The Chief Justice of the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, who took oath as on October 14, has urged the judicial officers in the two Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Ladakh to ensure maximum disposal of cases in the coming week when a Lok Adalat is scheduled to be held.
A Special Lok Adalat on October 21, 2022 across the two Union Territories will be organised by Jammu and Kashmir Legal Service Authority and Ladakh Legal Service Authority .
The Special Lok Adalat will be convened under the patronage of CJ Magrey, and under the guidance of Justice Tashi Rabstan, executive chairman of Ladakh Legal Services Authority and Justice Sanjeev Kumar, chairman of High Court Legal Service Committee.
The CJ during an interaction with the judicial officers after taking oath had said to felicitate him by ensuring maximum disposal of cases in the coming week concluding with Special Lok Adalat scheduled to be held on October 21, 2022 across the UTs of J&K and Ladakh.
During the interaction, the CJ had also said that the pendency of cases is a huge challenge for the Judiciary. He also added that the statistics with respect to the two Union Territories on National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG) showed a surge in pendency.
Justice Magrey emphasized the need of disposing the maximum cases in the upcoming special Lok Adalat , which would not only lessen the pendency of cases but would also give a solace to the litigants.
He also impressed upon the judicial officers, especially secretaries of District Legal Services Authorities (DSLAs) to educate the masses about the benefits of resolution of disputes through ADR mechanism especially Lok Adalat.