Justice NV Ramana today e-Inaugurated the Mega e- Lok Adalat organised by the Karnataka State Legal Services Authority, Bengaluru and the High Court Legal Services Committee.
He expressed his happiness on the occasion, stating that the Legal Services Authorities, throughout the country, have adapted to the new changes amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. He added that it is one such example.
“I am extremely happy to note that in the midst of an extraordinary phase casued by COVID-19, Legal Services Authorities throughout the country, have innovatively adpated to the change. Today’s e-Lok Adalat is one such instance, reflecting of such transformation.
Justice Aravind Kumar, Executive Chairman of the Karnataka State Legal Services Authority and Justice Alok Aradhe, Chairman of the High Court Legal Services Committee, Bengaluru also graced the occasion with a few words.
The event further witnessed the presence of Supreme Court Judges such as Justice S Abdul Nazeer and Justice AS Bopanna, as well as High Court Judges along with other dignitaries.
Justice Ramana significantly noted that the real challenge is to spread the word about it.
“The crucial challenge lies in popularizing the idea of E-Lok Adalats at the grass root levels. We should take steps to provide access in those areas where people do not have the facility of video conferencing.”
He also spoke on the various benefits of Lok Adalats. He pointed out that such a mechanism is cost-effective and less time-consuming. Now, parties can attend Lok Adalat proceedings from their respective business places or home as well, added the Supreme Court Judge.