SRINAGAR, AUGUST 22: The District Legal Services Authority on Saturday held first E-Lok Adalat / VC Lok Adalat under the Chairmanship of Pr.District & Sessions Judge Srinagar, Mr. Abdul Rashid Malik, who inaugurated e- lok adalat at District & Subordinate Courts, Srinagar to amicably settle, with the consent of the parties, the cases through virtual mode and video conferencing amid the ongoing pandemic.
The DLSA Srinagar constituted eight benches of Judges at District & Subordinate Courts, Srinagar, to settle the cases and to take justice delivery to the doorsteps of litigants in view of covid-19 and safety of the health of judges, litigants and lawyers.
During the E-Lok Adalat cases pertaining to Criminal compoundable offences, Cases under Section 138 of NI Act, Money Recovery Cases, MACT Cases, Labour Dispute Cases, Electricity and Water Bills Cases (excluding non compoundable), Family Disputes, Traffic Challans, Maintenance Cases, Other Civil Cases (Rent, easmentary rights, injunction suits, specific performance suits) and Civil Disputes between Close Relatives were taken up.
A total number of 1675 Cases were taken up for their amicable settlement out of which 1253 Cases were settled. Beside this an amount of Rs.84, 95,000/-was awarded as compensation by MACT Srinagar and Rs.4, 21,369/-has been collected as settlement amount by different courts. Fine of Rs. 3, 96,400/-has been collected.