Punjab News Express/Y.S.Rana
CHANDIGARH: National Lok Adalat in Chandigarh was held under the able guidance of Mr Justice Shiavax Jal Vazifdar, Chief Justice, Punjab and Haryana High Court and Patron-in-Chief, State Legal Services Authority (SLSA), Chandigarh here on Saturday.
It was held in the presence of Mr Justice Surya Kant, executive chairman, SLSA, Chandigarh; Mr Justice M. Jeyapaul, judge Punjab and Haryana High Court, administrative judge, Chandigarh sessions division in the district court, Sector 43, Chandigarh.
Fourteen benches headed by the serving judicial officers were constituted in the district courts for the facilitation of litigants. Cases such criminal, compoundable, under Section 138 of NI Act, Bank recovery cases, MACT cases, Matrimonial disputes, labour disputes and land acquisition cases were taken up for disposal. Arbitration matters, electricity and water bills, service maters, revenue cases and other civil, municipal corporation matters and traffic challans were taken up and disposed off with the consent of the parties.
Mr Mahavir Singh, Member Secretary, SLSA, Chandigarh and Mr Amarinder Sharma, Secretary, DLSA, Chandigarh have also visited the benches at district courts complex and pursued the cases for amicable settlement.
Mr Singh said that total 1456 cases were disposed off by the benches under serving judicial officers that included 25 criminal compoundable cases involving an amount of Rs 98.86 lakh; 220 cases under Section 158 of NI Act involving an amount of Rs 11,82,34,868; one bank recovery case; 17 motor accident claims of Rs 78.75 lakh; seven labour dispute cases of Rs 38,750; 21 matrimonial; 50 executions of Rs3,16,40,571; 36 arbitration cases; 36 untrace; 15 civil miscellenaous; three criminal misc. five criminal revision; five cases of Guardian Act, 71 other civil case of Rs 1,28,92,353; two criminal appeals; 13 cases each of 125 CrPC and D.V Act were disposed off. Besides, 106 municipal matters; five cases relating to registrar of companies Act; 804 traffic hallans were also disposed off in the Adalat by imposing a fine of Rs 2,58,400.
(Public Utility Services). In addition to this 53 pre-litigative cases involving an amount of Rs.26,78,642/- were also settled.