New Delhi: Nearly six lakh cases are pending for a decade or more in various high courts and the Bombay high court leads the tally with over one lakh litigations, according to latest figures collected by a monitoring system which seeks to identify and reduce pendency.
A total of 40.15 lakh cases were pending in the 24 high courts of the country at the end of 2016 and the cases which are 10 years old or more constitute 19.45 per cent of the total pendency.
According to data available on the national judicial data grid, as on December 7, as many as 5,97,650 cases were pending disposal in 20 high courts for a decade or more.
Though there are 24 high courts, data of some of the courts, including the Allahabad high court, was not available.
The Bombay HC leads the list with 1,29,063 pending cases.