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Pending Cases surge in Lower Courts

Akash Sharma, New Delhi
03/10/2017   0 Comments

The number of pending cases has climbed a bit higher in lower courts in the last three years, according to the recent figures by Ministry of Law & Justice. 

Surprisingly, The number of pending proceedings in the Supreme Court and the 24 high courts has fallen in the same time period.

The number of pending cases in 2014 in lower courts was recorded as 2.64 crore and it went up to 2.70 Crore in 2015. In December 2016, pending cases rose to 2.74 crores.

On the other hand, The number of pending cases in Supreme Court fell to 58,438 in July 2017 from 62,537 in 2016.

Similar is the case with the 24 high courts of the country where pending cases were pegged at 41.52 lakh at the end of 2014. In December 2015, the number of pending case fell to 38.70 lakh. At the end of 2016, the cases rose to 40.15 lakh but were less than the number of pending cases in 2014.

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