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Cal HC to get ‘Justice Clock’, will display case disposal

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The Calcutta High Court is likely to have a “Justice Clock”, which will display court rankings, based on their rate of case disposal.

The installation of Justice Clock in all high courts across the country was approved by the Committee of Supreme Court in its meeting on February 20, 2018. According to sources, the “justice clock” would be an electronic, LED display message board. This clock will show the ranking of all high courts as well as district and subordinate courts, based on their performance in disposing of cases. It will also highlight citizen-centric services.

According to the National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG), 22.8 lakh cases have been pending in various courts in Bengal. Of them, 17.7 lakh are criminal cases and 5.1 lakh civil cases. A total of 6.6 lakh cases, adding up to a percentage of 28.8%, have been pending for anything between one year and three years, while 4.9 lakh or 21.6% cases have been on the wait list for five to 10 years. Nearly 12,000 cases in Bengal are over three decades old. Calcutta High Court itself has 2.2 lakh pending cases.

 

Source: Times of India

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