Pending civil and criminal cases in High Courts

By | March 11, 2016

Pending civil and criminal cases in High Courts

Data on pendency of cases is maintained by the Supreme Court and High Courts.  As per information made available by High Courts, details of civil and criminal cases pending in all High Courts and in the High Courts of Orissa and Allahabad are as under:-

Number of Pending Cases in all High Courts as on 31.12.2014 Number of Pending Cases in High Court of Orissa as on 31.12.2014 Number of Pending Cases in High Court of Allahabad as on 31.12.2014
Civil Criminal Civil Criminal Civil Criminal
31,16,492 10,37,465 1,65,724 36,358 6,55,793 3,58,353

 

Disposal of cases pending in courts is within the domain of judiciary.  The Chief Justices’ Conference held on 03rd and 04th April 2015 has resolved that each High Court shall establish an Arrears Committee to clear the backlog of cases pending for more than five years.  As per information available, Arrears Committees have been set up in the High Courts of (i) Allahabad, (ii) Bombay, (iii) Calcutta, (iv) Chhattisgarh, (v) Delhi, (vi) Himachal Pradesh, (vii) Jammu & Kashmir, (viii) Jharkhand, (ix) Karnataka (x) Kerala, (xi) Madhya Pradesh, (xii) Madras, (xiii) Manipur, (xiv) Meghalaya, (xv) Orissa, (xvi) Patna (xvii) Punjab & Haryana, (xviii) Sikkim, (xix) Tripura, and (xx) Uttarakhand.

This information was given by Minister of Law & Justice, Shri D. V. Sadananda Gowda in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

 

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