Allahabad HC Organizes Lawyers Conclave on Expeditious Disposal of Motor Accident Claims

Recently on 07 August a Lawyers Conclave was held under the aegis of Allahabad High Court under the Hon’ble Patronage of Justice Rajesh Bindal, Chief Justice, Allahabad High Court and was organized by the Committee to Monitor and Suggest Steps for Expeditious Disposal of Cases Related to Motor Accident Claims Pending Before the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad and Motor Accident Claims Tribunal throughout the State of U.P.

The conclave was held on 07.08.2022 (Sunday) in Meemansa Hall at Judicial Training and Research Institute, U.P., Lucknow. This Lawyers Conclave saw a momentous occasion when. Justice Rajesh Bindal, the Chief Justice Allahabad High Court addressed on virtual platform the participants both at Allahabad High Court Convention Centre and Meemansa Hall, JTRI. His Lordship quoted many instances of Punjab & Haryana and district Mathura in Uttar Pradesh where delayed compensation to the dependents became meaningless and hoped that quick disposal of these matters will be made in future.

Justice Devendra Kumar Upadhyaya, Judge, Allahabad High Court at Lucknow & Chairman, Supervisory Committee, JTRI in his address said that the new amendments in Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 have made the law comprehensive and detailed with regard to road safety, transportation system and electronic monitoring of roads. His Lordship said that the amendments also take care of environment, invention and free medical assistance to the injured in first forty-eight hours by the insurance companies. He appealed that the technical sessions should be more interactive, participative and solution finding for the existing problems, particularly the issue of delay in disposal.

Justice Attau Rehman Masoodi, Judge, Allahabad High Court at Lucknow & Member, Committee to Monitor & Suggest Motor Accident Claims also addressed the participants and said that quick delivery of justice motor accident claims matters is crucial for the family who has lost someone in the accident. His Lordship made an appeal to the participants for being interactive in the conclave and providing full cooperation in quick disposal of these cases.

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The participants included learned Advocates of Allahabad High Court at Lucknow, Advocate Mediators of Allahabad High Court at Lucknow and learned Advocates of Insurance Companies. There were 39 participants from Oudh Bar Association and Insurance Companies and 07 Advocate Mediators of Allahabad High Court at Lucknow.

During the Working Sessions of Lawyers Conclave various issues such as new amendments in the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, the new scheme, issues of compensation, recovery, appeal, speedy disposal through Lok-Adalat, obstacles in quick disposal etc. were discussed in detail. Hon’ble Mr. Justice V.C. Gupta, former Judge, Allahabad High Court, Sri J. N. Mishra, Advocate, Sri Suresh Punjwani, Advocate, Mrs. Pooja Arora,  Advocate, addressed the participants during working sessions. Sri Amrendra Nath Tripathi, General Secretary, Oudh Bar Association, High Court, Lucknow while addressing the participant, made an appeal to the participants for taking all steps towards speedy disposal of cases.

During the programme the judicial officers of Registry and JTRI were also present. The Conclave concluded with National Anthem.

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