The second National Lok Adalat of the year was held across Legal Services Authorities across the country on Saturday, under the aegis of National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) and the guidance of Justice UU Lalit..The Lok Adalat was organised both virtually and in hybrid mode across 32 SLSAs/HCLSCs all across the country. .Commending such work, Justice Lalit observed that Legal Services Authorities have converted the pandemic into an opportunity by successfully holding National Lok Adalats..Justice Lalit personally monitored the working and functioning of the Lok Adalats through virtual conferencing for the first time while emphasizing that National Lok Adalats are imperative to reduce the huge pendency in the justice system of the country..Justice Lalit also observed that in order to ensure settlement of MACT cases, matrimonial disputes, cheque bounce cases, labour disputes and other civil cases, it is essential to conduct Pre-Lok Adalat sittings for the parties to get a chance to enter into a dialogue..With the aim of ensuring maximum settlements, a preparatory webinar was organised by NALSA, “National Lok Adalat: Challenges and way forward” to sensitize all chairpersons and secretaries of DLSAs. .On Saturday, in 5,129 National Lok Adalat Benches across the country, 35,53,717 cases were taken up out of which 22,50,473 were pre-litigation cases and 13,03,244 were pending cases. 11,42,415 cases were disposed of in a day..The National Lok Adalat in Kerala was advanced and conducted earlier on July 9. Those in Maharashtra, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Karnataka and West Bengal were postponed to August 1, July 18, August 14, and July 24 respectively..The next National Lok Adalat will be held on September 11, 2021.