Mega Lok Adalat in Delhi to settle civil cases

In order to render speedy justice to litigants fighting cases for several years and to clear the backlog of pending cases, the Delhi High Court will hold a mega Lok Adalat.

Last Updated: Oct 18, 2010, 21:31 PM IST

New Delhi: In order to render speedy justice
to litigants fighting cases for several years and to clear the
backlog of pending cases, the Delhi High Court will hold a
mega Lok Adalat in its premises and also in all six district
court complexes here on October 24.

All judicial officers, including the Chief Justice of
the High Court, will attend the Mega Lok Adalat.

"It is a win-win situation for both the parties. It
helps in good governance, "Chief Justice Dipak Mishra told
reporters and cited reasons for holding the Lok Adalat.

The High Court in co-ordination with the Delhi Legal
Services Authority(DLSA) will hold the Lok Adalat.

All kinds of civil cases and criminal compoundable cases
such as recovery suits, injunction suits, rent matters,
maintenance matters, electricity matters, cheque bouncing
cases, MACT cases, accident Cases, minor hurt cases, minor
theft cases, labour disputes, traffic challans will be
disposed of by the Lok Adalat.

Many private sector as well as public sector banks,
financial institutions, discoms, mobile service providers and
insurance companies will participate.

The financial institutions and banks, which have filed
recovery suits or complaints under section 138 Negotiable
Instrument Act also agreed in many cases to settle the dispute
on payment of the principal amount or the cheque amount
without charging any other amount.

"Pre-sittings have been held here(High Court) as well as
in the lower courts....," said Justice Vikramjit Sen,
Executive Chairman of the Delhi High Court Legal Services
Committee (DHCLSC).

Justice A K Sikri, the Chairman of DHCLSC, said the
litigants and the parties who seek to take the benefit of this
inexpensive method of dispute resolution should contact either
the concerned court in which the case is pending or DHCLSC or
DLSA for hearing of their cases.

Earlier, Asha Menon, Member Secretary, DHCLSC, had said
"more than 5 lakh cheque bounce cases have been pending in
various courts here. We expect thousands of various civil
as well as compoundable criminal cases would be disposed of in
the Mega Lok Adalat.

PTI