As many as 345 cases were disposed of during the National Lok Adalat on Saturday. Around 1,325 cases were considered in the lok adalat.
District and Sessions Judge Karamjit Singh Kang said that the lok adalat had greatly helped in decreasing the workload of courts and was also less time-consuming.
He said following the orders of the Supreme Court, such lok adalats would be organised every month to dispose of cases lying pending in courts.
Chief Judicial Magistrate K K Singla said on March 14, cases of revenue, MNREGA and land would be considered. On April 11, cases of labour and family disputes would be considered.
Lawyers oppose lok adalat on every second Saturday
Lawyers at the district court complex observed one-day strike against the decision of setting up National Lok Adalat on every second Saturday at the districts courts.
On Saturday, a complete strike was observed following a call of the District Bar Association (DBA). The Sessions Judge announced the setting up of National Lok Adalat on February 14 to settle the cases on the spot to decrease the burden on courts.
Finance Secretary of DBA Ravinder Singh Arora said the strike was observed at Samrala, Bathinda and all the districts of Punjab after the decision of setting up National Lok Adalat on second Saturday.
Arora said every second Saturday was a holiday for lawyers, and the decision to hold national lok adalats on this day was not appropriate. He added that if the decision of setting up of National Lok Adalat was not taken back, the lawyers would boycott the lok adalat.