Panchkula (AJRI) : AJRI Report : The huge pileup of cases in Indian courts has reached to alarming height, still date all efforts carried out by all stake holders of Indian justice delivery system have not shown any improvements.
At AJRI we are researching to suggest practical solution to bring the huge pendency rate of Indian Courts from district courts to Supreme Court of India.
In the post I would like to draw attention on only those courts cases which are pending in Indian Courts for more than 30 years.
As per information there are 66142 cases pending in Indian Courts for more than 30 years.
Association for Judicial Reforms (India) research reveals that two cases in Bihar and West Bengal are pending in courts since 1951 to till date. Further it has come to notice that the case No. 40/1951 of Court of Dumraon Civil Division in District Buxar in Bihar is pending since 1951 and last date was 17/11/2018 purpose for adjournment mentioned in Court records was for arguments.
Also in second case which is pending in Court of Civil Judge Senior Division, Hooghly in West Bengal Since 1951.
Out of Total pending cases in the category of over 30 years, 36302 cases are of criminal nature whereas rest of cases are of civil nature.
Also it has came out from AJRI research on huge pending of courts in India that more than 83 percent of this category of pendency of Indian Courts started piling up since the year of 1980 and reached on today 66142 cases.
As per states pendency rate the Uttar Pradesh tops the tally with 26092 cases pending its various district courts for more than 30 years which amount to 39 percent of national pendency in this category, followed Maharashtra 13549, West Bengal 9719. Bihar 6901 etc
The Association for Judicial Reforms (India) research suggests that if administration of justice really wants to reduce the pendency of cases in Indian Courts then it should start with category of cases pending for more than 30 years and with precise directions to concerned courts to decide the cases on priority basis to remove the taboo of the category which pending for more than 30 years defying the maxim, “Justice Delayed Justice Denied”