SRINAGAR: When entire citizenary including the litigants are in deep mental stress due to ill effects of COVID-19 Pandemic, J&K State Legal Services Authority, under the able guidance of its Patron-in-Chief, Justice Gita Mittal, Chief Justice, High Court of J&K and under instructions of Justice Rajesh Bindal, Judge, High Court of J&K & Executive Chairman of the J&K State Legal Services Authority, today organized 1st E-Lok Adalat/Video Conferencing Lok Adalat through different digital platform modes.
This first E-Lok Adalat was organized in all the Districts of UTs of J&K and Ladakh to achieve the goal of Access to Justice for all and to help the poor litigants tide over their financial problems and untold mental stress.
As per the information received from the districts, out of a total 5757 cases taken up by 110 Benches in the day-long E-Lok Adalat at various courts across the twin UTs, 4273 Cases were disposed of and an amount of Rs. 11,49,45,449 was awarded as compensation/settlement amount in civil, criminal, labour disputes, Electricity and Water Bills cases, Land Acquisition, Family matters, cheque dishonor and Bank Recovery cases.
The disposed of cases include a smart number of old cases including one 40-year-old land dispute in Bhaderwah, which ended in a compromise between the parties on the intervention of the bench.
M K Sharma, Member Secretary, J&K SLSA thanked all the participants including the Judicial Officers, Secretaries DLSAs, Advocates, representatives of insurance companies & banks, the staff of the courts & Legal Services Institutions & litigants for their pragmatic approach in settlement of cases in such a large number.