ANNUAL REPORT OF HIGH COURT OF MADHYA PRADESH -2015
1. Introduction, Brief History & Background of High Court of
The State of Madhya Pradesh, which came into
existence on 1st November, 1956 under the "State Reorganization
Act, 1956", earlier formed part of "Central Province &
Berar" and was within the jurisdiction of Nagpur High Court which was
established by virtue of Letters Patent dated 2nd January, 1936 issued
by King Emperor, George, Vth under the Government of India Act,
Principal Seat at Jabalpur
3. Listing Policy of the High Court and its benefits to
a. Background warranting formulation of
b. Introduction of new Listing Policy w.e.f.
6th December, 2013
c. Admission Matters (Special Features)
Major Heads of listing of Motion
Hearing / Pre-Admission matters are arranged in order of precedence as under
Note : Fresh Admission cases and Bail Matters are automatically listed on the 3rd
and 5th working day
respectively from the date of their filing.
d. Final Hearing Matters (Special Features)
e. Mentioning of Matters (Special Features)
f. Special Assignment for Company,
Arbitration, Taxation and Election Matters
g. E-Services in Listing Policy
h. Relevant Measures to Enhance Excellence in
i. Bunching of Cases to Reduce Arrears
j. Benefits of Listing Policy
For details please see the chart on the following
Year wise Nature wise Pending Pre-Admission Cases as
The effectiveness of prioritized categorization of Final
Hearing Cases can be discerned from the
Case No. Second Appeal No.732/2013 (date of filing- as on
Priority Category of Cases
Sl. No. in Category
GENERAL (as per date of Institution
CASES OF SENIOR CITIZEN
HIGH COURT EXPEDITED
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SB>CIVIL>SA> HIGH COURT EXPEDITED
CASES OF SENIOR CITIZEN (MORE THAN 75 YEARS)
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This shows that how matters pending for final hearing get
higher priority automatically on real time basis in the CMIS software without
any manual intervention.
showing Disposal of Cases in Top Priority Categories
of cases during the year 2014
of cases as on 31/12/2014
of cases during the year 2015
of cases as on 31/12/2015
Court Expeditited cases
Citizens more than 75 years old
* CORRIGENDUM - As per
latest updated information (updated on 18th January, 2016) as on 1st January,
2016, the status regarding Full Bench & Senior Citizens more than 75 years
old cases is as under:-
k. Bilingual Official Website of the High Court
Digitization and Elimination Rules-2014
Policy Document on different objectives of
Inspection & Vigilance
Expeditious conclusion of Departmental
From 1st January 2015 to 31st December 2015
as on 1.1.2015
processing as on 31.12.2015
The status of complaints received, processed,
closed and disposed of during 2015 is as under :-
of Complaints pending as on 1-1-2015
of complaints received in 2015
Disposed of as "Filed" (without proposing any action) in 2015
disposed of after issuing advise/ warning
in which Preliminary Enquiries were disposed of in 2015
in which Departmental Enquiries were disposed of in 2015
No. of pending Complaint under process (excluding PE & DE) as on
Total - 1162
Total Number of
complaint disposed of - 525
Status of Pending Preliminary Enquiries and
Departmental Enquiries as on 31-12-2015
of Preliminary Enquiry pending as on 31-12-2015
of Departmental Enquiries pending as on 31-12-2015
The time span between commencement of Preliminary Enquiry
and conclusion of Departmental Enquiry ordinarily does not exceed six months
target, except in exceptional cases.
Compliance of Resolution in Chief
Justices' Conference on Vigilance
between Vigilance Cell and State
The budget proposals are prepared by
the High Court which include recurring expenditure under various heads as well
as the expenditure to be incurred on infrastructural developments. After
identifying the requirements, budget proposals are prepared and submitted to the
State Government through the Principal Secretary of the Law and Legislative
Department, Govt. of M.P., Bhopal, which in turn places the same before the
legislature. There are two sources by which the State Government makes
allocation of funds, namely charged and voted.
In the State of Madhya Pradesh, there are 50 judicial
district headquarters where following courts are functional:
The sanctioned strength of Judges in the High Court of M.P.
is 53. Apart this, the details regarding
sanctioned strength of Judges and ministerial staff in the High Court and
Subordinate Courts is as under:-
of the Post
of sanctioned post
High Court Officers (HJS).
High Court Class-I Services.
High Court Class-I Technical Services.
High Court Class-II Services.
High Court Class-II Technical Services.
High Court Class-III Services.
High Court Class-III Technical Services.
High Court Class-IV Services.
M. P. High Court Newly Constituted
P. High Court Daily Wage Employees Services.
M. P. High Court Contract Services.
Higher Judicial Service DJs /ADJs
Pradesh Judicial Service Civil Judge Class- I, Civil Judge Class- II
Courts Class-III Services.
Courts Class-IV Services.
Courts Class-IV Contingency Paid Employees Services
Further, officers and employees of the abolished Madhya
Pradesh State Administrative Tribunal have been accommodated in the
establishment of the High Court. Category-wise sanctioned strength of the
abolished SAT is as under:
Total sanctioned posts
The above strength of
officers/employees of the SAT is included category-wise in the table above
showing the strength of Hon'ble Judges of High Court, Judges of subordinate
courts, employees/officers of the High Court and employees and officers of
The details with regard to allocation
of funds made by the State of M.P. in the budgetary provision for the financial
years 2014-15 and 2015-16 are given in the following table in Column Nos.3 and
4 respectively. Funds allotted under
various heads in the First Supplementary Budget of 2015-16 are shown in column
No.5. Total funds received and the total funds spent up to 30.11.2015 are shown
in column No.7:
No. & name.
allotted by State in F.Y. 2014-15
allotted by State in F.Y. 2015-16
sanctioned by State in First Suppl. Budget of F.Y. 2015-16
funds of columns 4 and 5.
(0573) High Court
(3337) Abolished M.P.
State Admtv. Tribunal.
in High Court (charged).
Tech. And Strengthening of Library in High Court.
(2410) Process Serving
(4497) Civil Court
(6020) Gram Nyayalaya
(6211) Special Courts
for CBI Cases.
(7984) Family Court
Tech. & Strengthening of Library in Subordinate Courts
of Judicial System (13th Finance Commission).
(5171) Special Courts
This apart, provision for allotment of total sum of
Rs.36,11,15,000/- for the aforesaid projects/plans (details are indicated in
the table below) has been made and sent to the State Government for sanction in
the Second Supplementary Budget and the sanction from the State is awaited.
No. and Name.
amounts in the Second Supplementary Budget. Rs.
High Court (Charged.
Abolished Madhya Pradesh Administrative Tribunal.
Computerization in High Court.
Process Serving Establishment.
Civil court General Establishment.
Special Courts for CBI cases.
Special Courts (Atrocities.
amount proposed in the
After allotment of budget under
various heads by the State Government, the expenses in respect of diverse
categories are met. However, it is experienced that in absence of financial
autonomy to the Judiciary, it faces difficulties in implementing the schemes
framed to improve its functioning. One such problem being faced by the
judiciary is regarding re-appropriation of amounts granted by the State under
various heads, from one head to another depending upon the need of time and the
importance of issues. For this purpose, the judiciary is required to seek
orders of the Finance Department, which consumes lot of time to the extent that
by the time such permission for re-appropriation is received, the time period
of the budget lapses resulting in non-utilization of the funds for the purpose
sought to be used by re-appropriation. Such situation can be avoided if the
judiciary is accorded limited financial autonomy for re-appropriation.
Keeping in view the inconvenience in
the smooth functioning of the judicial system, an item relating to grant of
financial autonomy to the High Court was included for consideration in the
Agenda of the Chief Justices Conference, 2015 held on 3rd and 4th April, 2015,
wherein following resolution on Item No.6 of the Agenda, titled as Granting
Financial Autonomy to the High Courts was passed:
Accordingly, the matter has been
referred to the State Government for grant of limited financial autonomy to
Hon'ble the Chief Justice of the High Court for re-appropriation of budget from
one head to another during the same financial year and the matter is under consideration.
Court Main Seat at Jabalpur Court Rooms
In view of the increase in the
strength of the Hon'ble Judges in the High Court of Madhya Pradesh from Forty
Three to Fifty Three, the necessary infrastructure with all amenities and
facilities has been created at the Principal Seat at Jabalpur and Benches at
Indore and Gwalior. The status of the progress in infrastructure development in
the High Court of Madhya Pradesh is as under :-
High Court Bench at Gwalior
High Court Bench at Indore
High Court Main Seat at Jabalpur Judges
Residential Complex [Condominium]
Renovation of the Judges Guest House
High Court Bench Gwalior Residential Complexes
District Courts/Subordinate Courts Buildings
Project for Construction of District
Court Complex at Jabalpur
Project for Construction of District
Court Complex at Indore
Govt. has accorded the administrative and financial sanctioned of Rs. 404 Crore
vide order dated 13.10.2015 for the construction of new District Court building
Project for Construction of District
Court Complex at Rewa
District Courts/Subordinate Courts
The total sanctioned strength in the cadre of HJS and LJS in the year 2014 was
1421, which has increased to 1461 in the Year 2015. Looking to the increase in
the strength of the Judges and to meet the existing scarcity in the
infrastructure in the District Courts/Subordinate Courts in the State, a
comprehensive plan has been prepared in this regard. The progress of the
construction of the Court premises in the District Courts/Subordinate Courts in
the State in the year 2015 is as under :-
The State Government has granted administrative sanction for
construction of sixteen more Court rooms in the Districts.
District Courts/Subordinate Courts Residential
The status of progress of the
Residential Accommodations for the Judges of the District Courts/Subordinate
Courts in the State is as under :-
sanctioned strength, working strength and vacancy of the Hon'ble Judges of the
High Court as on 31.12.2015
sanctioned strength, working strength and vacancy of Judicial Officers (H.J.S.)
in District/Subordinate Courts as on
Special Judges SC/ST (P.A.) Act
Spl. Judge Sheopur & Balaghat vacant.
Special Judges under Electricity
Working officers on Deputation
Total officers in HJS working :
(Including 24 retired officers
in Family Court and 3 OSDs in the Registry, 1 Suspended officer)
sanctioned strength, working strength and vacancy of Judicial Officers (Civil
Judge Class-I & Civil Judge Class-II) in District/Subordinate Courts
as on 31.12.2015
Suspended officer and 1 OSD)
1 Suspended officer)
Vide Final result declared by Examination Cell on
11.08.2015, 57 candidates selected out of 100 posts advertised for the year
2014. Appointment orders awaited from
New Selection Process for the year 2015 for 96 posts of Civil Judges (Entry Level) started.
Working officers on Deputation in L.J.S.(C.J.-I)
(8 C.J. Cl.-I)
Total officers in LJS working:
(Including 2 suspended officer and 1 OSD)
1218 45* 8*=1271# total judicial officers working.
* On deputation.
# Including 24 retired j.o. in Family Court, 4 OSDs in the Registry, 3 Suspended
## 14 Labour Judges are also working, besides the above
Amendment In the HJS
In furtherance of decision taken in Chief Justices' Conference, 2015
coupled with the fact that large number
of vacancies in the cadre had remained unfilled due to non-availability of
suitable candidates in the Cadre of District Judge(entry level) for direct
recruitment from the Bar, the HJS Rules, 1994 were suitably amended. The
amended Rules provide that in case a vacancy in
District Judge (entry level) cadre for direct recruitment from Bar remains unfilled for two consecutive
years then the same can be filled from amongst Civil Judges (Class-I) having
completed 35 years of age and 5 years of service. Apart this, option has also
been given to serving Judicial Officers to resign from the service keeping
their lien for one year to enable them to appear in the examination provided
they fulfill the other eligibility conditions including 7 years practice at Bar
and the prescribed age limit
of Touch Screen KIOSK with Printing
b. Installation of dedicated MPLS Network for
Judiciary which connects all the Districts Courts of Madhya Pradesh
with high speed dedicated Network.
c. Personal Information System (PIS) for
d. State Judicial Academy bi-monthly Journal
(JOTI) made available as e-Journal.
e. Inter office Video Conferencing System.
f. Employees Information System (EIS) for High
g. Radio Frequency Identification System
(RFID) based Asset Tracking and Inventory Management System.
h. Biometric based Attendance & Monitoring
i. Implementation of Digital Signature.
j. Data Centre of the High
k. Facilitation Counter.
l. IVRS (Interactive Voice Response System)
for Status of Cases
m. Short Messaging System (SMS) based Query
n. Computerized Vehicle Management System.
18. Status of Computerization of High Court
& District / Subordinate Courts.
a. Website for each District Court.
b. e-Cause List, e-Case Status etc.
c. Maintenance of Equipments under e-Courts
d. Digital High Speed Multifunction
Photocopier Machine to all the District & Tehsil Courts according to the numbers
e. Local Area Networking Work in the
f. Implementation of Employees Information
System of District Court.
g. Installation of KIOSK Machines at all
District Court Complexes.
h. Centralized Filing Counter for Civil &
i. Laptop Computers to all the Judicial Officers
in the State of M.P.
Video Conferencing in High Court,
District & Taluka Courts
Pendency as on 01.10.2014
Pendency as on 31.12.2015
Reduction of pendency
Percentage of reduction
At H.J.S. level
At J.S. level
PART - VII
JUDICIAL STATISTICTS OF HIGH COURT /
Category-wise institution, disposal and pendency of cases in High
Year & Cadre-wise institution, disposal and pendency of cases etc.
in District/Subordinate Court.
Age-wise pendency of different category of cases in High Court at end
of year 2015.
Institution, Disposal & Pendency of different nature of cases in
Number of cases in which trial proceedings have been stayed by
Superior Courts in various categories of Civil and Criminal cases and average
time for which such trial proceedings remain stayed in the life cycle of a
Average time taken for disposal of various categories Civil and
Criminal cases in High Court
Nature-wise disposal of cases per Judge per year in the High Court
Nature wise Disposal of Cases Per Judge Per Year in the
Category-wise number of Criminal and Civil cases where orders of the
District/Subordinate Courts are challenged in appeal before the High Court.
Statement Showing Institution And Disposal Of Writ Petitions (Pil)
From 01/01/2015 To 31/12/2015.
a. Category wise Institution, Disposal & Pendency of Case in High
Court of M.P. 2015
as on 31/12/2015
of the Cadre
Pendency at the Beginning of the
during the year
during the year
Pendency at the end of the year
FOR THE YEAR, 2011
FOR THE YEAR, 2012
FOR THE YEAR, 2013
FOR THE YEAR, 2014
FOR THE YEAR, 2015
Note : Average yearly Institution during 2011,
2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 = 1169599 1219759 1279874 1379617 1085624
= 6134473 / 5 = 1226894
Average yearly per Judge
Disposal during 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 of HJS = 781 809 1060 799 729 = 4178/5 = 836
Average yearly per Judge
Disposal during 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 of LJS = 1193 1167 1117 1171 978 = 5626 /5 = 1125