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The Slim Case Diary

Law ministry wakes up to clearing huge case backlog

The Slim Case Diary
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The Slim Case Diary
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Clear Those Files

  • SC data says 54,562 cases pending in the apex court, 42 lakh at the HCs and over 2.79 cr cases are pending in the lower judiciary
  • To clear backlog, the govt is considering introducing double shifts in subordinate courts
  • To effect this, it proposes to initially re-employ retired judges and judicial staff
  • Rs 5,000 cr provided to improve the justice delivery system
  • Move to set up village courts

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In an effort to reduce the pendency of cases before India’s lower courts, the Union law ministry is considering evening courts and effective lok adalats across the country. A plan to run district and subordinate courts in double shifts is also in place. The 13th Finance Commission award of Rs 5,000 crore to the states is for improving justice delivery through pendency reduction by 2015. A grant of Rs 1,000 crore had already been released for the fiscal year 2010-11.

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