Lok Adalat is a forum where the disputes/cases pending in the court of law or at pre-litigation stage are settled/compromised amicably. Lok Adalat has been given statutory status under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1997. An award made by the Lok Adalat is deemed to be decree of a civil court and is final and binding on all parties and no appeal lies before any court against it.
Provided that any matter relating to an offence not compoundable under the law shall not be referred to/settled in Lok Adalat.
The State Legal Services Authority or District Legal Services Authority/Tehsil Legal Services Committee as the case may be on receipt of an application from any one of the parties to any pre-litigation stage matter refer such matter to the Lok Adalat for amicable settlement.
|Year||No of Lok-Adalats held||MACT Cases Settled||Total Cases settled including MACT||Compensation awarded in MACT Cases|
|(Rs. 352.86 Crore)|
|S.No||Name of the District||No. of Lok Adalats held||Cases Settled||Compensation Awarded(Rs in Crores)|