Silchar, Aug 31: Ahead of the Lok Adalat to be held on September 11, officials of the District Legal Service Authority (DLSA) Cachar district have urged the concerned persons to avail the facilities of easy redressal of cases.
Sidhartha Sankar Sarma, secretary of DLSA Cachar informed that not all cases could be solved in the Lok Adalat but they are making efforts to settle the maximum number of cases. In response to a question during an interactive session on the role of media and NGOs in spreading legal awareness, Sarma said while around 21,000 pending cases are lying over five years in duration, at least 30 percent of such cases are related to women issues.
District and sessions judge cum chairperson of DLSA Cachar Malasri Nandi informed that settlement of cases at Lok Adalat saves a lot of time and is also cost-effective as well. Legal aid counsellors Amalava Das and Mohitosh Das narrated how people can avail legal aid facilities from DLSA Cachar. People with income less than Rs 3 lakh per annum can also get legal aid facilities through the DLSA, they informed.