Report No. 154
9.1 Rankin Committee.-
To deal with the question of delay in the disposal of civil cases both in the High Courts and in the subordinate courts, a Committee was appointed in 1924 under the Chairmanship of Mr. Justice Rankin of the Calcutta High Court.
The task of the Committee was "to enquire into the operation and effects of the substantive and adjective law whether enacted or otherwise, followed by the courts in India in the disposal of civil suits, appeals, applications for revision and other civil litigation (including the execution of decrees and orders), with a view to ascertaining and reporting whether any and what changes and improvements should be made so as to provide for the more speedy, economical and satisfactory despatch of the business transacted in the courts and for the more speedy, economical and satisfactory execution of the process issued by the Courts".
The Committee, after a thorough and careful enquiry into the various aspects, forwarded an exhaustive report in 1925.