The Hush Post, Ludhiana: Under the aegis of National Legal Services Authority, Delhi (NALSA) and Punjab Legal Services Authority, Chandigarh National Lok Adalats will be held on February 10, 2018, in all the Courts at District Courts, Ludhiana and all the Courts at Sub-Divisions.
Disclosing about the lok adalats Dr. Gurpreet Kaur CJM-cum-Secretery, District Legal Services Authority, Ludhiana said that MACT cases, Matrimonial cases, Land Acquisition cases, Civil Appeals, Rent Appeals, Criminal Appeals (in Criminal Compoundable Cases) shall be taken up by the Court of District and Sessions Judge and the Courts of Additional District and Sessions Judges, Ludhiana. Consumer complaints before the District Consumer Redressal Forum, Ludhiana shall also be taken up. Civil cases like rent, bank recovery, Easementary rights, Revenue Cases, MNREGA, Electricity & Water Bills (excluding theft cases), Service matters relating to pay and allowances and retirement benefits, Forest Act cases, Disaster Compensation, Criminal Compoundable Cases, Complaints under Section 138 of Negotiable Instrulments Act, Covered matters, shall be taken up by the Courts of Civil Judges/Judicial Magistrates in the Lok Adalat.
Dr. Gurpreet Kaur said that Lok Adalat is the best way to achieve cheap and quicker resolution of disputes. Court fee, already paid at the time of filing of a case, is refunded to the concerned party. The disputes resolved through Lok Adalat are on the basis of mutually acceptable terms. A decision which is mutually acceptable to both the parties not only brings an end to the long standing dispute, but also puts an end to litigation forever, as there is no appeal against the decision/award made by a Lok Adalat.
All the parties can approach in person or through/along with an authorized representative/Advocate for settlement of their pending case before the respective courts.