4th National Lok Adalat held across UT Ladakh

Leh, Dec 11, 2023: Ladakh Legal Services Authority under the stewardship of Chief Justice of the High Court of J&K and Ladakh, Justice N. Kotiswar Singh and Patron-in-chief of Ladakh Legal Services Authority and under the guidance of Justice Atul Sreedharan Executive Chairman Ladakh Legal Services Authorities organised 4th National Lok Adalat throughout the Union Territory of Ladakh on December 9.

The aim was to encourage maximum participation and achieve settlements in cases such as Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT), matrimonial disputes, cheque bounce cases under the Negotiable Instruments (NI) Act, money recovery cases, etc.

As per the report by the District Legal Services Authorities, out of the total 763 cases taken up by 12 benches during the day-long National Lok Adalat held at various courts across the Union Territory of Ladakh, 446 cases were disposed of.

Additionally, an amount of Rs 99,53,215 was awarded as compensation or settlement in civil, criminal, labour disputes, electricity bills, land acquisition matters, family disputes, cheque dishonor, and bank recovery cases.

Member Secretary of Ladakh Legal Services Authority, Spalzes Angmo expressed her gratitude to all participants including Judicial Officers, Chairman, Secretaries of District Legal Services Authorities (DLSA) and Tehsil Legal Services Committees (TLSC), Advocates, representatives of insurance companies and banks, court staff, and litigants. She commended their pragmatic approach in settling such a large number of cases.