Supreme Court Statistics Pack 2018

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All India

1950 - 2018


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The Supreme Court Observer’s Statistics Pack 2018 (“Stat Pack”) is the first in an annual series that aims to collate, analyze and present a quantitative data overview of the work of the Supreme Court of India. While the Supreme Court publishes data on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis, this information is presented in dour and non-intuitive formats. We draw inspiration from ‘The Statistics’ of the Harvard Law Review and ‘Stat Pack’ of the SCOUTS Blog and adapt their analytical frameworks to look at the available data on the Supreme Court of India.


Research Report

The analytical report is organized into three sections: Institution, Disposal and Pendency. This follows the categories used by the court to report its performance. While the title suggests that we cover the court in 2018, this report presents the work of the court from 1950 to 2018. The developments in 2018 are better understood against this historical background. Further, we explore the uneven trajectory of judicial reform and pendency in the Supreme Court.