What is Lok Adalat and its Objective?

By K Balaji|Updated : August 18th, 2022

Lok Adalat is a lawful organization under the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of India. The origin of this organization dates back to 1987 and still holds the same value. The main objective of a Lok Adalat is ‘reconciliation’ or ‘negotiation’ in the matters which are long pending in courts and can be settled in a peaceful or civil manner by bringing both parties on a common ground.

A Lok Adalat is also known as ‘people’s court’. The system proudly follows the Gandhian principles. The first Lok Adalat was held in Gujarat in 1982.

Lok Adalat and its Objectives

The Lok Adalat also known as the ‘people’s court’ was created as an ‘alternative dispute resolution mechanism’ and has a long history. The cases which are pending from a long time in courts or panchayat and can be settled amicably by bringing both the opposing parties together by presenting certain terms and conditions are taken up by the Lok Adalat. The main objectives of the Lok Adalat are:

  • To provide an alternative to the mainstream judicial system.
  • To pace up the legal process and provide fast justice to the needy.
  • To reach a fair solution or compromise between the parties.

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  • The Lok Adalat is popularly known as the ‘people’s court’. The first Lok Adalat was held in 1982 in Gujarat.

  • The main objective or purpose of the Lok Adalat is to provide permanent alternative solutions to cases that are long pending in courts and could be settled peacefully by reaching a compromise or a common solution.

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