The total number of pending cases in Supreme Court of India are 71,411 as on August 2, 2022, out of which 56,365 are civil matters and 15,076 are criminal matters matters.
The pendency of cases was informed by the Union Minister of Law Kiren Rijiju informed the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.
As per the official data, out of these cases, more than 10,491 are awaiting disposal for over a decade.
Over 42,000 cases were pending for less than five years and 18,134 between five and 10 years. The Minister gave the statistics from the information provided by the Supreme Court.
55,907 cases are pending in 25 High Courts across the country as on July 29 this year. The figure of backlogs in subordinate courts is 4.13 crores