With the cases piling up in the courts and equally burdened Lok Adalats, the authorities have come up with a new idea to trim down the number of cases. Now Lok Adalats would be held subject-wise in order to smoothen the process of disposing off the cases in considerably less time. The Nagpur District Legal Service Authority (DLSA) has decided to conduct Lok Adalats throughout the year from now onwards. It would begin from later this month and continue till October.
The first event will be organised on February 14 on cheque bounce and bank-related cases, particularly under Section 138 of Negotiable Instrument (NI) Act.
On March 14, the Adalat will resolve land acquisition cases while on April 11, labour and family matters would be settled.
On June 13, issues related to motor accident and insurance claim cases would be taken up.
On July 11, electricity, water, telephone and public utility disputes would be settled.
Consumers disputes and tax matters will be settled on August 8 while criminal compoundable matters will be taken up on September 12.
On October 10, traffic, petty and municipal matters would be heard.
The DLSA had conducted special Lok Adalat for pre-litigation disputes on premises of Nagpur District and Sessions Court recently.
Out of 200 disputes, 76 were amicably settled as they were related to excess billing and telephone recovery bills, Civil Judge and Secretary DLSA, KIshore Jaiswal said.