217 Cases of MACT, Bank Recovery resolved amicably in Special Lok Adalat

JAMMU, APRIL 20:Under the patronage of Justice N. Kotiswar Singh, Chief Justice, High Court of J&K and Ladakh & Patron-in-Chief, J&K Legal Services Authority and with the approval of Justice Tashi Rabstan, Executive Chairman, J&K Legal Services Authority as well as under the guidance of Justice Sindhu Sharma, Chairperson, High Court Legal Services Committee, a Special Lok Adalat was organized throughout the UT of J&K today, with special emphasis on amicable settlement ofMACT and Bank Recovery Cases that were pending disposal before various courts in UT of J&K.

As per the data received from various District Legal Services Authorities, UT of J&K, a total of 667cases were taken up in the Special Lok Adalat, out of which217 cases were amicably settled involving a total amount of Rs. 6,83,11,343/- giving a huge relief to the litigants. District Ganderbal emerged as front runner with amicable resolution of 50 cases out of 53 cases taken up in the Special Lok Adalat.

Mr. Amit Kumar Gupta, Member Secretary, J&K Legal Services Authority while talking to media persons informed that this was the fourth Special Lok Adalat of the current calendar year and the next special lok Adalat shall be held on Saturday, May 17, 2024 focusing on the settlement of consumer cases pending disposal in different consumer forums within the UT of J&K. He urged the Advocates in general and the litigants in particular to take maximum benefit of such Special Lok Adalats which are being organized by the J&K Legal Services Authority.

Appreciating the efforts of all the Judicial Officers, Secretaries DLSA’s, Advocates, staff of the district and tehsil courts as well as Legal Services Institutions besides litigants for their whole hearted participation in the Special Lok Adalat and facilitating settlement of cases in such a large number, he also acknowledged the role of Para Legal Volunteers and the media, both print and electronic in creating and spreading awareness amongst the masses about such initiatives of Legal Services Authority.

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