Rs. 77,75,000 Distributed amount RTA Victims.

Besides other Parts of Jammu & Kashmir today a National Lok Adalat was organized in District Court Complex Pulwama under the Chairmanship of Mr. Ab. Rashid Malik Chairman District Legal Service Authority (Pr. District & Sessions Judge) Pulwama.The National Lok Adalat was inaugurated by the worthy Chairman District Legal Service Authority Pulwama in presence of all Judicial officers & bar members.

Total nine benches were constituted out of which four benches were constituted for holding of National Lok Adalat at District headquarters & three benches at Tehsil Levels of the District Pulwama. At Pulwama headquarter bench 1 was headed by Mr. Abdul Rashid Malik Ld. Pr. District & Sessions Judge Pulwama and assisted by Rayaz Ahmed Choudhary (Sub-Judge) Secretary DLSA Pulwama. Second bench was headed by Mr. Meraj-U-Din Sofi Ld. Additional District & Sessions Judge Pulwama and assisted by Mr. Mohd Yousaf Malik Advocate.

Third benches was headed by Mr. Sandeep Gandotra Ld. Chief Judicial Magistrate Pulwama and was assisted by Mr. M. R. Thoker Advocate, and Forth bench was headed by Mr. Sheikh Gowhar Hussain and was assisted by Faizan-Ul- Nazar Ld. Munsiff / JMIC Pulwama. At Pampore bench was headed by Mr. Junaid Imtiaz Mir and was assisted by President Bar Association, at Tral bench was headed by the Mr. Mohd Altaf Mir Munsiff/ JMIC Tral and was assisted by the president Bar association Tral and at Awantipora bench was headed by Mr. Raja Arshad and he was assisted by the President Bar association Awantipora.

All these benches were also assisted by the Mediator, Panel Lawyer, and PLVs of their respective jurisdiction. One bench was constituted for the disposal of revenue cases in Deputy Commissioner office and was headed by the Assistant Revenue Commissioner Pulwama and one bench was constituted for the cases pending in the Court of Assistant labour Commissioner Pulwama.

Moreover, the matters placed before the Benches included Civil, Criminal Compoundable, Cheque bounce, Bank matters, MACT, Land Compensation, Matrimonial, Tenancy, Electricity and Pre-litigation matters. However, efforts were made to place oldest cases before the Benches for their settlement as per the directions of Hon’ble Executive Chairman, JK LSA.

Many pre-litigation matters like Public Utility Service matters etc pertaining to people belonging to inaccessible areas as declared by Government of J&K as inaccessible area were taken up before the said National Lok-Adalat and were settled through amicable settlement. The cases of these people were received while conducting Door to Door Campaign by PLVs of District Pulwama.

A total number of 364 pre litigation matters were taken up amongst which 350 number of pre litigation matters pertaining to far-flung rural areas including Rajpora, Tral Pampore, were settled. Further, number of beneficiaries were benefitted from the above pre litigation matters. It included issuance of disability certificate, E Shram registration and job cards, development works in the above mentioned areas. Further, the pre litigation matters also included bank recovery matters, PDD, PHE, Social Welfare Schemes, matrimonial disputes, land disputes, BSNL cases, municipality cases etc.

Total 4033 cases of different nature including Criminal Compoundable, Matrimonial, Maintenance, Cheque Bounce, Civil, Recovery, MACT- Litigation and Pre-Litigation, Public Service utility and others were taken up before these eight benches out of which 3658 cases were amicably settled and an amount of Rs.2,24,92,855/- has been settled in MACT, Bank recovery & 138 N.I. Act Cases with the efforts of the presiding officers as well as by the cooperation of Bar members of the respective Courts.