Monday March 5 2007 11:25 IST
This is nearly three-and-half times of the national average which stands as 188 cases disposed of among 21 high courts everyday, according to Law Ministry figures.
Tamil Nadu is followed by Uttar Pradesh where the Allahabad High Court (Lucknow and Kanpur benches put together) dispose of 445 cases everyday - about two-and-half times the national average.
Figures indicate a steady increase in speed of the Madras High Court which, from 468 cases disposed of per day in 2004, rose to 526 in 2005 and then 648 in 2006 (calculated from January till September).
The Delhi High Court, for all its cutting edge infrastructure and access, maintained a rather lower rate of disposal in these three years.
Its average disposal rate which once stood at 280 cases a day in 2004, plummeted to 135 cases in 2005 and look up a little with 157 cases disposed of per day during 2006.
Still, it remained below the national average of 188 cases per day.
In terms of pendency of cases, Uttar Pradesh topped the list with 10,93,174 cases pending in its
Of these, in Uttar Pradesh, 2,16,808 cases were from the criminal side and 8,76,366 were civil cases. Criminal cases in UP Accounted for one-third of country’s total which stood at 7,04,214 cases.
UP also got a dubious distinction of having the highest number of criminal cases disposed of in 2004 and 2006.
Pendency of criminal cases hovered among four-figures in the hill states of Himachal Pradesh (6272), Uttarakhand (7789) and Jammu & Kashmir (1847) and the North East (6991). The tiny state of
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