DAKSH to hold Panel Discussion on Delhi High Court’s Zero Pendency Courts Project

DAKSH to hold Panel Discussion on Delhi High Court’s Zero Pendency Courts Project

A Panel Discussion on the theme, Piloting Justice: A Panel Discussion on Delhi High Court’s ‘Zero Pendency Courts’ Project is being conducted by DAKSH on July 29, 2019.

The event will be held at the Lecture Hall II, India International Centre Annexe, Lodi Estate, New Delhi between 6 and 8 pm.

The panelists attending the event include former judge of the Supreme Court, Madan B Lokur, Justice RK Gauba of the Delhi High Court and Arvind Datar, Senior Advocate at the High Court of Madras. The discussion will be moderated by Harish Narasappa, Co-founder of DAKSH.

The panel discussion will focus on the findings of the report released in May this year by the Delhi High Court on the Zero Pendency project. It will deliberate on the feasibility of carrying out pilot projects to study other facets of the judicial process, and what such an approach could mean to judicial reforms in the country.

The Zero Pendency Courts project refers to an experimental pilot project run by the Delhi High Court over the course of two years. The project involved coming up with timelines for disposal of different types of cases, and studying the effects of an absence of backlog on judicial delay. For the project, 11 subordinate courts with no backlog were chosen in Delhi as ‘pilot courts’, and their functioning was compared with 11 courts with regular workload.

DAKSH assisted the Delhi High Court with the technology, analyses, and drafting of the project report. The report, titled ‘Zero Pendency Courts Project: Final Report on the Pilot Project by the High Court of Delhi’, was released by the High Court on May 3, 2019.

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