Oldest high court case is 61-year old

And the oldest criminal matter pending in the Supreme Court dates back to 1991

GN Bureau | April 6, 2017


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The oldest case in a high court is 61-year old. The civil case in the Rajasthan high court was filed in 1956, the Lok Sabha was informed.
 
The oldest criminal cases were filed in 1976. One case in the Jammu and Kashmir high court, while the other case is in the Allahabad high court.
 
 
Union minister PP Chaudhary said that the data on pendency of cases in courts including pendency of oldest civil and criminal cases in courts are maintained by Supreme Court and High Courts. As per information made available by Supreme Court, the oldest criminal matter pending in the Supreme Court is Criminal Appeal No. 39 of 1991 and the oldest civil matter pending the Supreme Court is Writ Petition (Civil) No. 7672 of 1982 as on 31.03.2017.
 
The minister said that the sanctioned strength of Judges of High Courts has been increased from 906 judges in June 2014 to 1079 judges in May, 2016. Also, the sanctioned strength of the subordinate judiciary has been increased from 20,174 at the end of 2014 to 21,374 in September, 2016.
 

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