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Supreme Court seeks headcount of Judges to bring down pendency of 2.6 Crore Cases in Lower Courts


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National Court Management System Committee (NCMSC) is aiming to enhance the strength of number of judges in the trial courts. Read Order.

Supreme Court has started an exercise to determine number of the Additional Trial Judges that are required to wipe out in five years the pendency of 2.6 crore cases in the lower courts.

Apex Court Bench comprising of Chief Justice T S Thakur, Justices D Y Chandrachud and Justice L N Rao asked States and High Courts to take the steps in accordance with interim report submitted by National Court Management System Committee (NCMSC) to enhance the strength of number of judges in the trial courts.

Taking into consideration that 14th Finance Commission had approved Rs 9,749 crore for setting up of more courts and getting them infrastructure, Supreme Court asked State Governments to provide for necessary financial and infrastructural support to enable the High Courts create means for speedy disposal of the pending cases.

Apex Court Bench asked NCMSC to formulate a scientific method for determining basis for computing the required judge’s strength of the District Judiciary .

Supreme Court expounded that,”Cases brought for trial is seven times more than number of cases in which trial is completed every year.”

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