As an encouraging news, more than 1 crore cases have been settled in the National Lok Adalat held on 13th August.
As per NALSA's press release, 25 lakh pending cases and over 75 lakh pre-litigation cases were disposed of in Lok Adalat.
Lok Adalats were held in all Union Territories and States except Delhi under the leadership of Justice UU Lalit, who is also the Chairman of NALSA.
Significantly, the Lok Adalat in Delhi was adjourned till August 20 as preparations for the Independence Day were underway.
National Lok Adalats are organized by the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) to provide affordable and easy access to justice to the litigants.
Through Lok Adalats, the government and the judiciary aim to reduce the burden on the courts by targeting pending cases.
During his interaction with the stakeholders, Justice UU Lalit observed that Lok Adalats have created history by providing an alternative mechanism to the litigants to get satisfactory and timely dispute resolution.