Pune district has once again proven its prowess in dispute resolution by securing the top spot in settling the highest number of cases during the National Lok Adalat held on Saturday.
A staggering 1,10,192 cases were successfully resolved during the event, marking a significant milestone in the state's legal landscape. These settlements resulted in a recovery of Rs 396.02 crore in settlement charges.
The National Lok Adalat was organised by the Pune District Legal Services Authority (PDSLA), led by Secretary Sonal Patil, under the guidance of Principal District and Sessions Judge and PDSLA Chairman, Shyam Chandak. 133 panels were appointed to handle cases in both pre-litigation and post-litigation stages.
Recovery of over Rs 319.81 crore
Among the cases presented, a staggering 2,16,086 were in the pre-litigation stage. 79,956 of these cases were successfully resolved, resulting in a substantial recovery of over Rs 76.21 crore in settlement charges. Additionally, 72,477 pending cases were brought forward, with 30,236 cases amicably settled, leading to an impressive recovery of over Rs 319.81 crore.
Sonal Patil, the Secretary of PDLSA, disclosed some statistics regarding the resolution of cases in Maharashtra. Among the top-performing districts, Pune stood out with a staggering 2,88,563 cases resolved, amounting to a settlement charge of Rs 396 crore.
Following closely, Kolhapur resolved 99,480 cases with a settlement charge totalling Rs 75.14 crore, while Nagpur achieved a notable feat by settling 1,42,562 cases with a charge of Rs 143.04 crore.