Permanent Lok Adalats have both conciliatory and adjudicatory powers: Supreme Court

The Court held that Permanent Lok Adalats have to first try to settle the dispute, and only if there isn't any agreement between the parties can it proceed to decide the matter on merits.
Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice PS Narasimha
Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice PS Narasimha

In a significant ruling, the Supreme Court on Thursday held that Permanent Lok Adalats have both conciliatory and adjudicatory powers [Canara Bank v. G S Jayarama].

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