Judicial Vacancies in India

Dateset details

Variable Description
Title Judicial Vacancies in India
Description This data portal captures the following data for all High Courts across the country - the number of vacancies across all High Courts against the sanctioned strength for permanent judges and additional judges. In addition, the portal also captures the date of appointment of the judge, the expected tenure of the judge based on the date of retirement of the judge, whether the judge was previously from the bar or bench.
Data source details The data on the portal has been derived from the statistics that are periodically released by the Department of Justice, Ministry of Law & Justice.
Dataset License NA
Total files 6
Date of data collection/publication 2020-04-13
Do we maintain a data dictionary No
Is the data available in machine readable formats Yes
How was the data collected Web Scraping
Geographical coverage Pan India
Is raw data available No
Data timeline (From Year - To Year) 2019 (District.court’s data is available for 2017 and 2019)
Is the data still updated Yes
What is the data update frequency Custom (Other)
Language of the dataset English
Does the dataset have PII’s (Personally Identifiable Information) No
Level of the dataset Judge/Court
Dataset URL https://drive.google.com/open?id=1TJilpzY-oH6hXL9maOFWaHZwGRDNvtz8
Data Dictionary URL https://drive.google.com/open?id=1TJilpzY-oH6hXL9maOFWaHZwGRDNvtz8
Dataset issue report https://github.com/justicehub-in/justice-hub-docs/issues/22
Data Issue Status Open
Dataset Identifier Judicial Vacancies in India


Raw data reports, Data dictionary and a methodology documents are not available. This dataset can be updated periodically by the reports generated on the DoJ website. We should standardise the process and formats for reporting these statistics further. Can start from 2019 onwards and keep on updating the data as and when the reports are released.

CDL Facilitator

Apoorv Anand