SRINAGAR There are nearly one lakh seventy thousands cases pending before various courts in Jammu and Kashmir.
According to the information divulged by minister of law and justice, communications and electronics & information technology Ravi Shankar Prasad, among 169089 cases, 71954 are civil while 97135 are criminal.
Across the country, he said there is total pendency of 31058052 cases, 8794400 civil and 22263652 criminal cases.
He said that no time frame has been prescribed for disposal of various kinds of cases by the respective courts. Government has no role in disposal of cases in courts. The Central Government is fully committed to speedy disposal of cases in accordance with Article 21 of the Constitution and reducing pendency, he said.
The Government, he said, has taken several initiatives to provide an ecosystem for faster disposal of cases by the judiciary. The National Mission for Justice Delivery and Legal Reforms established by the Government has adopted a coordinated approach for phased liquidation of arrears and pendency in judicial administration through various strategic initiatives, including improving infrastructure for
courts, leveraging Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for better justice delivery, and filling up of vacant positions of Judges in High Courts and Supreme Court.
According to Economic Survey 2018-19 released yesterday, India needs additional 8,521 judges in the next five years to clear the backlog.