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Lok Adalats were established to make justice accessible and affordable to all. Analyse the performance of Lok Adalats in achieving their stated objectives.

Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.

3. Lok Adalats were established to make justice accessible and affordable to all. Analyse the performance of Lok Adalats in achieving their stated objectives. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: New Indian Express

Why the question:

The Supreme Court Wednesday said the award of a Lok Adalat cannot be reversed or set aside without setting aside the facts recorded in it as being fraudulently arrived at.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about Lok Adalat in the Indian setup of judiciary in ensuring access to justice for the deprived.

Directive word: 

Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Start by writing about Lok Adalats and their objectives.

Body:

First, write about the constitutional status of Lok Adalats. Briefly discuss the History and Evolution of Lok Adalats in India. Discuss the provisions given in the constitution with respect to access to justice for the deprived.

Next, Present the merits and demerits of the system, weigh the successes achieved. Account for challenges and shortcoming in the performance of Lok Adalats.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward to address the shortcomings.