Lok Adalat awards Rs.116 crore to claimants

New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) A total of 2,034 cases were disposed off and a settlement amount of over Rs.116 crore was awarded to claimants by various Delhi courts during the sixth monthly National Lok Adalat held on Saturday.

A Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DLSA) spokesperson said 62 benches were constituted in which 1,606 cases were disposed off pertaining to traffic challans, recovery matter and a settlement amount of Rs.7,51,74,361 was awarded to claimants.

It was the sixth monthly Lok Adalat organised in district court complexes — Tis Hazari, Karkardooma, Patiala House, Saket, Rohini and Dwarka — under the supervision of Delhi High Court Chief Justice G. Rohini.

A total of 352 cases related to electricity issues were disposed off, where the settlement amount was approximately Rs.31,69,200.

Lok Adalats were also organised in all the three Debt Recovery Tribunals, in which 27 cases were disposed off, where the settlement amount was approximately Rs.107 crore.

Lok Adalats were also organised in District Consumer Forums in which four benches were constituted where 49 cases were settled and the settlement amount was Rs.70,68,411.

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