On Wednesday, the Central Government informed the lower house that as of 01.02.2021, there are more than four hundred judicial vacancies in Indian High Courts.
According to the Ministry of Law and Justice, there are 429 vacancies of judges in 25 High Courts as of 1st February 2021.
The figure above includes 40 vacancies in Calcutta High Court, 30 in Bombay High Court, 64 in Allahabad High Court and 31 in Delhi High Court.
Four judicial seats are vacant in the Supreme Court against the sanctioned strength of thirty-four judges.
There are 19318 judicial officers in Subordinate and District Courts against the sanctioned strength of 24,247 officers.
Figures regarding pendency of cases:-
The Law Ministry has stated that there are 63,146 cases pending before the Apex Court.
In the Indian High Court, there are 56,42, 567 cases pending as on 31.12.2020.
Allahabad High Court has the highest number of pending cases( 7,73,408 ). This figure was 9,44,567 in 2019.
The number of cases pending in Bombay High Court is 5,59,119, in Rajasthan High Court the number is 5,23,600.
Sikkim High Court has the smallest number of pending cases, and the figure is 241.