Chandigarh, December 9, 2023 (Yes Punjab News)
Under the visionary leadership of Hon’ble Mr. Justice Gurmeet Singh Sandhawalia, Judge, Punjab & Haryana High Court, and Executive Chairman of Punjab State Legal Services Authority, the National Lok Adalat was organized on December 9, 2023, throughout the State of Punjab.
In this Lok Adalat, approximately 2.97 lakh cases were addressed across 384 Benches. Various long-pending matters, including matrimonial disputes, property disputes, cheque bounce cases, labor matters, criminal compoundable cases, and cancellation/untraced reports of various FIRs, were taken up.
On this occasion, Punjab State Legal Services Authority’s District Sessions Judge and Member Secretary, Sh. Manjinder Singh, and Ms. Smriti Dhir, Additional District and Sessions Judge, emphasized that the major benefit of the Lok Adalat mechanism is saving time and money for the litigants.
The Member Secretary further stated that the Punjab State Legal Services Authority is committed to making all possible efforts to settle the maximum disputes of litigants through the Lok Adalats to be organized in the future as per the directions of the National Legal Services Authority.