Economic Survey 2018-19

DAKSH contributed to the chapter ‘Ending Matsyanyaya: How To Ramp Up Capacity In The Lower Judiciary’ in the Economic Survey 2018-2019 published by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India. The chapter provides an overview of the challenges faced by the subordinate judiciary and their economic consequences, and suggests ways to increase the judiciary’s capacity. The Economic Survey focuses on the contract enforcement role of the judiciary, as a component of India’s performance on the Ease of Doing Business rankings developed by the World Bank. DAKSH analysed judicial data from subordinate courts, using numerous metrics on institution and disposal of cases and the progress of cases through their life cycle, to assess the performance of the subordinate judiciary.