HYDERABAD : Following the direction given by the National Legal Services Authority, the Andhra Pradesh State Legal Services Authority is gearing up to conduct the second National Lok Adalat in the states of Telangana and AP on December 6.
High Court chief justice and patron-in-chief of the State Legal Services Authority KJ Sengupta and High Court judge and executive chairman of the authority justice L Narasimha Reddy participated in a video conference with Supreme Court judge and executive chairman of the National Legal Services Authority justice TS Thakur at the High Court on Friday to discuss the arrangements for the National Lok Adalat.
Briefing newsmen later, justice Narasimha Reddy said Lok Adalat provided easy access to justice and resolution of disputes through it would be cost-effective. About 1.13 lakh cases had been settled in the erstwhile united Andhra Pradesh state at the first National Lok Adalat, he said.
Justice Reddy said that the State Legal Services Authority had identified about 29,000 cases and ordered issuance of notices to the parties to arrive at a settlement at the coming National Lok Adalat.