October 30, 2017:
In the last two months, this has been reduced by 2,174 more cases.
Supreme Court has managed to bring down its case backlog below 60,000 through the concerted efforts, while the various courts across India struggle to clear the pending cases which run into a total of around three crore cases.
When Justice Dipak Misra took over as CJI on August 28, total pending cases in Supreme Court stood at 57,774.
Between August 28 and October 27, number of filed cases stood at 7,021, while about 9,195 cases were disposed of.
On May 1, 2017, total case backlog in the Supreme Court stood at 60,751 out of which 39 are the Constitution Bench matters.
Reducing the pendency of the cases in the courts across country has been a matter of priority for both Govt. and Supreme Court for a long time.
Former CJI J S Khehar had requested judges of higher judiciary to give up a few days of their vacation during annual summer recess to hear the cases.
In response, Supreme Court heard the Constitution bench matters during its last summer vacation.