TN: Lok Adalats settle over 70,000 cases on single day
(Sourced from PTI)
National Lok Adalats held in Tamil Nadu disposed of over 40,000 pending and more than 30,000 pre-litigation cases on Saturday. Organized by the Tamil Nadu State Legal Services Authority (TNSLA), the Lok Adalats settled disputes for a sum of Rs. 179.35 crore. The serving and retired judges of the Madras High Court settled the cases in Chennai and Madurai. Here's more.
The Lok Adalats were conducted following instructions from the second senior-most Supreme Court judge, Justice Ranjan Gogoi, who is also the Executive Chairman of the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA). To dispose of the cases, a total of 447 benches were constituted, ten in the Madras High Court, six in Madurai and over 400 in the district and taluk-level courts.