Rajasthan Budget 2020 proposes setting up of 48 New Courts for the year 2020-21

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The Rajasthan State Budget has proposed setting up of 48 New Courts in the different part of the state for the Financial Year 2020-21.

Taking into account the increase in the number of pending cases, the Rajasthan Budget 2020 has proposed the establishment of 48 new Courts in the state.

Currently, there are 36 courts of District and Sessions in Rajasthan. A Times of India report from 2017 revealed that pending cases in High Court were around 2,54,131 and in the same year, as many as 1,19,086 new cases were filed.

Almost half of these cases pertain to civil nature. As of February 2019, Rajasthan High Court and Allahabad High Court jointly have around 15 lakh pending cases out of the total 50 lakh.

Along with this, the shortage of judges in the lower courts against the sanctioned strength has also led to this unprecedented increase. To tackle this impediment and to make the state’s judicial administration more efficient, the state budget has allocated funds for establishing 48 new courts.