The Jharkhand Legal Services Authority (JHALSA) on Saturday organised the country’s first ever virtual Lok Adalat and settled disputes to the tune of Rs 54 crore.
The virtual Lok Adalat was inaugurated by Supreme Court judge, Justice Aniruddha Bose. Jharkhand High Court chief justice Dr Ravi Ranjan, Jharkhand High Court justice Aparesh Kumar Singh and Jhalsa executive chairman justice Harish Chandra Mishra graced the function.
As many as 9000 cases in the pre litigation stage and around 500 cases related to insurance pending in courts were disposed of through the Lok Adalats. Special virtual benches were formed which were coordinated by the district legal services authority centres and monitored by Jhalsa.
“In this corona pandemic insurance claims are meant for persons who are in distress. Looking into people’s suffering Jhalsa has come up with the idea of holding a virtual Lok Adalat,” said Justice HC Mishra.
As the insurance claims