Meghalaya tops in delivery of justice, Jharkhand at the bottom

Meghalaya is right at the top in having the least number of pending cases and vacancies of presiding officers in district and high courts. The other states in the top five are Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Kerala and Delhi

GN Bureau | May 7, 2016


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The Public Affairs Centre, a not for profit organisation, assessed states and union territories using data available in the public domain in key areas of governance and came out with ‘Public Affairs Index’, presenting an inter-state comparison. The states were compared on 10 areas each and were given scores between 0 and 1, with 0 being the lowest score and 1 being the highest. Here’s a look at:

Delivery of justice

It comprised of two focus subjects (and their indicators):

1. Pendency of cases

  • Pendency in high court
  • Pendency in district court

2. Vacancies of presiding officers

  • Vacancy in high court
  • Vacancy in district court


Here are the rankings:

State/Union territory PAI Index Ranking
Meghalaya 0.727 1
Tripura 0.625 2
Arunachal Pradesh 0.597 3
Kerala 0.565 4
Delhi 0.551 5
Tamil Nadu 0.529 6
Jammu and Kashmir 0.525 7
Uttarakhand 0.497 8
Mizoram 0.486 9
Chhattisgarh 0.478 10
Nagaland 0.477 11
Goa 0.468 12
Haryana 0.464 13
Himachal Pradesh 0.459 14
Madhya Pradesh 0.445 15
West Bengal 0.445 16
Manipur 0.442 17
Maharashtra 0.442 18
Odisha 0.433 19
Andhra Pradesh 0.421 20
Sikkim 0.414 21
Uttar Pradesh 0.393 22
Gujarat 0.391 23
Rajasthan 0.388 24
Karnataka 0.386 25
Punjab 0.376 26
Assam 0.335 27
Bihar 0.327 28
Jharkhand 0.244 29

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