Lok Adalats

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<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>Lok Adalat literally
means Peoples Court</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>It is a forum where </span><span
style='font-weight:bold;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>disputes/cases
pending in the court </span><span style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:
12.0pt'>or </span><span style='font-weight:bold;font-family:Calibri;
font-size:12.0pt'>at pre-litigation stage</span><span style='font-family:
Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'> are settled/ compromised amicably.
(compoundable offences) </span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>The award (decision) made by
the Lok Adalats is </span><span style='font-weight:bold;text-decoration:
underline;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>deemed to be a decree of
a civil court</span><span style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>
and is </span><span style='font-weight:bold;font-family:Calibri;
font-size:12.0pt'>final</span><span style='font-family:Calibri;
font-size:12.0pt'> and </span><span style='font-weight:bold;font-family:
Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>binding</span><span style='font-family:Calibri;
font-size:12.0pt'> on all parties and</span><span style='font-family:
Calibri;font-size:12.0pt;background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow'> no
appeal against such an award lies before any court of law. </span><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>Generally , award given
usually out of mutual consent of the two parties</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>If the parties are not
satisfied with the award of the Lok Adalat </span><span style='font-weight:
bold;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>though there is </span><span
style='font-weight:bold;text-decoration:underline;font-family:Calibri;
font-size:12.0pt'>no</span><span style='font-weight:bold;font-family:
Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'> provision</span><span style='font-family:Calibri;
font-size:12.0pt'> for an appeal against such an award, but </span><span
style='font-weight:bold;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>t</span><span
style='font-weight:bold;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt;background:
yellow;mso-highlight:yellow'>hey are free to initiate litigation</span><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'> by approaching the court of
appropriate jurisdiction by filing a case by following the required
procedure, in exercise of their right to litigate.</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>Features</span></li>
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<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-weight:bold;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>No court
fee payable when a matter is filed in a Lok Adalat. </span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-weight:bold;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>Even the
fee paid in the court is redeemed if the cases are settled in Adalats</span></li>
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height=16 alt=Tricky src="https://static.wixstatic.com/media/760013_06c2a583c0c34b17b47620d978f66ccf~mv2.png">&nbsp;<span style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:
12.0pt'>Members of the Lok Adalats(who decides cases in Lok Adalat) ,
they have the role of </span><span style='font-weight:bold;font-family:
Calibri;font-size:12.0pt;background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow'>statutory
conciliators</span><span style='font-weight:bold;font-family:Calibri;
font-size:12.0pt'> only</span><span style='font-family:Calibri;
font-size:12.0pt'> and </span><span style='font-family:Calibri;
font-size:12.0pt;background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow'>do not have any
judicial role [Lok Adalat is non-adjudicatory (conciliatory) in nature
but the proceedings are deemed to be judicial proceedings]</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-weight:bold;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>Permanent
Lok Adalat </span><span style='font-weight:bold;font-family:Calibri;
font-size:12.0pt;background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow'>both</span><span
style='font-weight:bold;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>
conciliatory and adjudicatory jurisdiction</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-weight:bold;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt;background:
yellow;mso-highlight:yellow'>Offences which are non-compoundable under
any law are out of the purview of Lok Adalat</span></li>
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<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>Background</span></li>
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<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>Lok Adalat is an old form
of adjudicating system prevailed in ancient India </span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>Since the Indian courts are
overburdened with heavy backlog of cases and even the petty cases takes
years to resolve,<span style='mso-spacerun:yes'> </span>Lok Adal
ats
provide alternative resolution devices for expedious and inexpensive
justice</span></li>
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<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>Provision in the act</span></li>
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<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>Lok Adalats have been
given </span><span style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt;
background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow'>statutory status</span><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'> under the </span><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt;background:yellow;
mso-highlight:yellow'>Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987. </span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>Under the act, the
following provisions are available for Lok Adalats</span></li>
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<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>SC Legal Services
Committee or HC Legal Service Committee or State Legal Services
Authority or District Legal Services Authority or Taluk Legal Services
Committee </span><span style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt;
background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow'>[Note: NALSA is not present]</span><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'> may organise Lok
Adalats at such intervals and places and for exercising such
jurisdiction and for such areas as it thinks fit</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>Composition</span></li>
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<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>Every Lok Adalat
organized for an area shall consists of such number of serving or
retired judicial officer and other persons of the area as may be
specified by the agency organizing such Lok Adalat</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>Generally, Lok
Adalat consists of a Judicial officer as the chairman and a lawyer and
a social worker as members</span></li>
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<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>Jurisdiction</span></li>
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font-weight:bold' lang=en-US><span style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";
font-size:12.0pt;font-weight:bold;font-style:normal;font-weight:bold;
font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>Any case pending before any
court</span></li>
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lang=en-US><span style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt;
font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-family:"Nirmala UI";
font-size:12.0pt'>Any matter which is falling within the jurisdiction
of any court and is not brought before such court [Pre-litigation
cases]</span></li>
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<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>Matters</span></li>
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<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle'
lang=en-US><span style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>Matrimonial/family
disputes, Land Acquisition cases, Labour disputes, Workmen's
compensation cases, Bank recovery cases, Pension cases, Housing Board
and Slum clearance cases, Housing finance cases, Consumer Grievance
cases, Electricity, telephone matters, municipal matters, disputes
with Cellular companies etc.</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle'
lang=en-US><span style='font-weight:bold;font-family:"Nirmala UI";
font-size:12.0pt;background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow'>Criminal
(Compoundable offence) Cases </span></li>
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lang=en-US><span style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt;
background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow'>Non Compoundable offences
which are under any law are outside the purview of Lok Adalats</span></li>
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<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>When referred to Lok
Adalat</span></li>
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lang=en-US><span style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt;
font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-family:"Nirmala UI";
font-size:12.0pt'>The parties thereof agree to settle the dispute in Lok
Adalat</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>One of the parties
thereof makes an application to the court, for referring the case to Lok
Adalat</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>Court is satisfied
that the matter is an appropriate one to be taken cognizance of by the
Lok Adalat</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>In case of
Pre-litigation disputes, matter referred to Lok Adalats either by agency
organising Lok Adalat or by the party submitting application </span></li>
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<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>Powers</span></li>
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<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>Lok Adalats shall have
requisite powers to specify its own procedure for the determination of
any dispute</span></li>
<li style='color:#000000;margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle'
lang=en-US><img width=16
height=16 alt=Tricky src="https://static.wixstatic.com/media/760013_06c2a583c0c34b17b47620d978f66ccf~mv2.png">&nbsp;<span style='font-weight:bold;font-family:
"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt;background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow'>All
proceedings</span><span style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt;
background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow'> of Lok Adalat shall be deemed
to be </span><span style='font-weight:bold;font-family:"Nirmala UI";
font-size:12.0pt;background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow'>Judicial
Proceedings</span><span style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt;
background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow'> within the meaning of IPC 1960</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt;background:yellow;
mso-highlight:yellow'>Have same powers as that of Civil Court under<span
style='mso-spacerun:yes'> </span>Civil Procedure Code CPC 1908</
span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt;background:yellow;
mso-highlight:yellow'>Have same powers as that of Civil Court under
Criminal Procedure Code CrPC 1973</span></li>
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<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>Award</span></li>
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<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>An award of Lok Adalat
shall be deemed to be a decree of civil court or an order of any other
court</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>Every award made by
the court shall be</span><span style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";
font-size:12.0pt;background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow'> final and
binding</span><span style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>
on all the parties to the dispute</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt;background:yellow;
mso-highlight:yellow'>No appeal</span><span style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";
font-size:12.0pt'> shall lie to any court against the award of Lok
Adalat [However, can initiate litigation in courts]</span></li>
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<h2 style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:14.0pt;color:#2E75B5'
lang=en-US id="ParivarikMahilaLokAdalatsPMLA">Parivarik Mahila Lok Adalats PMLA</h2>
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<li style='color:#000000;margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle'
lang=en-US><img width=16
height=16 alt=Tricky src="https://static.wixstatic.com/media/760013_06c2a583c0c34b17b47620d978f66ccf~mv2.png">&nbsp;<span style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";
font-size:12.0pt'>Evolved by </span><span style='font-weight:bold;
font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt;background:yellow;mso-highlight:
yellow'>National Commission for Women</span><span style='font-weight:
bold;font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'> [Not Ministry of Law and
Justice]</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>For redressal and speedy
disposal of matters related to </span><span style='font-weight:bold;
font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>family and marriage issues</span><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>.</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>Process</span></li>
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<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>PMLA works on Lok Adalat
model. </span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>The NCW &nbsp;provides
financial assistance to NGOs or State Women Commissions or State Legal
Service Authority to organize the Parivarik Mahila Lok Adalat. </span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>The NGOs approach the DLSA
or District Judge and collect information about pending cases of family
disputes within the district. </span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>Then the DLSA selects women
related cases which are admissible in the Lok Adalat, and makes relevant
files/case papers available to the NGOs. </span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>NGOs through their
counsellors approach the parties and start counselling prior to the date
of the PMLA to bring them to<span style='mso-spacerun:yes'>
</span>settlement. </span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>If settlement occurs then
the settlement will be noted down on paper in each case and the
signatures of both the parties must be obtained on the document which
will be presented before PMLA for its legal authentication. </span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>Later the NGOs will
organise PMLA on the specified date on which the cases will be brought
up for settlement</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>The District Judge
will appoint a Presiding Officer, for the PMLA, who should be a Judge
and two or more members who can be judges, advocates or social
activists. </span></li>
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<h2 style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:14.0pt;color:#2E75B5'
lang=en-US id="PermanentLokAdalats">Permanent Lok Adalats</h2>
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<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>Legal Service Authority
Act, 1987 amended in 2002 to provide for establishment of Permanent Lok
Adalat</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>Genesis</span></li>
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<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>One of the major
drawback is that the Lok Adalat System is based on the
compromise/settlement b/w the parties of the dispute. If the parties do
not arrive at any compromise or settlement, case is either returned to
court of law which defies the purpose of Lok Adalats.</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>Therefore, If Lok
Adalats are given power to</span><span style='font-weight:bold;
font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'> decide on the merits of the
cases</span><span style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>, in
case if the parties are failed to arrive at compromise or settlement,
this problem can be solved to a large extent</span></li>
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<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>Compromise/settlement
else adjudication </span></li>
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<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>Also, </span><span
style='font-weight:bold;font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>for
disputes relating to public utility services</span><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>, a requirement felt
to settle those disputes without delay so as to provide justice to
people and also reduce workload of regular courts. </span></li>
</ul>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>Features</span></li>
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<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>Composition</span></li>
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<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>Chairman and two
members</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>Chairman - District
judge or additional judge or judicial office higher in rank than that
of district judge</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>Members - Adequate
experience in public utility services</span></li>
</ul>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>Jurisdiction</span></li>
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<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>In respect of public
utility services such as transport services, services in hospitals or
dispensaries and insurance services</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>Jurisdiction upto 10
lakhs and GOI empowered to increase the said limit from time to time</span></li>
</ul>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-weight:bold;font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>After
the dispute referred/applied to Permanent Lok Adalat, no party shall
invoke jurisdiction of any court in the same dispute</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>Award</span></li>
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<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-weight:bold;font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>First
conciliation and if failed adjudication</span></li>
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<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>Lok Adalat forms the
possible settlement and submit to the parties. If parties fails to
agree, then the Adalat shall decide the dispute on merit</span></li>
</ul>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>Every award made
shall be final and binding on all parties </span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt'>Award made by the
majority of persons constituting the Adalat.</span></li>
</ul>
</ul>
</ul>
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