Download THE PUNJAB ALTERNATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION ACT, 2019 — It shall extend to whole of the Punjab. It shall come into force on such date as the Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, appoint and different dates may be so appointed for different areas of the Punjab. Act means the Punjab Alternate Dispute Resolution Act 2019. Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) means a process in which parties’ resort to resolving a dispute, other than through adjudication by courts, and includes, but is not limited to, mediation, conciliation and evaluation. Court means a criminal court or a civil court having original jurisdiction under any law for the time being in force.