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Share More   05 March 2019

lol adalat

Hi, all I want to know what is lok adalat, will the court gives the option for both parties before hearing to get compromise on civil issue how this works is it fine to get compromise (between landlord/tenant)

After compromise what documents will be given to both parties can plz explain this some one


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Suhail suhail (LAWYER)     05 March 2019

The lok adalat is an alternative dispute resolving forum acquiring statutory status under  Legal Services Authorites Act;

The matters are resolved mutually by parties before the constituted Lok Adalat ;

If the compromise is reached between the parties the orders are passed having stauts of a decree.

If the parties reached to acompromise the court shall pass order and the certfied copies of order can be obtained from the court.



minakshi bindhani   06 October 2021

As per your illustrated query!

Lok Adalat is one of the alternative dispute redressal mechanisms, it is a forum where disputes/cases pending in the court of law or at the pre-litigation stage are settled/ compromised amicably. Lok Adalats have been given statutory status under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987. The decision made by the Lok Adalats is deemed to be a decree of a civil court and is final and binding on all parties and no appeal against such an award lies before any court of law.

The Supreme Court in the case of
the state of Punjab vs Jalour Singh has held that a Lok Adalat determines a reference based on a compromise or settlement between the parties at its instance, and put its seal of confirmation by making an award in terms of compromise or settlement.

It has no power of adjudication on merits in absence of compromise or settlement between the parties to a dispute. The power and jurisdiction of Lok Adalat are confined only to the passing of awards based on a compromise or settlement between the parties. It has no adjudicatory or judicial functions and its functions relate purely to conciliation. 

Hope it clarifies the issues!
Minakshi Bindhani

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