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National Lok Adalats conduct in districts of Nagaland

Kohima, Mar 15 (UNI) The National Lok Adalats were conducted in district headquarters of the state with 11 Lok Adalat benches, by the District Legal Services Authorities on March 9.

According to a release issued by Nodal Officer for National Lok Adalat, Nungsang C Jamir today informed that the Lok Adalats endeavoured to resolve disputes and cases by methods of amicable and compromise settlement known as Alternate Dispute Redressal Mechanism (ADR).
He said, the National Lok Adalat on Saturday took up 538 cases for settlement and disposed of 78 cases in the jurisdiction of the Lok Adalat. The total settlement amount involved in the disposed cases was Rs 87,48,367.
The release informed that a settlement amount is the amount mutually agreed to payment amount between the litigants (or) parties involved in a dispute where the parties after compromise arrive at an agreed amount to settle the disputes for damage caused or payment through amicably negotiated amount on a claim by a party. Settlement amount also includes fine money, bank recovery, compensation, etc involved in the disposed cases.

The Lok Adalat Benches was headed by the district judges, Chief Judicial Magistrate and civil judges as presiding officers and the retainer lawyers (or) panel lawyers as conciliators along with para legal volunteers as members.
The Lok Adalat sittings were held within the premises of district court buildings. This type of Lok Adalats is held at regular intervals which have allowed citizens settle their disputes free of cost across the State.
The next National Lok Adalat is scheduled to be held on July 13, this year, the release said.
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