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MEDIATION CENTRES:-

Mediation is one of the Alternative Dispute Resolution methods. Under the provision of Section 89 of Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, the Parties can settle their cases arriving at compromise with the aid of Mediators. The Role of Mediators is to guide and assist the parties to explore the possibilities of settlement and to know about the pros and cons of the litigation / settlement. The mediators neither settle the dispute nor pass the award, but they guide the parties thereby the parties may arrive at terms of settlement on their own.

High Court Mediation and Arbitration Centre in High Court Building of Amaravati has been working and Secretary of A.P. High Court Legal Services Committee is it's Incharge Director.

Mediation Centres have been established in all the 13 Districts in the State. The Mediation Centres are functioning in the Nyaya Seva Sadans of respective District Legal Services Authorities at the District Head Quarter. The Mediation Centre of Krishna District is functioning in the Nyaya Seva Sadan, Court Buildings, Vijayawada and the Mediation Centre, Chittoor District is functioning in the Court premises at Tirupati.

The District Judge-cum-Chairman of District Legal Services Authority is the Director and Secretary of the District Legal Services Authority is the Coordinator of the respective Mediation Centres. The persons selected from various walks of life are being imparted training on Mediation and they are acting as Mediators of the respective Mediation Centre. The services of the Coordinators or Mediators as the case may be are available and the public can avail the services of Mediation Centres for settlement of their disputes.

The coordinators and Mediators are being imparted training on Mediation under the aegis of Mediation & Conciliation Project Committee, Supreme Court of India. The services of Mediation Centres are on free of cost and the parties may contact the Coordinators of the Mediation Centres concerned for availing its' services.

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