Role of E Lok Adalat in Providing Legal Aid and Speedy Justice at Litigants Door Step in Pandemic

Shubham Srivastav, Uttaranchal University

E-Lok Adalats is one of the major achievements of the legal services authorities of our country because it’s a type of begnning of a new era in our country’s judicial system as our judicial infrastructure have thousands of courts across the country to dispense justice to the litigants,since last year from mid march when the situation of pandemic have caused a situation of great turbulance across all over the country and resulted in a situation of lockdown in india,lockdown which was imposed last year due to the situation of pandemic caused a major hinderance in the working of several government as well as private sectors as a result the online services become one of the primary concern for all of us amid in rising cases of covid 19.

In India where already lakhs of cases were pending in the courts, but still from the year 2017 to 2018 their was a massive jump in disposal rate of cases by the Supreme Court and in 2020 when their was a good going by the courts in disposal of cases the situation from mid march had caused a great concern for the courts in country that how to provide justice to the litigants in this situation of pandemic when its almost difficult for all of us to work in such a situation amid rising cases of covid 19,so a step was taken to have a hearing of only the urgent matters of cases in this situation via vedio conferencing ,in courts where judges have to sit with a bulk of files are now sitting with their laptops and dispensing justice ,this resulted soon in a courts to dispense justice through online services . This set up a good example for courts to adapt itself from new normal procedure towards the digital platform and not only adjudicate the urgent matters but other types of matters as well.

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