Pre-Litigation Conciliation and Settlement
In this Chapter and for the purposes 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, in the public interest, by notification, declare to be a public utility service for the purposes of this Chapter.
1. Subs. by Act 59 of 1994, s. 16, for sub-section (1) (w.e.f. 29-10-1994),
2. Subs. by Act 37 of 2002, s. 3, for "Lok Adalat" (w.e.f. 11-6-2002).
3. Ins. by s. 4, ibid. (w.e.f. 11-6-2002).