The High Court Legal Services Committee, Bengaluru this week led the first hearing via virtual Lok Adalat through video conferencing in the midst of the progressing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Lok Adalat Bench included the Karnataka High Court’s Justice Alok Aradhe, who is additionally Chairman of the High Court Legal Services Committee, and Vijay Kumar Patil, Conciliator.
The Bench had settled 31 cases relating to two insurance agencies and subsequently awarded damages of Rs 62,95,000 to the victims accidents occurred by motor vehicles.
The official statement gave further expresses that the principal virtual Lok Adalat in Karnataka was led with the capable help and direction of Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice Aravind Kumar.
On a finishing up note, the release also requests advocates and the people engaged in litigation to utilize the virtual Lok Adalat office and endeavour to settle enormous number of cases during the COVID-19 pandemic period.
A week ago, with an end goal to discard pending cases by following careful steps in the midst of the progressing COVID-19 pandemic, an e-Lok Adalat was sorted out in Chhattisgarh where hearings were led by means of video conferencing.