CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu has settled over 14.93 lakh pending cases and distributed a record compensation of Rs 1390.77 crore at the mega National Lok Adalat held across the state on Saturday, according to executive chairman of TN Legal Services Authority Justice S K Agnihotri.
The cases include pre-litigation cases, pending cases, revenue cases, cases pertaining to consumer courts, Debt Recovery Tribunal, Debt Recovery Appellate Tribunal as well as pension cases, he said during a brief interaction with reporters.
Interestingly, a 20-Bench Judges from the Madras High Court and its Bench in Madurai are also conducting the Lok Adalats, said V Dhanapalan, chairman of High Court Legal Services Committee. He said the Madras high court along with its Bench in Madurai alone have settled around 362 pending cases and distributed compensation worth Rs 20.42 crore.
In the Madurai Bench, a total of 112 cases were settled and Rs 6.31 crore compensation was distributed. In the Madras High court, a total of 250 cases were settled and Rs 14.10 crore was distributed as compensation.