Number of Cases pending in Indian Courts

Indian Courts are packed with cases pending from different Sectors, be it Civil cases or Criminal cases or newly evolved Cyber cases. Though to expedite the disposal of pending cases the Government is taking up some measures, but with the growing variety of the cases arising every day, the number of pending cases still seems to be not coming down at all instead increasing day by day.

Statistics of Pending Cases in India:
In Supreme Court of India, the matters pending at the end of 30-06-2012 is 63,851 (if connected matters are excluded the pendency is only 36,667), out of which Civil Cases are 51,978 and Criminal Cases are 11,873. Out of 63,851 pending cases, the cases pending for more than one year is 41,893.

In High Courts of India the number of cases pending at the end of 31-03-2012 is as below:

Sl. No.
High Courts
Civil Cases
Criminal Cases
Total
1
Allahabad
670,471
338,062
1,008,533
2
Andhra Pradesh
172,356
26,873
199,229
3
Bombay
315,988
46,960
362,948
4
Calcutta
306,067
44,193
350,260
5
Chhattisgarh
35,045
17,219
52,264
6
Delhi
48,905
14,107
63,012
7
Gauhati
52,970
26,559
79,529
8
Gujarat
43,369
8,530
51,899
9
Himachal Pradesh
42,782
5,961
48,743
10
Jammu & Kashmir
80,445
4,853
85,298
11
Jharkhand
30,717
27,794
58,511
12
Karnataka
155,690
15,773
171,463
13
Kerala
92,342
31,095
123,437
14
Madhya Pradesh
158,950
76,200
235,150
15
Madras
422,106
61,742
483,848
16
Orissa
276,520
31,008
307,528
17
Patna
67,975
47,354
115,329
18
Punjab & Haryana
191,350
52,383
243,733
19
Rajasthan
223,099
56,478
279,577
20
Sikkim
54
15
69
21
Uttarakhand
13,992
6,515
20,507
Total
3,401,193
939,674
4,340,867


In District and Sub-ordinate Courts the number of cases pending at the end of 
31-03-2012 is as below:
Sl. No.
States and
Union Territories
Civil Cases
Criminal Cases
Total
1
Uttar Pradesh
1,346,735
4,451,537
5,798,272
2
Andhra Pradesh
447,476
470,144
917,620
3
Maharashtra
971,945
2,172,481
3,144,426
4
Goa
18,018
12,034
30,052
5
Diu and Daman
1,826
3,171
4,997
7
West Bengal
520,480
2,118,457
2,638,937
8
Andaman & Nicobar Island
2,259
11,125
13,384
9
Chhatisgarh
57,872
208,348
266,220
10
Delhi
143,976
545,790
689,766
11
Gujarat
671,293
1,526,272
2,197,565
12
Assam
73,860
190,344
264,204
13
Nagaland
1,599
2,531
4,130
14
Meghalya
1,517
1,840
3,357
15
Manipur
5,915
8,323
14,238
16
Tripura
7,578
36,376
43,954
17
Mizoram
1,788
2,638
4,426
18
Arunachal Pradesh
906
5,242
6,148
19
Himachal Pradesh
76,603
118,415
195,018
20
Jammu and Kashmir
74,697
132,891
207,588
21
Jharkhand
60,106
238,134
298,240
22
Karnataka
558,830
556,450
1,115,280
23
Kerala
385,426
685,879
1,071,305
24
Lakshadweep
75
165
240
25
Madhya Pradesh
234,812
894,620
1,129,432
26
Tamil Nadu
728,064
465,477
1,193,541
27
Puducherry
13,519
13,622
27,141
28
Orissa
214,955
944,527
1,159,482
29
Bihar
260,900
1,367,391
1,628,291
30
Punjab
271,994
272,978
544,972
31
Haryana
244,300
350,433
594,733
32
Chandigarh
23,619
34,271
57,890
33
Rajasthan
400,839
1,032,128
1,432,967
34
Sikkim
453
857
1,310
35
Uttarakhand
31,750
120,890
152,640
Total
7,855,985
18,995,781
26,851,766

Reference: Supreme Court quarterly newsletter Apr-Jun’12.