In pursuance of the National Legal Service Authority calendar and under the directions of J &K Legal Services Authority 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.
National Lok Adalat was inaugurated by the worthy Chairman District Legal Service Authority Pulwama in presence of all Judicial officers & bar members. Total six benches were constituted out of which three benches were constituted for holding of National Lok Adalat at District headquarters & other 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 Secretary DLSA Pulwama. Second bench was headed by Mr. Meraj U Din Sofi Ld. Additional District & Sessions Judge Pulwama and assisted by Mr. Sheikh Gowhar Hussain Ld. Sub. Judge Special Mobile Magistrate Pulwama and third bench was headed by Mr. Sandeep Gandotra Ld. Chief Judicial Magistrate Pulwama and was assisted by Mr. Faizan-Ul- Nazar Ld. Munsiff / JMIC Pulwama.
At Tral National Lok Adalat Bench was headed by Mr. Altaf Ahmed Mir Munsiff/ JMIC Tral and assisted by President Bar Association. At Pampore bench was headed by Mr. Junaid Imtiaz Mir and was assisted by President Bar Association 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. Total 1290 cases of different nature including Criminal Compoundable, Matrimonial, Maintenance, Cheque Bounce, Civil, Recovery, MACT- Litigation and Pre-Litigation were taken up before these six benches out of which 1129 cases were amicably settled and an amount of Rs. 1,18,58,024./- was realized and an amount of Rs.1,15,87,274/- lacs 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. Members of Bar, Bank managers, and people at large participated in the National Lok Adalat through Virtual means and physical on need basis after observing all SOPs of the Covid 19 and under the various guidelines of Hon’ble High court of J and K.