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April

Court Data

April 2024: Top court received 800 more cases than it cleared

Even though a fourth of the Court was occupied in Constitution Bench hearings for 10 days in April, the Court disposed of 4813 cases

23rd May 2024

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March

Court Data

March 2024: A week-long Holi vacation slowed down Supreme Court’s disposal rates

Institution and disposal rates dip at the top court in the end of first quarter

17th Apr 2024

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Court Data

January 2024: Increase in institution of cases; disposal continues at a brisk rate

Despite seven judges being occupied by the AMU hearings for eight days, the Court managed to dispose of 5,453 cases in January

14th Feb 2024

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disposal

Court Data

High institution, high disposal of cases in a busy year for the Supreme Court

Cases instituted in 2023 crossed pre-pandemic levels from 2019 but disposal rate was particularly healthy at 96 percent

4th Jan 2024

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Pending cases

Analysis

Though 80,346 cases remain pending in the top court, hope persists

The Supreme Court disposed of a record number of cases in 2023. Will it be enough to tackle the growing pile of pendency?

24th Dec 2023

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Analysis

Supreme Court directs High Courts to register suo moto case for speedy disposal of criminal cases against legislators

A year ago, there were more than 5000 criminal cases pending across the country against current or former legislators

18th Nov 2023

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Analysis

Insights Into a Supreme Court at Full Strength

DESK BRIEF: The Union cleared 7 SC judge appointments within a week returning the SC to its full sanctioned strength of 34 Judges.

18th Feb 2023

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Court Data

Case Disposals in 2022: Return to Normalcy?

The SC’s 2022 Annual Report indicates that the Court is disposing of cases at a faster pace.

6th Jan 2023

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Channel

SCO Explains: Pendency at the Supreme Court of India (2021)

In this episode, we unpack the numbers around the pendency concern and examine the SC’s performance over the past decade.

Court Data

Reviewing the Supreme Court in Numbers (2021)

We look at institution, disposal, pendency, strength of the Bench, and other factors that affected the Court in the last 10 years.

28th Apr 2022

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Court Data

COVID-19 Exacerbates SC’s Pendency Crisis

Examining institution, disposal, and pendency during the COVID-19 years and the decline in the SC’s efficiency.

21st Apr 2022

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Court Data

21 Out of Every 100 Cases Instituted Before the SC in 2021 Were Added to its Backlog

The SC’s clearance rate dropped to its lowest in 33 years.

12th Apr 2022

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