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National Lok Adalats settle cases involving over Rs 2 cr

National Lok Adalats settle cases involving over Rs 2 cr
Inalo Zhimomi district judge Mon presiding along with conciliators in Mon.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 7/14/2018 11:49:52 PM IST
National Lok Adalat (NLA) was conducted in ten district headquarters constituting ten Lok Adalat Benches. In the Lok Adalats on July 14, 949 cases were listed before the bench for settlement, of which 326 cases were successfully settled.   
A press release from NLA, Nagaland State Legal Services Authority (NSLSA) nodal officer, Nungsang C. Jamir stated that total settlement amount involved in the disposed and settled cases amounts to Rs. 2,47,68,521.00/- (Rupees two crore forty seven  lakhs sixty eight thousand five hundred twenty one). The settlement amount included the fine money, bank recovery money, compensation money, etc. Among the disposed cases, 39 cases which were presently pending in the courts at various levels were disposed off and 287 cases at pre-litigation stages were referred and disposed during the Lok Adalat sittings.
The Lok Adalat sitting benches were  held within the premises of the district court buildings. District Legal Services Authorities organised short awareness programs, encouraging and apprising the public on the benefits of settling disputes through Lok Adalats. Judicial officers acted as presiding officers and the panel lawyers served as conciliators along with the Para Legal Volunteers (PLVs) who acted as members.  
This type of National Lok Adalat is held at regular intervals throughout the country and the next National Lok Adalat has been scheduled to be held on September 8. 

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