The Andhra Pradesh State Legal Services Authority (APLSA) has sanctioned Permanent Lok Adalat for Krishna district, said District Judge G. Chakradhara Rao. For speedy disposal of cases related to the nine government departments and its services, this facility was being created, said Mr. Chakradhara Rao at a press conference here on Friday. The judge, who assumed charge as District Judge recently added: “The Permanent Lok Adalat will come into force within a few months and applications to nominate two members for the Adalat are invited”.
The two members should be retired and have served in Gazetted Officer cadre in any one of the nine government departments. Applications are invited from the eligible people (below 65 years of age), who had earlier served in the Central Government’s postal, railway, airways, medical and health and insurance, he said. The applications will be received at the District Judge’s office and the last date is May 12. The State Legal Services Authority will finalise the candidates based on their experience. “The Permanent Lok Adalat will take up cases to provide justice to the people who access services from selected departments in public sector,” said Mr. Chakradhara Rao. The APSLA sanctioned the Permanent Lok Adalats in Anantapur, Adilabad, Nizamabad, Warangal, Rangareddy, East Godavari, Krishna, Prakasam and Srikakulam. “District Legal Services Authority will conduct Mega Lok Adalat in all the courts across Krishna District on May 10 to clear the pending cases at various levels of courts. Pre Litigation cases will also be heard in the Lok Adalat,” Mr. Chakradhara Rao said.
A special bench of lawyers will be set up for the Mega Lok Adalat to settle the case within a day. Realising the great need of creating awareness on Juvenile Justice Act as well as Sexual Offences against Children Act- 2013, legal literacy campaign will be conducted in Vijayawada city in May.