More than two crore cases are pending in lower courts of the country. Out of this over 41 per cent are less than two-year-old while over 10 per cent are pending for over a decade, a Law Ministry data says.
According to the data on the National Judicial Data Grid website as on December 31, 2015, there are a total of 2,00,60,998 cases pending across the district courts in the different states.
Out of these, 83,00,462 or 41.38 per cent cases are pending for less than two years. At the same time, 21,72,411 or 10.83 per cent cases are pending for over 10 years, a note prepared by the Department of Justice for a high-level meeting on Justice Delivery and Legal Reforms says.