May 2016

The past month has been an exciting one for us and we are happy to send you the May edition of our monthly update.


DAKSH and the Centre for Constitutional Law, Policy and Governance, National Law University, Delhi hosted the Access to Justice Survey 2015-16 Conference in Delhi on 23 April 2016 at the India International Centre, New Delhi. The agenda can be found here and a downloadable form of the background note for the conference is available on our website here. Photos from the event can be viewed on this Facebook page.

Kavya Murthy’s recap of the event can be found on our blog. The event was covered by Live MintThe Times of IndiaThe HinduBar and BenchQuartz and Catch News.

Both Live Mint and The Times of India, wrote more detailed pieces on the survey results.

Access to Justice Survey Results

A web-based data interactive of the survey results has been published by DAKSH and designed by How India Lives. It can be found here.

In the News

A piece by Harish Narasappa, co-founder of DAKSH, about the Access to Justice Survey, delays in the delivery of justice in India, the workload of judges, and administrative neglect of the judiciary was featured in India Today. Titled, ‘The long, expensive road to justice’, the piece was part of India Today’s cover story on the problems that the judicial system faces and reform efforts towards the same.

DAKSH’s work on pendency has been mentioned in articles in The News MinuteThe Straits TimesBusiness Standard, and The Guardian.

DAKSH Programme Director Surya Prakash B.S. has written an op-ed in Prajavani on judicial reforms. His piece can be read online here.

Data and the Portal

Our database now contains case records collected from 21 high courts and 474 district courts. We have details of over 43 lakh case records and 2 crore hearings.

We will be back with more updates next month. In the meantime, we look forward to hearing from you. Please let us know if you have questions or suggestions.