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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

No Benches of Supreme Court : Moily

Veerappa Moily
Union Law Minister
Source : Indlaw

The government does not centrally maintain information on appeals to the Supreme Court from High Courts across India or any disparity involved, Rajya Sabha was told. 

Law and Justice Minister M Veerappa Moily (Pictured) was answering Dravida Munnetra Kazagham member Kanimozhi on HC-wise rate of such appeals. 

Ms Kanimozhi wanted to verify if the appeal rate from Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh was 1.7 per cent, while that from Delhi, Punjab and Haryana, over six per cent. 

She also wanted to know if in the light of such disparity, the government considered increasing the number of Supreme Court benches, especially for southern States. 

Dr Moily replied that information on rate of appeal to the Supreme Court from the High Courts is not maintained centrally. 

He also said the government has ‘no proposal to establish Benches of the Supreme Court anywhere in the country.'

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