Dimapur, September 14: The National Lok Adalat was observed by the Legal Services Institutions all across the State along with the rest of the country.
In this particular Lok Adalat, 11 Lok Adalat Sitting benches were constituted by the District Legal Services Authorities in the respective District Headquarters and Lok Adalat sitting was organized by the High Court Legal Services Committee at the Gauhati High Court, Kohima Bench with Justice Nani Tagia as the presiding officers along with the Conciliators, Neiko Akami, Registrar, Gauhati High Court, Kekhriengulie, Assistant Advocate General and Kezhokhoto Savi,Advocate.
In total, 677 disputes/cases were listed for dealing at the Lok Adalat. After pervasive arbitration, conciliation process and amicable efforts, Lok Adalat was able to resolve and settle 147 disputes and case. Settlement amount was also involved in some cases which in total amounts to Rs. 99,41,305 only. This Settlement Amount is the amount mutually agreed for payment between the litigants (or) parties who are involved in a dispute where the parties on arriving at a consensus, the willing amount to settle the disputes for the damaged caused or a negotiated amount for payment on a claim by a party. Settlement amount also includes the fine money, Bank recovery money, money suits, compensation money, etc.
A press release issued by the Lok Adalat Wing, Nagaland State Legal Services Authority, stated that the pervasive effort made by the High Court Judge, District judges, Chief Judicial Magistrate and Civil Judges who acted as presiding officers and the Panel Lawyers & Advocate as conciliators along with the Para legal Volunteers who acted as members was highly commendable in bringing a great success for this Lok Adalat in the State.
The Officials of the Bank of various Branches, various insurance companies and institutions were also commended for their enthusiastic approach and amenable participation in the Lok Adalat, which resulted in quick and inexpensive settlement with a significant number of settlement with better results.
The Lok Adalat forum has been prevailing in the State and in recent times, it has been gaining popularity and its effectiveness through wide publicity, awareness, participation and awakening of Legal consciousness among the people.
Usually the Lok Adalat sittings are conducted within the premises of the District Court Buildings and sometimes camp court and mobile Lok Adalat are also organised by District Legal Services Authorities. Lok Adalat is a platform for the people based on the principle of serving justice on equal opportunity basis, compromise, conciliation and fair play.
(Page News Service)