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Pune district ranks first for nineth time in a row to settle pending cases in Lok Adalat

Pune district ranked first for the nineth time in a row has retained its first position in settling claims. In the National Lok Adalat organized under the guidance of Chief District and Sessions Judge and Chairman Pune District Legal Services Authority Shyam Chandak, Pune district once again won the first position in the state by settling 78,206 pending claims.

Bank Debt Recovery 1,277, Compromise Criminal 7,819, Electricity Payment 247, Labor Disputes 7, Land Acquisition 118, Motor Accident Claims Tribunal 125, Matrimonial Disputes 217, Negotiable Instruments Act 1,525, Other Civil 674, Revenue 203 , water tax 61,990, consumer dispute 6 and other 3,998 cases total 78,206 cases have been settled.

Out of 2,24,516 claims kept for compromise, 13,795 claims were settled and ₹70,72,44,426 were recovered. Out of 1,96,008 pending cases before dispute, 64,411 cases were settled and out of this 46,83,78,384 settlement fee was recovered. A total of 78,206 pending claims were settled and ₹1,17,56,22,810 were recovered as compromise fee.

Even separated the couples getting divorced have take back decision through Lokadalat. 6 couples who filed for divorce decided to get back together after counseling. One of them was living separately for the last 15 years. The case was disposed of in the court of First Class Judicial Magistrate Sudhir Barde while five other cases were disposed of in the court of First Class Judicial Magistrate Chintaman Shelke

Associate Civil Judge Jagruti Bhatia, being an elderly person, conducted the hearing in two cases through video conferencing. On the panel of District Judge Bhushan Kshirsagar, the needy got compensation from various insurance companies in 113 motor accident cases. Out of 1825 cases taken on the panel of Civil Judge Senior Level Rajendra Tambe, 118 land acquisition cases were settled and an amount of ₹11,95,39,000 thousand was recovered.

More than 9 lakh filed and pre-filed cases were disposed of in eight National People’s Courts conducted by the Pune District Legal Services Authority. Thus, Pune district has maintained the tradition of being a pioneer in settling claims during the organization of National Lok Adalat. For this successful project, the officers and employees of all the courts of the district, officers of various departments and citizens have got good cooperation. 

Mrunal Jadhav 

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