Permanent Lok Adalat

Permanent Lok Adalat have been constituted on the 15th day of May, 2006 - one at State level at Agartala and one each at District level at Agartala, Udaipur and Kailashahar as per provisions of section 22B of the Act. The Permanent Lok Adalat is also presided over by a District Judge/Retired District Judge as the Chairman with 2 (two) eminent Social Workers of which one is a woman as Members. The Permanent Lok Adalats have jurisdiction over cases relating to Public Utility Services (PUS) namely

* Transport services for carriage of passenger or goods by air, road or water; or
* Postal, telegraph or telephone services; or
* Supply of water, light or power to public by any establishment; or
* System of public conservancy or sanitation; or
* Services in hospital or dispensary; or
* Insurance services.

Any party to a dispute may, before the dispute is brought before any Court, make an application to the Permanent Lok Adalat for settlement of dispute. The pecuniary jurisdiction of the Permanent Lok Adalat has been set to a maximum monetary value of Rs.10,00,000 (ten lakh) only.

The Permanent Lok Adalats have also the power to decide a case on the merit if the parties are unable to arrive at any settlement or compromise, or if the dispute does not relate to any offence.

Details of the sitting of Lok Adalats and cases settled in those Adalats with MACT cases and compensation awarded in MACT cases are as under :
 

Sl. No.

Year

No. of Lok Adalat

No. of cases settled (including MACT)

No. of MACT cases settled

Compensation  awarded in MACT cases

01

2003

78

885

112

Rs.24,87,500

02

2004

58

630

147

Rs.58,31,300

03

2005

222

1652

73

Rs.43,32,000

04

2006

242

2427

42

Rs.33,08,000

05

2007

18

1330

59

Rs.39,72,057

06

2008

05

1488

15

Rs.05,98,800

07

2009

21

2970

64

Rs.57,09,640

08

2010 (up to July)

05

7511

2881

       Rs.35,82,655

 

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