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Lok Adalat

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  • Categories
    Polity & Governance
  • Published
    18th Dec, 2020

Context

  • A total 8,152 benches were constituted by 31 State legal services authorities to hold the national Lok Adalat through virtual and physical mode across the country.

What is National Lok Adalat?

  • National lok adalats are conducted quarterly.
  • They settlement the cases (both pre-litigation and post-litigation) in all the courts from the Supreme Court to the taluk courts on a single day.

Lok Adalat

  • Lok Adalat is conducted by National Legal Services Authority (NALSA).
  • It is an alternative method of dispute resolution.
  • It is a forum where disputes pending in courts or at pre-litigation stage are settled or compromised amicably.
  • Lok Adalats have been given statutory status under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987.
  • Under the Act, the decision made by lok Adalats is deemed to be a decree of a civil court.
  • The decision is final and binding on all parties and no appeal lies against such an award before any court.