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Maharashtra best state in justice delivery; Uttar Pradesh worst: Report

The second edition of the India Justice Report found that Telangana has the highest share of women judges at 46.2 percent, while Jharkhand has the lowest at 12.1 percent in subordinate courts. Five states, it said, did not have a single woman judge in their high courts as of August 2020.

January 28, 2021 / 08:24 PM IST

The justice delivery system is best in Maharashtra and worst in Uttar Pradesh, according to a report released by Tata Trusts on January 28.

The second edition of the India Justice Report (IJR) also found that women comprised only 29 percent of judges in India.

It said Telangana has the highest share of women judges at 46.2 percent, while Jharkhand has the lowest at 12.1 percent in subordinate courts. Five states, it said, did not have a single woman judge in their high courts as of August 2020.

IJR is an initiative of Tata Trusts in collaboration with the Centre for Social Justice, Common Cause, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, DAKSH, TISS–Prayas, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy and How India Lives.