DEC 9, 2022

As per the extant provisions of Civil Procedure Code, 1908 under Rule 1(1) of Order XX it is mandated that the court shall pronounce judgement either at once or as soon as practicable within 30 (thirty) days from the date on which the hearing of the case was concluded. This period of time can be extended beyond 60 (sixty) days only under exceptional and extraordinary circumstances.

The administration of proper and timely justice to the aggrieved through timely disposal of cases and pronouncement of verdict is within the exclusive domain of the judiciary. Central Government has no direct role in disposal of cases in courts. Timely disposal of cases in courts depends on several factors which, inter-alia, includes availability of adequate number of judges, supporting court staff and physical infrastructure, complexity of facts involved, nature of evidence, cooperation of stake holders viz. bar, investigation agencies, witnesses and litigants and proper application of rules and procedures.

This information was given by the Minister of Law and Justice, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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