Lok Adalat - Effective Means of Dispute Redressal Mechanism in India

Unnati Mouar, Jindal Global Law School, OP Jindal Global University


Lok Adalat is a viable alternative to the court system. Lok Adalats introduced a new chapter to this country's judicial system and succeeded in offering a supplemental venue for victims to settle their issues satisfactorily. This article described Lok Adalat's journey from the archaic historical period to the contemporary time. This article argues that Lok Adalat is only one of the Alternative Conflict Settlement (ADR) tools and that the entire idea of Lok Adalats is based on the earlier notion of dispute resolution via discussion mediation and Arbitration employed by Nyaya Panch. This article also discusses the constitutional mandate of Article 39-A addressing the Lok Adalat system and the evolution of the Legal Services Authorities Act,1987, to provide for the prompt and early resolution of disputes between parties.

Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

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ISSN: 2582-8878

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