Topic: Section 22D. Procedure of Permanent Lok Adalat

The Permanent Lok Adalat shall, while conducting conciliation proceedings or deciding a dispute on merit under this Act, be guided by the principles of natural justice, objectivity, fair play, equity and other principles of justice, and shall not be bound by the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908(5 of 1908) and the Indian Evidence Act, 1872(1 of 1872).