Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanism – NCA, Lok Adalats, etc.

Legal system too expensive for most Indians: Survey

  1. Context: The nationwide Access to Justice survey by DAKSH, a civil society organisation
  2. Cost: 90% of the litigants in the country earn less than Rs. 3 lakh a year and the median expected cost of litigation for them is around Rs. 16,000
  3. Legal aid:  Though it aims to provide free legal services to the poor, just 1% of the respondents were making use of this service
  4. Accountability of legal aid lawyers towards their clients and lack of communication between the two are serious concerns plaguing the system
  5. Finance: The main reason individuals could not meet the conditions of bail was found to be lack of funds
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