Kolkata: In the Calcutta high court, any case comes up in the cause list for hearing every 25 days on an average. In the Delhi high court, a case is listed for hearing after 61 days. In the Karnataka high court, the number of it takes for a case to appear in the list after the last hearing is 68 days on an average. These figures have been released by Daksh, a Bengaluru-based NGO that conducted a survey on 10 high courts in the country as part of it’s the Rule of Law Project.
Given the number of pending cases, the survey has also revealed that every judge in the Calcutta high court, has 110 cases to hear per day. This sends the country’s oldest high court in the top slot with the Jharkhand high court where the average number of cases per judge per day is 139 and a case gets listed in the cause list 24 days after the last hearing. This report was recently submitted to Justice Dipankar Datta of the Calcutta high court by advocate Phiroze Edulji. The report has brought a smile to the faces of many legal experts who want the high court of Calcutta to rid itself of its image as a place without any work culture. Others are not so sure.