The Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court, V Gopalagowda, urged lawyers to help their clients settle cases through Lok Adalat which is faster and cost effective. He was here on Saturday to inaugurate the Alternative Disputes Resolution (ADR) mechanism building in the district judge court complex. All 30 districts of the State will soon have this facility, he said.
The Chief Justice said new cases were piling up daily adding to the huge backlog.
Disputes relating to electricity, telephone, transport, bank, insurance, family and marital discord can be amicably settled, at a faster pace and nominal cost, enforceable under the law, benefiting all stakeholders. This would also bring down the filing of new cases in the High Court, he added.
Built at a cost of over
Rs 1 crore, the ADR complex houses district legal aid services authority, a conference hall, a number of cubicles for mediation, a hall for running the continuous Lok Adalats along with a victim compensation adjudication facility. Over 100 judicial officers and lawyers would be imparted training to run these courts in five years.