The Chhattisgarh High Court and the State Legal Services Authority organized the country’s first-ever e-Lok Adalat on Saturday, amid the restricted judicial functioning owing to Covid-19 outbreak.
The session was inaugurated by the Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court, Justice P R Ramachandra Menon. The e-Lok Adalat is cited as the first such attempt in the country.
About 195 benches were constituted at different places of the state, including remote areas like Sarguja, Kanker, Bastar, Surajpur, etc. via video conferencing, and 3135 cases were identified for compromise 2270 cases were settled in a single day through virtual mode.
The inaugural ceremony was presided over by Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra, Executive Chairman of SLSA, Chhattisgarh. High Court judges Justice Manindra Mohan Shrivastav (Chairman computerization committee) and Goutam Bhaduri(Chairman of HCLSC) were also present during the ceremony.
The e-Lok Adalat was held with the joint efforts of Mr. Shahabuddin Qureshi CPC, High court, Mr. Siddharth Aggarwal, Member secretary, SLSA, and the entire team of DLSAs across Chhattisgarh.