Around 50,000 cases have been disposed of by the National Lok Adalat in Patiala, Sangrur and Fatehgarh Sahib districts on Saturday with an objective to lower down the pendency of cases in various courts.
In Patiala, around 10,000 cases were settled by the adalat, which was organised by the District Legal Services Authority, Patiala, under the aegis of the National Legal Services Authority.
Acting chairman of the State Legal Service Authority justice Jasbir Singh inaugurated the lok adalat, where a large number of litigants thronged.
Justice Singh said the main aim of the National Lok Adalat was to settle nearly 2 lakh cases pending in various courts of India to cut the pedency of cases in various courts.
He said a total of 25 benches were formed in Patiala to hear the cases under the lok adalat. He vowed the litigants to settle their disputes through the lok adalat.
All the civil, criminal, revenue, consumer, Manrega, labour courts etc, held at lok adalats, where more than 29,000 cases were settled by way of compromise and `104.35 crores were awarded to various litigants.
District and sessions judge RS Attari, chief judicial megistrate Sumit Ghai and others were also present on the occasion.
Over 6,873 cases were disposed of and `16.55 lakh was awarded to various litigants by the national Lok Adalat organised by the District Legal Services Authority, Fatehgarh Sahib.
Justice Paramjit Singh Dhaliwal of the Punjab and Haryana high court inaugurated the lok adalat.
District and sessions judge-cum-chairman of the District Legal Services Authority Kuldeep Singh and the heads of administration were also present on the occasion.
Justice Rajesh Bindal inaugurated the National Lok Adalat here, in which above 12,000 cases were settled and `7.5 crore were awarded as compensation money to various litigants.
District and sessions judge Balbir Singh was also present on the occasion.