The Big Picture – Pending Cases: Way Forward
According to the National Judicial Data Grid, as on Monday, September 17 evening around 23 lakh cases, which are over a decade old, are pending in various subordinate courts of the country. These cases constitute 8.29 per cent of the total nearly 2.50 crore cases pending in the lower courts. Of these, nearly 6 lakh cases are civil in nature and nearly 17 lakh are criminal in nature. Civil cases usually involve private disputes between persons or organisations. Criminal cases involve an action that is considered to be harmful to society as a whole. The National Judicial Data Grid is a part of the on-going e-Courts Integrated Mission Mode Project. The NJDG works as a monitoring tool to identify manage and reduce pendency of cases. The e-Committee of the Supreme Court had launched the National Judicial Data Grid to provide data on cases pending in the district courts across the country. On this edition of ‘The Big Picture’ we analyse the burden of pending cases and what could be the possible solutions.
Anchor: Frank Rausan Pereira
1- J Sai Deepak, Advocate, Supreme Court
2- Ashok Bagariya, Legal Editor, Hindustan Times
3-Justice P.S. Narayana , Former, Judge, High Court of Andhra Pradesh
4-M P Singh, Former Chairperson, Delhi Judicial Academy