Lalit Kumar Vs.
Uttarakhand St. Electricity Board & Ors.  INSC 2107 (6 December 2008)
SUPREME COURT LOK
ADALAT CIVIL APPEAL NO.7169/2008 ARISING OUT OF Petition(s)for Special Leave to
Appeal (C)No(s).9633 of 2006 (From the Judgment and Order dated 20.8.2004
passed by the High Court of Uttaranchal at Nainital in A.O.No.21 of 2004
(F.A.F.O.(Old) No.1030 of 1997 LALIT KUMAR ... Petitioner (s) Versus
UTTARAKHAND STATE ELECTRICITY BOARD & ORS. ... Respondent (s) (With
appln.(s) for C/delay in filing SLP and amendment of cause title and office
report) Date : 06/12/2008 The above petition was taken up today for settlement
HON'BLE THE CHIEF
JUSTICE HON'BLE DR. JUSTICE ARIJIT PASAYAT HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE P. SATHASIVAM
For Petitioner (s) Mr. Fuzail Khan, Adv.
Ms. Alka Sinha, Adv.
Mr. M.P. Shorawala,
For Respondent (s)
RR-1 Mr. Pradeep Misra, Adv.
Mr. Daleep Kumar
RR-2 Mr. S.L. Gupta,
Mr. Anand Vardhan
Mr. Ram Lal Kadamb
This matter was taken
up at the Supreme Court Lok Adalat with the consent and agreement through their
Order/Award is passed :- Delay condoned.
...2/- -2- The
appellant herein met with an accident while travelling in a scooter. He filed a
claim petition before the Tribunal and the Tribunal was pleased to grant
Rs.1,50,000/- as compensation with 12% interest from the date of the
application till payment.
We are told that a
sum of Rs.2,20,000/- has already been deposited by the Insurance Company before
the Tribunal towards the compensation.
The appellant preferred
an appeal before the High Court for enhancement of compensation which was
dismissed. Hence the appellant has filed this appeal before this Court.
We have heard learned
counsel for both the parties. Learned counsel for the appellant submits that
the left leg of the appellant had been amputated and he had suffered 60%
disability. Learned Counsel for the Insurance Company stated that the appellant
was only a Sales Man at the time of the accident.
Having regard to the
facts of the case, we are of the opinion that in addition to the amount already
paid to the claimant i.e. Rs.2,20,000/- the Insurance Company is directed to
pay another sum of Rs.2,00,000/- towards the claim. This is the full and final
settlement including the interest in addition to the already paid amount of
The appeal is