Lok Adalats u/s 19 of the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 read with Rule 17 A and 18 of the Sikkim  State Legal Services Authority Rules 1995.

Permanent and Continuous Lok Adalat u/s 19 of the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1982 have been established in all the four districts and five Talukas of Sikkim viz; East at Gangtok, North at Mangan, South at Namchi, West at Gyalshing and sub-divisions in the North at Chungthang, South at Ravangla, West at Soreng, East at Pakyong and Rongli.

Statement of Lok Adalat:

Lok Adalat held, cases institution and disposed of and pendency by the High Court Lok Adalat since inception:


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STATEMENT OF LOK ADALAT HELD, CASES INSTITUTION AND DISPOSED OF AND PENDENCY BY THE HIGH COURT LOK ADALAT SINCE INCEPTION UP TO 31st October, 2017

Year

No. of Lok Adalat held

Opening

Instituted

Disposal

Pendency

1998

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

1999

03

Nil

08

08

Nil

2000

14

Nil

09

09

Nil

2001

19

Nil

189

189

Nil

2002

21

Nil

156

156

Nil

2003

04

Nil

45

23

22

2004

08

22

78

67

33

2005

11

33

17

44

06

2006

03

06

20

09

17

2007

02

17

13

13

17

2008

06

17

49

28

38

2009

05

38

11

41

08

2010

07

08

36

40

04

2011

11

04

16

16

04

2012

09

04

14

15

03

2013

10

03

27

12

18

2014

13

18

20

33

05

2015

13

05

28

30

03

2016

14

03

07

05

05

2017(till 31st October)

25

05

30

28

07

Total

199

 

773

766

07

 

STATEMENT OF LOK ADALAT HELD, CASES INSTITUTION AND DISPOSED OF AND PENDENCY BY DLSAs

Year

No. of Lok Adalat held

Opening

Instituted

Disposal

Pendency

2001

24

Nil

423

148

275

2002

26

275

230

223

282

2003

43

282

02

261

23

2004

45

23

162

174

11

2005

57

11

137

123

25

2006

48

25

169

181

13

2007

37

13

91

80

24

2008

48

24

200

213

11

2009

39

11

129

108

32

2010

59

32

209

185

56

2011

60

56

523

542

37

2012

68

37

738

685

90

2013

92

90

1042

1069

63

2014

217

63

749

797

15

2015

173

15

870

873

12

2016

167

12

857

851

18

2017(till 31st October)

75

18

592

549

61

Total

1278

 

7123

7062

61

 

STATEMENT OF LOK ADALAT HELD, CASES INSTITUTION AND DISPOSED OF AND PENDENCY BY TLSCs

Year

No. of Lok Adalat held

Opening

Instituted

Disposal

Pendency

2001

10

Nil

163

63

100

2002

39

100

544

314

330

2003

49

330

07

303

34

2004

46

34

280

289

25

2005

36

25

135

155

05

2006

58

05

119

123

01

2007

83

01

234

228

07

2008

35

07

85

80

12

2009

85

12

226

235

03

2010

97

03

185

184

04

2011

68

04

154

155

03

2012

95

03

249

250

02

2013

138

02

319

320

01

2014

158

01

380

378

03

2015

137

03

428

428

03

2016

176

03

492

470

25

2017(till 31st October)

160

25

324

289

60

Total

1470

 

4324

4264

60

Grand Total

2947

 

12220

12092

128


Mobile High Court Lok Adalat:

> In order to ensure that “Access to Justice” reaches the doorsteps of the people living rural and far-flung areas, a Mobile High Court Lok Adalat presided by Hon’ble Mr. Justice S.P. Wangdi, Judge, High Court of Sikkim/Executive Chairman, Sikkim SLSA along with Dr. (Ms.) Henrimith Lepcha, Mr. Tempo Bhutia, Mr. Norden Bhutia and Mr. S.P. Subba as “Other Persons” was held on June, 2010 at Mediation Centre, Pentok, North Sikkim. 11 pre-litigative cases involving parties from remote areas from North Sikkim were taken up and 3 cases were settled.

> Another Mobile High Court Lok Adalat was also held on 16th June, 2012 at Panchayat Bhawan, Ralong, South Sikkim for settlement of cases which pertained to the public of Polok and Rabongla.

> Till date 21 numbers of cases has been disposed in such mobile Lok Adalats organized by the High Court Legal Services Committee in coordination with Sikkim SLSA.

> Lok Adalat is frequently organized by HCLSC, DLSAs & TLSCs and has been an effective mode of disposal of cases (both pre-litigation and pending litigation).

> The Mobile Legal Services-cum-Lok Adalat Mobile Van of the Sikkim State Legal Services Authority was launched by Hon’ble Shri Justice S.K. Sinha, Chief Justice, High Court of Sikkim/Patron-in-Chief, Sikkim SLSA and Hon’ble Shri Justice S.P. Wangdi, Judge, High Court of Sikkim/Executive Chairman, Sikkim SLSA in a function organized in the office of Sikkim State Legal Services Authority, Development Area, Gangtok on 10th October, 2015 (Saturday).

> Following which a Mobile Lok Adalat was held at Lambu-Dara, Rumtek, East Sikkim, chaired by Hon’ble Shri Justice S.P. Wangdi, Judge, High Court of Sikkim/Executive Chairman, Sikkim SLSA along with Shri G.P. Pradhan as the “Other Person” wherein 02 cases were taken up pertaining to Lok Adalat cases of Rumtek and Sang area.

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