Lok Adalat – A Strategic Forum for Speedy and Equitable Justice

28 Pages Posted: 22 Feb 2011 Last revised: 24 Feb 2011

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Vijaykumar Shrikrushna Chowbe

Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University; Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati

Priya Dhanokar

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: February 21, 2011

Abstract

Lok-Adalat has symbolized a human sensitive forum to provide amicable, speedy, cheap justice by adopting informal procedure and avoiding technicalities. Present article has attempted the history and development of Lok-Adalat in India. An analysis has been made on potential utility of Lok-Adalat as one of the ADR tools. An exploration has been made about the validity of the award of Lok-Adalat and grounds that keep it open to challenge for its judicial review. At the end, SWAT analysis of Lok-Adalat has been made and its probable solution in the form of Permanent Lok-Adalat has been discussed.

Present article, thus provide a deep insight of Lok-Adalat and its potential utility to the existing legal system which has been overburdened with pending litigations. Concluding remarks are self-explanatory demanding the adaptations of concept of Lok-Adalat to suit the changing need of poor and needy people. The suitable recommendations have been made to that effect.

Keywords: ADR, ADRs, Lok-Adalat, Arbitration, Conciliation, Judicial Review, Amicable Settlement, Compromise, Consented Decree, Award, Constitutional Challange, Constitutional Review, Permanent Lok-Adalat, Pending Cases, Pending Litigations, Estoppel

Suggested Citation

Chowbe, Vijaykumar Shrikrushna and Dhanokar, Priya, Lok Adalat – A Strategic Forum for Speedy and Equitable Justice (February 21, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1766237 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1766237

Vijaykumar Shrikrushna Chowbe (Contact Author)

Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University ( email )

Amravati, Maharashtra 444606
India

Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati ( email )

Amravati, Maharashtra 444606
India

Priya Dhanokar

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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