AMRITSAR: As per the directions given by Punjab State Legal Services Authority and Hon’ble Punjab and Haryana High Court awareness drive regarding upcoming National Lok Adalat dated 11 September been inaugurated today by releasing awareness banner by Smt. Harpreet Kaur Randhawa, Hon’ble District & Sessions Judge-cum-Chairman, District Legal Services Authority, Amritsar.
During the event the a message was conveyed that upcoming National Lok Adalat would be organized at District Courts, Amritsar as well as sub-division Ajnala and Baba Bakala Sahib.
It was told by the Ld. Chairman that the Lok Adalats are organized by Legal Services Authorities, are an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mode wherein pre-litigative and pending cases in the courts would be disposed on the basis of amicable settlement without any expense on the part of litigants. It is free of cost and expeditious method to bring litigating parties to a settlement of their disputes and saving them from prolong litigation under adversarial system of adjudication which is generally perceived to be time consuming, complex and costly. Lok Adalats are also instrumental in reducing the burden on arrears of the court disposal of long pending litigation between the parties.