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Pendency increases by over 1,600 cases in May 2024 as the Supreme Court commences its summer break

The month of May 2024 ended with 82,308 pending cases—the highest pendency figure for this year

12th Jun 2024

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April 2024: Largest increase in pendency numbers so far this year

Fewer working days and two nine-judge benches in April meant that the Court closed the last full working month with a high pendency

23rd May 2024

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80,194 cases remain pending at the Supreme Court at the end of March 2024

In a month where the Court worked for just 15 days, pendency increased by over 400 cases

16th Apr 2024

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Oldest pending cases at the Supreme Court

Analysis

What are the oldest pending cases at the Supreme Court?

The registry’s response to an RTI filed by SCO shows that 24 cases have been pending for 30 years or more. We dig into the details

30th Mar 2024

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Supreme Court February 2024

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Pendency of cases in the Supreme Court dropped by over 700 cases in February 2024

Pendency continues to have a healthy drop in 2024, though the week-long Holi break of March might slow down the developments of February

26th Mar 2024

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80,221 cases pending in the Supreme Court in January 2024

The SC maintained its steady disposal rate January 2024, leading to a reduction in pendency numbers from December 2023

3rd Feb 2024

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Supreme Court 2023 Review: Pendency of cases

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Supreme Court makes a dent in pendency in 2023 despite closing with 80,439 open cases

The pendency number seems alarming but it needs to be viewed in the context of past figures, improved access and a change in counting method

28th Dec 2023

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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

Critical Opportunity for Structural Reform in the Supreme Court of India

Resurrecting the constitutional function has the potential to change the way the Supreme Court of India operates

16th Oct 2023

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Analysis

Constitution Benches to become a “permanent feature” of SC: Chief Justice D.Y. Chandrachud

In 2023, a Constitution Bench has assembled almost each month to tackle matters of public importance

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21st Sep 2023

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Where are the Seven and Nine Judge Constitution Benches?

Constitution Benches assembled 55 times in the first half of 2023. None of them were seven and nine-judge Benches.

31st Jul 2023

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The State of Tamil Nadu v Governor of Tamil Nadu

The Supreme Court will hear petitions filed by the Tamil Nadu government against the Tamil Nadu Governor's withholding of pending bills passed by the state legislature. This case concerns the obligations of the Governor under Article 200, which deals with the Governor's power to assent to Bills.

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Next Hearing: December 8, 2023

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Bench:D.Y. Chandrachud CJI, J.B. Pardiwala J, Manoj Misra J

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