Topic: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.
3) Discuss the significance of Lok Adalats as an effective dispute resolution institution in present scenario. (250 words)
Indian Polity by Lakshmikant
Why this question:
The question pertains to evaluate the role played by Lok Adalats in proving to be an effective dispute resolution mechanism.
Key demand of the question:
Explain the meaning of dispute resolution and the possible methods and procedures available in the country and then explain the role played by the Lok Adalats.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Define briefly what dispute resolution is.
Explain the origin, jurisdiction, nature of Lok Adalats.
Highlight that the concept of Lok Adalat (People’s Court) is an innovative Indian contribution to the world jurisprudence. The introduction of Lok Adalats added a new chapter to the justice dispensation system of this country and succeeded in providing a supplementary forum to the victims for a satisfactory settlement of their disputes. This system is based on Gandhian principles.
Conclude with powers and advantages of such institutions in dispute redressal.