Lucknow, September 9: With the aim of enhancing law and order in Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi government’s endeavors to facilitate access of people to the judicial process have started paying rich dividends now. The latest UP State Legal Services Authority report has revealed that Lok Adalats in Uttar Pradesh are playing a significant role in expediting case resolutions and saving people from getting entangled in the complex legal procedures.
As per the report, a total of six Lok Adalats were set up between 2022-23 and 2023-24, in which a total of 3.30 crore cases were disposed, making Uttar Pradesh one of the leading states in the country in terms of disposal of cases in Lok Adalats.
It is noteworthy that Lok Adalat will be organized in Uttar Pradesh on September 9 and is expected to provide quick legal solutions to a large number of cases of people.
Over 37.09 lakh pending cases also resolved
As per the UP State Legal Services Authority’s report, since 2022, a total of six Lok Adalats have been established, resulting in the disposal of 3.30 crore cases. Among these, 2.93 crore cases were resolved through pre-trial procedures, and 37.09 lakh cases were addressed as pending matters. Notably, during the Lok Adalat held on March 12, 2022, 28.3 lakh cases were resolved through pre-trial processe, in addition to disposal of 4.24 lakh pending cases.
Similarly, during the Lok Adalat held on May 14, 2022, 36.70 lakh cases were resolution through the pre-trial process, while an additional 4.95 lakh pending cases were efficiently addressed. At the same time, over 50.60 lakh cases were heard in the Lok Adalat held on August 13, 2022, more than 62.17 lakh cases on November 12, 2022, 67.09 lakh cases on February 11, 2023 and 76.25 lakh cases on May 21, 2023.
People of the state are widely benefiting from the efficient functioning of Lok Adalats in matters of criminal and arbitration-related disputes. According to the report of UP State Legal Services Authority, a total of three Lok Adalats have been set up in Uttar Pradesh from 2022 to 2023 to hear criminal cases.
Out of these, 1.01 lakh cases were heard in the Lok Adalat held between November 9 to 11, 2022, 1.06 lakh cases between February 8 and 10, 2023 and more than 86,000 cases between May 18 to 20, 2023. Thus, over 2.94 lakh cases have been disposed of. Additionally, more than 10,474 mediation cases were successfully resolved in the Lok Adalats held since 2022.