Punjab News Express/Y.S Rana
CHANDIGARH-National Legal Services Authority under the visionary leadership of Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dipak Misra, Judge, Supreme Court of India and Executive Chairman, National Legal Services Authority, will be organizing National Lok Adalat on February 11 next in Chandigarh under guidance of Hon’ble Mr. Justice Shiavax Jal Vazifdar, Chief Justice, Punjab and Haryana High Court and Patron-in-Chief, State Legal Services Authority, U.T. Chandigarh, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Surya Kant, Executive Chairman, State Legal Services Authority, Chandigarh and Hon’ble Mr. Justice M. Jeyapaul, Judge, Punjab and Haryana High Court, Administrative Judge, Chandigarh Sessions Division.
To give final touches a meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Mr Balbir Singh, District and Sessions Judge-cum-Chairman, District Legal Services Authority, U.T., Chandigarh, wherein officials from various Banks participated, so that the bank recovery disputes (including those which would fall under Section 138 of N.I. Act) can be taken up at pre-litigation stage and the matters which have potential to go to the Courts in a very short time can be taken up before the National Lok Adalat.
The Advocates on panels of various banks also participated in this meeting Mr Amarinder Sharma, Secretary, District Legal Services Authority, U.T.. Chandigarh, informed that the following types of cases (pre-litigation and pending) shall be taken up for settlement in the aforesaid National Lok Adalat:-
Criminal Compoundable Offence
N.I. Act cases under Section 138
Bank Recovery Cases
Labour Disputes cases
Land Acquisition cases
Electricity and Water Bills(excluding theft cases), Services matters relating to pay and allowances and retiral benefits
Other civil cases (rent, easmentary rights, injunctions suits, specific performance suits)etc.