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Case backlogs in courts slowing down India’s growth rate, says Economic Survey


PATNA: India’s grid-locked courts are turning out to be the stumbling block to the ease of doing business and higher growth rate, a government report said on Thursday.

According to the Economic Survey, of the total pending cases in the Indian courts, around 87.5 percent are in the districts and subordinate court.

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“Around 87.5 per cent of pending cases are in the District and Subordinate courts”, says the Survey.

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It said the 100 percent clearance rate can be achieved just by filling merely 2279 vacancies in the lower courts and 93 in High Courts.

The report says four states such as Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha and West Bengal require special attention in matter of improvement in lower judiciary adding productivity improvement of just few percent in the court can clear the backlog.

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