Pendency of cases in lower courts has soared to a new record of 4 Crore for the first time. On Tuesday, the total pending cases in district and subordinate courts stood at 4,00,25,060. It was 3.2 crore at the start of the Covid Pandemic in March 2020.
In the three-tier judiciary, including in the Supreme Court and 25 high courts, the pendency of cases has significantly increased in the past one-and-a-half years, from 3.7 crore in March 2020 to 4.6 crore now — almost one crore cases were added during this period. The SC alone has 70,000 cases currently pending, which was 60,600 in March last year.