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Lok adalat notice - non obedience

Permanent Lok Adalat issued a notice under sec 22C (3) of Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 to a Public Limited Company for a petition received against non-payment of dues to a PSU. 


Now in case the Company does not appear in the Lok Adalat in the specified date as ordered or any further dates. What are the consequences it will face then?


In case the Lok Adalat passes any award against the Company, will it be binding?


 5 Replies

Advocate M.Bhadra   13 March 2012

Lok Adalat is an authority to settle the matter on the sisputed issue  if both parties would agree,Lok Adalat have no judiction to passed an order on any point of laws and not biding with any party.


In lok adalat- court decided the court with mutual concent. If you not appeared in Lok adalat on received of Notice. Lok adalat can't passed exparty order- But complainant is free to suit a case for recovery.

You may also appear before lok adalat and if not agree with decision - deny. court will pending your case.

Narendra Malik (advocate)     15 March 2012

in case the Company does not appear in the Lok Adalat it will not harm in any manner. case will proceed from the same stage at which it came before Lok adalat. Lok adalat can't passed exparty order.

It would be appriciated if company appears before Lok adalat and try to settle his dispute. 

kvss.prabhakar rao (Advocate )     02 April 2012

Mr Prajapati is correct Lok Adalath can not pass exparte decree  incase any partynon compliance of noitce. sent by Lok- Adalath.

N.K.Assumi (Advocate)     13 April 2012

Without meeting of minds of the parties it can not assumed jurisdiction!

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