Rajasthan launches India’s first Digital Lok Adalat for Fast Disposal of Cases at Lok Adalat

AI-based Lok Adalat: The National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) Chairman Uday Umesh Lalit recently unveiled India’s First AI-powered, end-to-end digital Lok Adalat in Rajasthan.

Key Highlights:

  • The AI-based Lok Adalat was launched during the 18th All India Legal Services Authorities’ Meet held in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
  • The two-day event was inaugurated by Chief Justice of India, N V Ramana in the presence of Minister of Law & Justice, Kiren Rijiju and Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot.

About AI-based Lok Adalat:

  • The Digital Lok Adalat by Rajasthan State Legal Services Authority (RSLSA 22) was designed and developed by its technology partner Jupitice Justice Technologies.
  • It will be used to dispose of pending disputes or disputes that are at the pre-litigation stage.
  • The platform will help to proved end-to-end dispute resolution with easy drafting and filing of applications, one-click generation of e-notices, smart templates to draft settlement agreements, and digital hearings powered by tailor-made video conferencing tools, etc.
  • In addition, it will also offers an AI-powered voice-based interactive chatbot and advanced data analytics tools to help gain deeper insights into the functioning of Lok Adalat through custom reports and dashboards for data-driven decision making.

Significance of AI-based Lok Adalat:

  • The number of pending cases in India is increasing over the years.
  • The pending cased further increased, especially during the pandemic where the courts came to a standstill for a while.
  • Recently, a district court in Bihar gave a verdict in a land dispute case after 108 years, making it one of the oldest pending cases in the country.
  • As per the NITI Aayog report, it would take an around 324 years to dispose of all current pending cases in country.
  • The report further said that 75% to 97% of legal problems never reach the courts.
  • That means about 5 million to 40 million legal tangles arising in a month never reach the court.
  • Therefore, the Digital Lok Adalat will be used to dispose of pending disputes or disputes that are at the pre-litigation stage

About Jupitice:

  • Jupitice is the world’s first Justice Technology company.
  • It has been working with several quasi-judicial bodies and ADR centres across India, in a bid to transform and reboot dispute resolution ecosystem, digitally.
  • It has developed the “digital Lok Adalat”, to fill the existing justice gap and to address problems of digital divide.
  • It seeks to ensure that justice reaches common people even in remotest villages by means of mobile, CSCs, and web.