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 - At the end of 31-03-2012
In Supreme Court of India, the matters pending at the end of 30-03-2012 is 59,816 (if connected matters are excluded the pendency is only 34,066), out of which Civil Cases are 48,743 and Criminal Cases are 11,073. Out of 59,816 pending cases, the cases pending for more than one year is 39,356.


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

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