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Ministry of Law and Justice Nyaya Mitra Scheme Posted On: 29 JUL 2022 3:29PM by PIB Delhi Nyaya Mitra (NM) aims to facilitate expeditious d

Ministry of Law and Justice

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Nyaya Mitra Scheme

Posted On: 29 JUL 2022 3:29PM by PIB Delhi

Nyaya Mitra (NM) aims to facilitate expeditious disposal of 10-15 years old pending cases in High Courts and Subordinate Courts. Since introduction of Nyaya Mitra programme in 2017, a total of 38 Nyaya Mitras were engaged in the States of Assam, Bihar, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal as per the details given under Annexure- ‘A’. The Nyaya Mitras engaged so far have assisted the Court concerned in disposal of 3495 old cases which includes matrimonial cases, accident claim and also criminal cases. The State/UT wise details of cases disposed is at Annexure-‘B’.  80 Nyaya Mitras will be engaged across the country from 2021-2026. For the year 2021-2022, 11 Nyaya Mitras have been engaged in the 11 District Courts in the month of April 2022.

Annexure-A

A State-wise Statement containing number of Nyaya Mitra engaged from 2017-2022

S.No

State

Year

2017-2018

Year

2018-2019

Year

2019-2020

Year

2020-2021

Year

2021-2022

Total

1

Assam

      –

NIL*

02

02

2

Bihar

01

01

3

Karnataka

01

01

4

Maharashtra

03

01

04

5

Odisha

02

02

04

6

Rajasthan

04

03

02

01

10

7

Uttar Pradesh

05

01

02

08

8

West Bengal

04

01

01

02

09

 

Total

14

04

09

11

38

*No NyayaMitra could be engaged during the year 2020-2021 due to closure of courts and social distancing protocols caused by Covid pandemic.

Annexure-B

A State-wise Statement containing number of cases disposed by Nyaya Mitra (2017-2022)

S.No

State

No. of cases disposed

 (2017-2022)

1

Assam

8

2

Bihar

44

3

Karnataka

0

4

Maharashtra

327

5

Odisha

818

6

Rajasthan

1691

7

Uttar Pradesh

461

9

West Bengal

28

 

Grand Total

3495

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

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