Special Lok Adalat, a huge success: Chandra

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Sep 2018 10:58:39


 

Staff Reporter,


Withdrawal of around 75,000 pending criminal cases concerned with Electricity Department alone during Special Lok Adalat organised on August 25, 2018 and September 8, 2018 is a historic step taken under Sambal Yojana, said Vijay Chandra, Member Secretary, Madhya Pradesh State Legal Service Authority, Jabalpur

Withdrawal of around 75,000 pending criminal cases concerned with Electricity Department alone during Special Lok Adalat organised on August 25, 2018 and September 8, 2018 is a historic step taken under Sambal Yojana. Out of 75,000 cases, around 49,521 cases were withdrawn on August 25, 2018, while remaining 24,000 plus cases were withdrawn by the department on Saturday. Simultaneously, around 1.5 lakh pre-litigation cases were also disposed off. It’s a great achievement, as all these cases were not disposed off on the basis of mutual consent. They were withdrawn by the complainant without any condition, shared Vijay Chandra, Member Secretary, Madhya Pradesh State Legal Service Authority, Jabalpur.


Member Secretary, State Legal Service Authority, Vijay Chandra was addressing a press conference called on Saturday to update about number of cases disposed off during National Lok Adalat organised across the State on Saturday.


Mentioning about huge number of criminal cases concerned with Electricity Department withdrawn during Special Lok Adalat, the Member Secretary referred to it as a sigh of relief for court also, as along with cheque bounce and matrimonial cases, Electricity Department has one of the major chunk of cases tabled before Lok Adalat to dispose off.


Meanwhile, sharing about status of all the registered and redressed cases during National Lok Adalat held on September 8, 2018, he informed that, out of total 4,30,536 cases (including 2,67,813 pre-litigation and 1,62,723 pending) tabled before the National Lok Adalat on Saturday, 71,499 cases (including 42,896 pre-litigation and 28,603 pending) were disposed off successfully.


Simultaneously, orders for settlement of cases concerned award/decree/compensation/recovery amounting to Rs 253,194,7,514 (including Rs 64,23,41,787 in pre-litigation and Rs 1,889,6,05,727 in pending cases) were issued. It may be mentioned that along with Jabalpur-based principle bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court, division benches at Indore and Gwalior benches of Lok Adalat were constituted in all the district courts, tehsil courts, family courts and labour courts to settle the cases filed in Lok Adalat. Member Secretary, Vijay Chandra extended gratitude towards all the judges from different courts, administrative officers for their remarkable contribution to making Lok Adalat successful. Others who were present during the press conference included Deputy Secretary, Dhamendra Kumar Singh, Arvind Shrivastava, Senior Legal Assistance Officer, S P Pandey, Legal Assistance Officer, Poonam Tiwari and others.