The Fact News Service
SAS Nagar, August 24
To make the coming National Lok Adalat successful, a meeting with representatives of Bar Associations, SAS Nagar, Kharar and Derabassi was held by Harpal Singh, District & Sessions Judge, SAS Nagar to encourage members of the Bar to get settled maximum cases where the element of settlement is there.
As per schedule of National Legal Services Authority, New Delhi, third National Lok Adalat of the year 2023 will be held on September 9, in which Criminal Compoundable Offences, cases under Section-138 of Negotiable Instruments Act, Bank Recovery Cases, MACT Cases, Matrimonial Disputes, Labour disputes, Land Acquisition cases, Electricity and Water Bills (Excluding non-compoundable theft cases), Service matters relating to pay and allowances and retiral benefits, Revenue Cases and other Civil Cases (Rent, elementary Rights, Injunction Suits, Specific Performance suits) etc. shall be taken up.
Baljinder Singh Maan, Chief Judicial Magistrate-cum-Secretary, District Legal Services Authority, SAS Nagar revealed that meetings with the representatives of Departments of Communication, Banks, Insurance Companies, Electricity Department, and Water Supply & Sanitation Department had been held and they were asked to identify the cases which might be settled in the National Lok Adalat. They were impressed upon to file pre-litigative cases in the National Lok Adalat for settlement at pre litigation stage.
In the National Lok Adalat, even pre-litigative cases can be taken up without filing a regular case and without affixing court fees. Court fee stands refunded in the pending cases in which settlement between the parties is arrived at in the Lok Adalat.