April 2016

We have completed the Access to Justice Survey launched in November 2015. The survey was conducted across 305 locations in 24 states and interviewed 9,329 litigants. On 23 April 2016, we will present the results of the survey and discuss insights from the findings in the India International Centre, New Delhi. This event will be held in collaboration with National Law University-Delhi. We will also publish the findings from the survey in the State of the Judiciary Report as well as on our website. You can find more details about the survey and its conception here.

State of the Judiciary Report

The State of the Judiciary Report is now in production. We are looking to release the report by the middle of June 2016. Further updates about the report will be available on our website.

DAKSH in the News

The Times of India has published two articles that use DAKSH data. The first article discusses the pendency of cases in India’s High Courts while the second focuses on the workload of judges in the High Courts and the severe time crunch that judges face.

Firstpost has written an article that covers DAKSH’s work on the problem of pendency. The article can be found online here.

Project under Department of Justice Scheme

DAKSH has commenced work on a project commissioned by the Department of Justice under the Scheme for Action Research and Studies on Judicial Reforms. Titled the ‘Comparative Analysis of Causes for Pendency in Six High Courts and Six District Courts in India’, the project will collect data from 6,000 cases across 12 courts to understand in-depth causes for pendency.

DAKSH Writes

On our blog, Ramya Tirumalai has written a piece to discuss the work pressure faced by judges in the Indian High Courts.

DAKSH Programme Director Suryaprakash B.S. has written an op-ed in Prajavani on George Gadbois, who was a pioneer of research on the judiciary in India. The piece can be read online here.

Website

Our new and upgraded website can be found at http://dakshindia.org/. All information on our work as well as announcements and updates are available on the website.