Indore: All Madhya Pradesh district and tehsil courts will hold a 'mega'-Lok Adalat on December 15, to clear pending legal cases in a quick and cheap manner.

There are about 12.5 lakh pending cases in MP's lower courts related to crime and property, the administrative judge of MP High Court (Jabalpur) and Executive Chairman of MP State Legal Service Authority, Justice K K Lahoti told reporters in Indore on Tuesday.

In last year's mega-Lok Adalat, over 13.57 lakh cases were heard on a single day in the state, benefitting 32 lakh people, Justice Lahoti said, adding, this year the number could go up.

The mega-Lok Adalat would focus on crime, property, education, scholarships, labour court, execution of decisions, cases of weaker sections of society and MNREGA payments, he said.

On a question related to vacant posts of judges in the state courts, Justice Lahoti said, eleven posts were vacant in high courts, and roughly 200 in district courts.

Computerisation of courts was underway, and so far 60 to 70 percent courts were computerised, he said, adding, six districts were computerised with latest software technology for copying certified work. On whether there is any move to open any new high court bench in the state, he said, that "there is no such thing or plan".


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