During the ancient period and medieval period the disputes were being resolved in an informal manner by a neutral third person, who would be either an elderly person or a village Chief or panchayat. The Legal system has since then been changed right from the advent of the British to India. This present legal system has proved to be costly and time consuming due to over procedural wrangles, technicalities of law and the inability of large number of litigants to engage lawyers. Due to the long process of justices delivery system, people started to loss their trust and confidence in the judicial system. The search for a simple, quick, flexible and accessible dispute resolution system has resulted in the adoption of Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanism. The techniques used in the Alternative Dispute Resolution are negotiation, conciliation, mediation, arbitration and Lok Adalat. The basic purpose is to try to resolve dispute between parties litigating with the most minimum effort and cost. Under the provisions of Section 89 Civil Procedure Code, the court is empowered to direct the parties to choose among different ADR modes provided therein for resolution of their dispute outside the Court.
What are the functions of ADR?
List Of Mediation And Conciliation Centre In Meghalaya,
|1||Shillong Centre||Mediation and Conciliation, Shillong Centre, Room No 115, MATI Building, Additional Secretariat, Shillong-793001.|
|2||Williamnagar||Mediation and Conciliation,C/o Deputy Commissioner, East Garo Hills District, Williamnagar-793111.|
Mediation centre of the Meghalaya State Legal Services Authority
The Centre is temporarily functioning from the office of the Meghalaya State Legal Services Authority.
The Centre has its sitting twice a week, that is, on every Monday and Thursday of the week
MEDIATION ACTIVITIES IN MEGHALAYA
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