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Currency ban: Litigants at lok adalats in MP to get more time to pay

Demonetisation of 500-and 1,000-rupee notes has prompted the MP State Legal Services Authority to give 10 to 15 days’ time to the litigants who will attend the annual national lok adalat on November 12 to pay their decree amount.

bhopal Updated: Nov 11, 2016 11:08 IST

Demonetisation of 500-and 1,000-rupee notes has prompted the MP State Legal Services Authority to give 10 to 15 days’ time to the litigants who will attend the annual national lok adalat on November 12 to pay their decree amount.

The high court and the district courts across the state with consent of the litigants will list the cases before the national lok adalat to bring down the pendency.

In Jabalpur city circle of MP East Zone Power Distribution Company, over 2,400 cases pertained to theft and recovery of dues amounting about Rs 2.38 crore are listed for hearing before the lok adalat.

Authority member secretary Dinesh Kumar Naik told HT the decision was taken following queries from litigants seeking to pay the amount in cash in the form of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 banknotes.

The litigants are also free to deposit their decree amount through cheque and online payment facility, he said.

The authority has written letters to the MP high court legal services committee and the district legal authorities across Madhya Pradesh in this regard, he said.

The lok adalat will be held in all the three benches of MP high court, district and tehsil courts.