National Lok Adalat on July 8

National Lok Adalat on July 8

May 28, 2023

Mysore/Mysuru: The National Lok Adalat will be held by the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) in the City and District Courts on July 8.

Announcing this at a press meet at the new Court Complex at Malalavadi here yesterday, Principal District and Sessions Court Judge G.S. Sangreshi, who is also the DLSA Chairman,  said that the National Lok Adalat is being held across the State on July 8 as per the direction of National Legal Services Authority (NLSA), New Delhi and Karnataka State Legal Services Authority (KLSA).

He pointed out that there are 1,11,929 pending cases in Mysuru district of which 54,096 are civil cases and 57,833 criminal cases.

Noting that 11,702 of these cases have the potential for resolution and 7,516 cases of them have been zeroed in and identified for speedy resolution through Lok Adalat, which is an alternative dispute redressal mechanism. This includes 405 cases related to accident  claims under Motor Vehicles Act (MVA), 236 petty criminal cases, 2,410 cases related to cheque bounce, 4,203 compoundable civil and criminal cases at the pre-litigation level and 262 other pre-litigation cases, Judge Sangreshi said.

Stating that pending civil, matrimonial, compoundable criminal cases, family disputes, property matters etc., and those in the pre-litigation stage are resolved amicably subject to the mutual consent of the litigants, he said that the parties involved in litigations and are keen for an early resolution, could approach the respective Legal Services Authority at the district or taluk levels and submit their application.

The cases will be deemed as settled provided both the parties in a litigation are agreeable to the resolution, Judge Sangreshi said adding that in the event of a settlement, there is no scope for appealing against the resolution in an Higher Court.

DLSA Member-Secretary B.G. Dinesh, Mysore Bar Association President M. Mahadevaswamy, Vice-President Puttasiddegowda and Secretary S. Umesh were present at the press meet.


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