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The data shows that of the more than 28,000 trials completed in India’s fast-track courts in 2018, only 22% took less than a year to complete. This is the lowest among all kinds of courts for which the data is given.

The problem of a massive backlog in the judiciary is not new. But courts in India present a stark picture of what happens when the judicial system fails to keep pace with time: there now exists an unprecedented pile-up of over 30 million cases across courts in the country.

UTTAR Pradesh has fared the worst in delivering justice to its people followed by Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttarakhand, according to the Tata Trust’s India Justice Report 2019 which has examined the standards for delivering justice that was promised and provided by the states and union territories.

The India Justice Report (2019) puts together quantitative assessments of the four pillars of the justice system — namely, police, judiciary, prisons, and legal aid — using only government data.

MUMBAI: Maharashtra emerged as the best state for justice delivery in the first such rankings but could not score even 60% in performance in police, prison, judiciary and legal aid — the four pillars of justice.

Maharashtra is followed by Kerala and Tamil Nadu, while among the small states Goa topped the list followed by Sikkim and Himachal Pradesh.

The findings of the report also revealed that only six per cent of women among all police personnel in India are at the officer level.

Maharashtra is the top state in delivering justice to its citizens followed by Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Punjab and Haryana in the first ever ranking of states on their capacity to deliver justice to citizens.

The Report also provides stakeholder-wise recommendations to improve the efficiency of these subordinate courts in the short term, medium term, and long term

Non-profit organisation to help tackle pending court cases, unnecessary legislation

ನಮ್ಮ ನ್ಯಾಯಪೀಠ ಪರ್ಯಾಯ ನ್ಯಾಯಾಲಯವಲ್ಲ 'ಪೂರಕ ನ್ಯಾಯಾಲಯ' ಎಂದು ಸಮರ್ಥಿಸಿಕೊಂಡು ನಿಮ್ಮ ನ್ಯಾಯಾಲಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಒಬ್ಬರು ಗೆಲ್ಲುತ್ತಾರೆ; ಮತ್ತೊಬ್ಬರು ಸೋಲುತ್ತಾರೆ.

A Delhi High Court project with the help of a Bengaluru-based NGO found that the National Capital Region requires 43 more judges to clear all the pending cases in one year.

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