Data | No ST/SC/OBC judges in lower judiciary of many States and U.T.s
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Representation of women in the district and subordinate courts was the poorest in Gujarat, with less than 20% of the judges being women

August 01, 2022 05:01 pm | Updated August 05, 2022 03:00 pm IST

Court representation: Senior Civil Judge and other judges in a District Court in Karnataka.

Court representation: Senior Civil Judge and other judges in a District Court in Karnataka. | Photo Credit: Raghava M

According to data published in the Lok Sabha, in 10 States/U.T.s, including Haryana, Odisha, Punjab and West Bengal, there are zero ST judges in district and subordinate courts. Similarly, in 12 States/U.T.s including Goa and West Bengal, there are zero SC judges in such courts. In 10 States/U.T.s including Delhi, Assam and West Bengal, there are zero OBC judges. Representation of women in these courts was the poorest in Gujarat, with less than 20% of the judges being women. In only five States, the share of women judges exceeded 50%

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% of SC/ST/OBC/Women

The graph depicts the share of SC, ST, OBC and women judges in district & subordinate courts of India

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Share of women

 The graph depicts the % of women judges in district and subordinate courts of India. Women’s share in India’s population stood at around 48% in 2011. In 22 States/U.T.s, the share of women judges was less than 40%

Share of SCs

The graph depicts the % of SC judges in district and subordinate courts of India. SC’s share in India’s population stood at around 16.6%, according to census 2011. In 26 States/U.T.s, the % of SC judges was less than 15%

Share of STs

The graph depicts the % of ST judges in district and subordinate courts of India. ST’s share in India’s population stood at around 8.6%, according to census 2011. In 33 States/U.T.s, the share of ST judges was less than 8%

Share of OBCs

 The graph depicts the % of OBC judges in district and subordinate courts of India. OBC’s share in India’s population stood at around 41.7%, according to NSSO (2009-10). In 31 States/U.T.s, the % of OBC judges was less than 40%

Source: Lok Sabha

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