First Published Feb 10, 2023, 3:36 AM IST
While more than 69,000 cases are pending in the Supreme Court, around 60 lakh cases are pending in the High Court, the Center said. The government said on Thursday that 69,000 cases are pending in the Supreme Court and more than 59 lakh cases are pending in 25 high courts of the country. Law Minister Kiren Rijiju gave this information in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha. Citing the details of the Supreme Court website, it said that as on February 1, 69,511 cases were pending in the Supreme Court.
According to the information available in the National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG) on February 1, 2023, there are 59,87,477 cases pending in the High Courts across the country as on February 1, 2023, he said. Among these, 10.30 lakh cases are pending in the Allahabad High Court, which is the largest High Court in the country. The least 171 cases are pending in the Sikkim High Court. The total pending cases are 4,92,67,373 or more than 4.92 crores. Rijiju said the government had taken several initiatives to create a “conducive environment” for speedy disposal of cases through the judiciary.
The government has asked the Supreme Court to reconsider the 10 proposals sent back by the collegium. Law Minister Kiran Rijiju informed the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. In a written reply to a question, he also pointed out that out of these 10 proposals, in three cases the Supreme Court reiterated its earlier recommendation for the appointment of a collegium. He said that additional information has been sought from the High Court collegium on the remaining seven proposals.
Rijiju said, “The Supreme Court collegium has recently sent back the ten decisions reiterated for reconsideration. He said that the government feels that the various reports and information received by the collegium deserve further consideration, and that is why the center has repeatedly sent such cases for re-examination as in the past.
No Reservation in Judiciary: Rijiju
The government on Thursday told Parliament that there is no provision of reservation in the judiciary as per the existing system, but judges, especially members of the collegium, should take into account classes with significant reservations while making recommendations for their appointment. Judges. No representation. Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju gave this information while answering supplementary questions during the question and answer session.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam member Tiruchi Siva asked whether the government is considering the possibility of introducing reservation system in the appointment of judges. Union Minister Rijiju said, “According to the existing system and rule, there is no reservation in the Indian judiciary.
Last Updated Feb 10, 2023, 3:35 AM IST