Functioning And Organisation Of Lok Adalat: How Successful Are They In India?

Ragavi P J, Government Law College, Coimbatore.


The prime study of this article is to investigate the function and organization of the Lok Adalat and the way successful are they in India. The Lok Adalat has its origin in India and an important alternative dispute resolution mechanism. Hindi literal meaning of the Lok Adalat is Lok – people, Adalat – court, Lok Adalat means people’s court. The object of the Lok Adalat is ‘access justice to all’. This article took a subjective look into the organization of Lok Adalat and challenges in functioning of Lok Adalat and an objective look into emerging virtual Lok Adalat, its effectuality in accessing quick and fair justice to poor and needy people. It addresses some welcome changes within the implementing mechanism to extend its productivity and efficiency.

Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


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