Topic: CHAPTER VIA PRE-LITIGATION CONCILIATION AND SETTLEMENT, Section 22A. Definitions

In this Chapter and for the purpose of sections 22 and 23, unless the context otherwise requires;-

(a) “Permanent Lok Adalat” means a Permanent Lok Adalat established under sub-section (1) of section 22B;

(b) “public utility service” means any-

(i) transport service for the carriage of passengers or goods by air, road or water; or

(ii) postal, telegraph or telephone service; or

(iii) supply of power, light or water to the public by any establishment; or

(iv) system of public conservancy or sanitation; or

(v) service in hospital or dispensary; or

(vi) insurance service.

and includes any service which the Central Government or the State Government, as the case may be, may, in the public interest, by notification, declare to be a public utility service for the purposes of this chapter.