Saturday, August 29, 2009
Pendency of Cases in Indian Courts
This blog has, on several occasions, noted the outstanding work that PRS Legislative Research is conducting on India's representative institutions. I was thrilled to find a new document prepared by them on the pendency of cases in Indian courts. The analysis reveals, inter alia, that assuming there are no fresh cases and no increase in judge strength, it would take 9 months for the Supreme Court to clear all pending cases; and that India’s current judge-to-population ratio stands at approx. 12.5 judges per million, compared to 104 for the US. Hopefully such studies will expedite the process of judicial reform.