35,000 cases involving central and state governments are pending before the Supreme Court
Nearly 35,000 cases involving the central government and state governments have been pending in the Supreme Court since 2017, the Rajya Sabha government informed on Thursday.
Responding to a question on whether the government is aware that cases against the Center and state governments have increased significantly over the years, Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju said, “According to available data, cases by and against the central government and state governments have been filed in various courts have increased on average over the years, but not as much. »
Citing data, such as March 26, taken from the Integrated Case Management Information System, he gave the number of cases pending against the Center and state governments since 2017 in the Supreme Court.
According to the minister, no less than 1,807 cases are pending before the highest court where the Center is a petitioner, while there are 6,104 pending cases where the central government is a respondent.
Similarly, a total of 6,426 cases are pending in the highest court since 2017 when a state government is a petitioner and 20,637 cases are pending when a state government is a respondent.
The Minister of Justice also informed the House that 823 counsel were hired at the Supreme Court to represent the government in various cases.