28.26 LAKH CASES CLEARED IN A DAY BY LOK ADALATS
In an exercise unprecedented for its sheer scale, India’s creaking legal machinery swung into action on Saturday to dispose of more than 28 lakh cases in less than seven hours through lok adalats organised across the country.
This is only a fraction of pending cases — over 3 crore at last count — but represents a significant step in clearing the massive backlog, especially as it could now become an annual event.
Lok adalats are an alternative dispute resolution mechanism where parties are encouraged to amicably settle cases outside the formal court system.
Source:::: Hindustan Times, p.01, http://paper.hindustantimes.com/epaper/viewer.aspx