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'Nearly 4,500 cases pending per HC judge'

Nearly 4,500 cases pending per HC judge
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New Delhi: Each high court judge is saddled with nearly 4,500 pending cases, according to the Law Ministry.

At the same time, each judge of the subordinate judiciary has nearly 1,300 cases pending, the same data shows.

Going by the number of cases pending in high courts and the lower courts, the ministry came up with the average cases pending per judge based on the sanctioned strength.

According to the National Judicial Data Grid, at the end of 2018, 2.91 crore cases were pending with the district and subordinate courts. In the 24 high courts, 47.68 lakh cases were pending.

From January 1, Telangana has its own high court, taking the number of high courts in the country to 25.

The data states that while 4,419 cases are pending per judge in the high courts, 1,288 are pending with each lower court judge.

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