Mega Lok Adalat in Karnataka: 3.8 lakh cases settled; more than ₹900 crore compensation awarded

Accordingly, a total of 9,815 matrimonial cases were taken up and 1,166 were settled. 74 couples were reunited as a result of the conciliation proceedings.
Mega Lok Adalat in Karnataka: 3.8 lakh cases settled; more than ₹900 crore compensation awarded
Lok Adalat

A total of 3,88,981 cases were settled at the Mega Lok Adalat held on August 14, across 943 benches in Karnataka.

Out of 79,207 pre-litigation cases, a total of 33,251 cases were disposed of and out of 5,32,326 pending cases 3,55,730 were disposed of.

A total amount of ₹9,07,65,59,025 was paid as compensation and a total of ₹25,75,03,546 was recovered as fine/penalty.

The Lok Adalat was held in both virtual and physical mode.

The Mega Lok Adalat was inaugurated by former Karnataka High Court judge, Justice AJ Sadashiva, who was also the first Executive Chairman of the Karnataka State Legal Services Authority (KSLSA).

The district legal services authorities had impressed upon the conciliators to try for a settlement of maximum number of matrimonial cases. Accordingly, a total of 9,815 matrimonial cases were taken up and 1,166 were settled. 74 couples were reunited as a result of the conciliation proceedings.

"In one of the special cases at family court of Mysuru, a couple who had already annulled their marriage by a decree of court in a proceeding for maintenance, under the advice of Lok Adalat conciliator, agreed to remarry in the presence of Principal District Judge, Mysuru," a press note released in this regard said.

The other highlights of the Mega Lok Adalat include:

  • Total 2,884 partition suits were disposed of by way of settlement.

  • Total of 1,028 LAC executions were settled in the Lok-Adalat and settlement amount disbursed to the tune of ₹100,57,22,864.

  • Eight Commercial Courts in Bengaluru settled a total of 114 commercial suits.

  • An insurance company agreed to pay ₹72,00,000 in a Motor Vehicle Claim matter pending at the Additional District Judge Tumakaru district, after the intervention of Mega Lok Adalat. In another case pending before Senior Civil Judge Kunigal, the insurance company agreed to pay ₹62,50,000 to the claimants.

Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka of the Karnataka High Court, Justice Aravind Kumar, who is the Executive Chairman of KSLSA, and Justice Alok Aradhe, who is Chairman of High Court Legal Services Committee, appreciated the efforts put in by all stakeholders for the success of the Lok Adalat.

[Read press note here]

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