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NALSA to organize National Lok Adalat in 20 states on April 10, 2021

NALSA to organize National Lok Adalat in 20 states on April 10, 2021
The National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) under the supervision of its Executive Chairman Justice NV Ramana, is going to organize the 1st National Lok Adalat of the year 2021 on 10th April 2021.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, 16 State Legal Services Authorities have decided to postpone the Lok Adalat. Only 20 states will now organize their respective event from the set date which may be both physically and virtually.

Postponement of the event in some states

According to a press report by NALSA, the SLSAs in Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Daman and Diu and Dadar and Nagar Haveli have postponed the organization of the event till any further notice. 

The remaining 11 states have declared a future date for organizing the event.

Overview of the event held in Karnataka

The Karnataka State Legal Service Authority preponed its National Lok Adalat to 27th March 2021.

The Karnataka SLSA established more than 960 benches at multiple districts, wherein more than 5.44 Lakh cases were taken up out of which more than 3.3 Lakh were disposed involving around rupees 1000 crores of the settlement amount.

Other details

Over the course of this year, three National Lok Adalats will be organized on 10th July, 11th September and 11th December.

The Legal Services Authorities have developed the capacities to organize pan India events. These events have spanned over to the remote districts of the country. Despite the prolonging pandemic the legal services authorities organized the events in the year 2020 wherein over 12.6 lack pre litigation and over 12.8 lakh pending cases were settled amicably.

The Legal Services Authorities also switched to Online Dispute Resolution Mechanisms and introduced E-Lok Adalats in the month of June 2020.  The events have received an eloquent response from the general public as the parties can participate from their home/workplace.  Till now 24 SLSAs have organized the events and the same are to be incrementally introduced in other states.


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