The second national Digital Lok Adalat, scheduled for November 12, is expected to process over a million cases.
According to a press release, approximately 80 lakh cases, including pre-litigation cases and challans, have been recorded in Rajasthan and Maharashtra thus far. Other registered cases include money-recovery disputes, electricity bills and other bill payments, telecommunications issues, and bank lawsuits.
The previous Digital Lok Adalat, held in August, assisted states in settling Rs. 833,513,857, an amount that the upcoming event is likely to surpass.
Dinesh Kumar Gupta, Member Secretary of the Rajasthan Legal Services Authority, spoke on how NALSA has used digital adalats to achieve its goal of providing cost-effective and time-efficient dispute resolution processes.
“Following the success of the inaugural Digital Lok Adalat, the Rajasthan State Legal Services Authority (RSLSA) has partnered with Jupitice once more for the forthcoming Lok Adalat.” The digitalization of the Lok Adalat in August resulted in the registration of record numbers of cases and also facilitated back-end administrative labour. “We are certain that we will resolve as many cases as possible with the help of Jupitice’s Digital Lok Adalat,” he stated.
Rajasthan and Maharashtra formed 568 benches and recorded 13,54,432 cases during the inaugural Digital Lok Adalat. Of these, 11,16,193 were resolved prior to lawsuit. In Maharashtra alone, 58,10,712 traffic challan cases out of 63, 99,983 were cleared.
The Justice Technology Platform was conceived and built by the Indian business Jupitice on which Digital Lok Adalats are conducted. Its Chief Executive Officer Raman Aggarwal said, “The collaboration with Rajasthan and Maharashtra Legal Services Authority has helped Jupitice in spearheading its ambitious project – Nyaya Ghar Ghar (Delivering Justice at the doorstep of every citizen). We are confident that in the upcoming Lok Adalats, Jupitice will also collaborate with more state legal services authorities across India.”