.
In Bandipora, A special Lok Adalat was held at District Court Complex, Bandipora on Saturday by District Legal Services Authority Bandipora under the chairmanship of Principal District and Sessions Judge, Mohammad Ibrahim Wani.
On the occasion, a total of Four (4) benches were constituted for taking up cases of different nature and a total of 1073 cases of different nature were taken up for settlement, of which 952 cases were settled amicably. A settlement amount of Rs 46.84 lac was realized as settlement amount at the spot.
Moreover, different benefits were distributed by ARTO and CMO on the spot while disposing of other public utility matters which were long pending before their office.