AdvocateKhoj
Login : Advocate | Client
Home Post Your Case My Account Law College Law Library
    

Report No. 253

Table 2.1: Pendency of "civil cases" across High Courts as on 31.03.2014

S. No. Name of the High Court Pendency of civil cases at the end of the quarter Total % increase or decrease in pendency since 01.01.2014 (negative indicates decrease)
1. Allahabad

695431

1.1

2. Andhra Pradesh

201425

1.43

3. Bombay

299931

1.06

4. Calcutta

230317

-8.47

5. Chhattisgarh

29420

-4.26

6. Delhi

49000

0.77

7. Gujarat

51384

0.73

8. Gauhati

33534

2.09

9. Tripura

4743

-0.55

10. Meghalaya

1114

0.42

11. Manipur

3761

5.10

12. Himachal Pradesh

54015

1.77

13. Jammu & Kashmir

87794

3.14

14. Jharkhand

38001

1.93

15. Karnataka

179379

3.03

16. Kerala

99573

1.20

17. Madhya Pradesh

174665

0.30

18. Madras

490383

3.00

19. Orissa

168794

-43.50

20. Patna

79896

0.13

21. Punjab & Haryana

200549

2.50

22. Rajasthan

244020

-1.25

23. Sikkim

95

36.36

24. Uttarakhand

15269

3.10

Total

3432493

-2.91

Note: Although the figures for Chandigarh and Punjab & Haryana relate to the same High Court, they are presented separately in the "Court News" publication and the same is reflected here.

Therefore, at present, we find that 34,32,493 civil cases are pending across the 24 High Courts in India.

2.4.2 The Law Commission also sought information from the five High Courts with original jurisdiction with respect to the pendency of civil suits between 2003 and 2013. Extending the analysis of annual filing and disposal for the last ten years provided by the above High Courts, Table 2 shows that except for the Calcutta and Bombay High Court, all the other High Courts (namely, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and the Madras High Court) have witnessed a consistent increase in the pendency of civil suits.

However, the reduction in pendency in the Bombay High Court is a consequence of the increase in its pecuniary jurisdiction from Rs. 50,000 to Rs. One Crore, with the result that many suits were transferred to the City Civil Courts. The pendency as per figures obtained from the High Courts with respect to civil suits is as follows:



Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts and Commercial Courts Bill, 2015 Back




Client Area | Advocate Area | Blogs | About Us | User Agreement | Privacy Policy | Advertise | Media Coverage | Contact Us | Site Map
powered and driven by neosys