Online Lok Adalat to be organised by Legal services Authority of Kerala in October
First-ever online Lok Adalat to be organised by the Kerala Legal Services Authority in October. Whoever wants online resolution of a dispute needs functional phone numbers and e-mail ids. Applications for the Lok Adalat can be submitted till September 15.
Parties to both pre-litigation and post-litigation matters can file application for the Lok Adalat through email, WhatsApp, Google form, or the online filing form of the authority. The KELSA will refer the cases which are eligible to be considered for the Lok Adalat to the other party in the case through email, phone numbers, or WhatsApp.
KELSA has collaborated with SAMA, a Bengaluru-based online dispute resolution organisation, for the conduct of the Lok dalat, said K.T. Nizar Ahamad, member secretary of the authority.
It has been six months since the last Lok adalat was held. The last event saw as many as 15,000 cases being resolved on the day. Besides clearing the pendency of cases at courts, the adalat offers quick legal relief to the affected parties. Cases ranging from revenue recovery proceedings initiated by banks to motor accident claims, insurance claims, cheque-bounce cases, and compoundable criminal cases can be considered at the adalat, he said.
The Lok Adalats will be held in all the districts by the respective district legal services authorities and the High Court Legal Services Committee.