Pending Court Cases

 The data on pendency of cases is maintained by the Supreme Court and High Courts.  As per the information available, 58,906 cases are pending in the Supreme Court of India as on 01.12.2015.
The number of cases disposed of by the Supreme Court in last three years is as follows:-
Year
Disposal
2012
33263
2013
40193
2014
45021
2015 (till 01.12.2015)
44090
The Supreme Court has informed that these figures have been calculated taking on the cases disposed (main or connected and not I.A.s) while treating hyphenated matters as a single matter.
As per information made available by the High Courts, 41.53 lakh cases were pending in High Courts and 2.64 crore cases were pending in District and Subordinate Courts as on 31.12.2014.
The details of cases disposed of during the last three years in the High Courts and District / Subordinate Courts are given in the Statements at Annexure – I and Annexure – II respectively.
Some of the main factors responsible for pendency of cases in courts are increasing number of state and central legislations, accumulation of first appeals, continuation of ordinary civil jurisdiction in some of the High Courts, vacancies of Judges, appeals against orders of quasi-judicial forums going to High Courts, number of revisions / appeals, frequent adjournments, indiscriminate use of writ jurisdiction, lack of adequate arrangement to monitor, track and bunch cases for hearing.
Disposal of pending cases in courts is within the domain of judiciary.  The Government has adopted a co-ordinated approach to assist judiciary for phased liquidation of arrears and pendency in judicial system, which,inter-alia, involves better infrastructure for courts including computerisation, increase in strength of judicial officers / judges, policy and legislative measures in the areas prone to excessive litigation and emphasis on human resource development.  As a result of concerted efforts, the trend of increasing pendency of cases in the subordinate courts has been checked.
Cases disposed of in High Courts during last three years
Annexure-I
Sl. No
High Court
2012
2013
2014
Disposal of cases
Disposal of cases
Disposal of cases
1
Allahabad
2,47,539
2,36,821
3,10,294
2
Andhra Pradesh
66,130
58,278
66,239
3
Bombay
1,74,020
1,40,761
1,30,580
4
Calcutta
78,428
1,34,938
95,656
5
Delhi
35,656
35,371
40,154
6
Gujarat
63,778
64,450
74,444
7
Gauhati
35,713
30,308
27,467
8
Himachal Pradesh
37,772
36,455
62,270
9
Jammu &Kashmir
16,380
24,916
23,151
10
Karnataka
1,21,624
1,28,134
1,19,824
11
Kerala
78,801
68,871
72,173
12
Madras
2,46,200
2,31,817
1,29,954
13
Madhya Pradesh
1,00,281
1,11,348
1,29,373
14
Orissa
81,388
70,262
76,523
15
Patna
91,328
82,343
1,04,955
16
Punjab & Haryana
1,08,266
1,11,465
1,14,801
17
Rajasthan
1,31,277
1,27,928
83,792
18
Sikkim
126
140
230
19
Uttarakhand
13,616
15,661
13,386
20
Chhattisgarh
27,817
28,206
28,155
21
Jharkhand
30,030
25,970
22,327
22
Tripura*
0
4,379
5,144
23
Manipur*
0
2,677
1,926
24
Meghalaya*
0
1,418
1,724
Total
17,86,170
17,72,917
17,34,542
*Operationalisation of High Court was notified on 23rd March, 2013.
Cases disposed of in District and Subordinate Courts during last three years
Annexure-II
Sl. No
States
2012
2013
2014
Disposal of cases
Disposal of cases
Disposal of cases
1
Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
6,06,447
5,14,867
6,47,130
2
Arunachal Pradesh
7,355
7,444
7,615
3
Assam
2,39,706
3,14,672
2,76,138
4
Bihar
3,04,786
3,15,586
3,05,583
5
Chhattisgarh
1,62,104
1,79,065
1,76,144
6
Goa
33,886
30,717
30,625
7
Gujarat
10,72,123
11,37,159
11,32,433
8
Haryana
7,33,591
6,08,315
5,87,385
9
Himachal Pradesh
2,46,052
2,93,575
4,09,732
10
Jammu & Kashmir
2,91,100
3,07,192
2,97,507
11
Jharkhand
1,23,777
1,18,076
1,10,068
12
Karnataka
10,35,706
10,17,437
13,67,041
13
Kerala
11,12,342
11,71,821
13,55,926
14
Madhya Pradesh
12,17,733
12,73,437
11,13,382
15
Maharashtra
20,48,255
17,10,180
15,36,322
16
Manipur
14,572
16,189
14,257
17
Meghalaya
2,982
3,284
11,691
18
Mizoram
11,747
10,270
10,747
19
Nagaland
3,179
3,062
3,047
20
Orissa
3,00,337
4,14,772
4,70,085
21
Punjab
7,58,927
6,11,671
5,49,300
22
Rajasthan
11,50,808
11,99,745
11,32,028
23
Sikkim
1,913
2,146
2,008
24
Tamil Nadu
14,99,884
18,44,056
16,45,329
25
Tripura
1,48,688
1,58,838
1,93,003
26
Uttar Pradesh
27,98,690
29,66,521
31,82,318
27
Uttarakhand
1,78,409
2,22,318
2,20,660
28
West Bengal  and A & N Island
9,92,367
11,84,289
10,89,309
29
Chandigarh
1,38,558
1,53,772
1,80,616
30
D & N Haveli and Daman & Diu
8,451
3,344
2,771
31
Delhi
9,18,683
9,57,154
9,30,732
32
Lakshadweep
96
93
95
33
Pondicherry
33,899
32,479
28,631
Total
1,81,97,153
1,87,83,546
1,90,19,658
           
            This information was given by Union Minister of Ministry of Law & Justice, Shri D. V. Sadananda Gowda in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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(Release ID :132654)
Source: Press Information Bureau (PIB)

Source: Bombay High Court

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