A Study on the Problems and Challenges of Lok Adalat System in India

  • K. Threeshwaran and R. Sri Ram
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  • K. Threeshwaran

    Student at Saveetha School of Law, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (SIMATS), India

  • R. Sri Ram

    Student at Saveetha School of Law, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (SIMATS), India

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This paper aims to explore the study on the issues and challenges involved in the functioning of the Lok Adalat system in India.Lok Adalat is considered to be the people's court and it is an alternative dispute resolution mechanism used in India. Lok adalat functions and runs on the basis of Gandhian principles.It is a forum where pending cases from the court or at a pre-litigation stage in a court of law, are settled being settled amicably. It is statutory authority governed under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987. The system is now filled and lacunae are in the functions, administration and justice delivery system in Lok Adalat. This lacunae is not not found and ruled out in the limelight. It’s prevailing and has become a threat to society. The present system is going against and ruining the functions of Gandhian Principle. It’s absolutely true that “Justice delayed is justice denied”, it is also true that a hurried justice is justice buried.This paper mainly deals and elucidates the challenges and issues involved in Lok Adalat system and suggests ways to improve the lacunae and flaws of the system.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 1495 - 1500

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.114984

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