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

Number of Cases Instituted at the SC Drops After COVID-19

Limited functioning of the Court during the pandemic has affected the number of cases instituted before the SC in 2020 and 2021

20th Jan 2022


Court Data

11% of Cases Filed Before the SC are Admitted

Only 11% of cases filed before the Supreme Court proceed past the admissions stage to the regular stage of hearings.