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2018-07-16 16:01:04

A civil or a criminal case is called disposed of simply after disposition of all the entered issues or charges for the situation on the genuine date of dismissal on the last issue/charge disposition.

A criminal case in district court is said to be disposed on the date the case is bound over to predominant court by method for a superseding prosecution, a waiver or finding of reasonable justification, or when the case is finally disposed in the district court by guilty plea, or rejection or finding of no reasonable justification.

Nature of disposal:                                                      

·         Contested Otherwise-

At the point when the case has been contradicted because of issues other than those identifying with actualities and discoveries like jurisdiction, at that point the issue was investigated and said to be disposed of as needs to be.

·         Contested Judgment-

The pleadings for the situation were questioned, so it was heard by the court, and the judgment was passed by the judge in light of the merits deciding the case.

·         Uncontested Otherwise-

Right when no one has confined the facts and findings of the case it suggests uncontested. Along these lines, whatever has been documented has been recognized since no one opposed it and the case is arranged subsequent to hearing and now no more hearings are expected further

·         ContestedDismissed-

The claim of the petitioner/plaintiff party is disputed, as the petitioner/plaintiff party might not have submitted required substantial confirmations. Rejection on default is the point at which the case is expelled for not giving the evidence of the petitioner by staying absent repeatedly when the process is settled.

·         Contested Compromise-

Suit was endangered after a sharp challenge and since nothing was left to choose with issues settled the issue was disposed of.

·         Dismissed-

At numerous examples, the cases are rejected even before a plea or trial by the prosecutor or the court. Additionally, cases are expelled after the respondent has gone to trial, lost or won the appeal.

Disposed as dismissed in limine:

·         If the appeal is rejected in limine, at that point no new appeal can be documented on the same cause of action as it means that even prima facie, the appeal is without any merit to warrant its confirmation.

·         There is no discussion to the settled suggestion of law that dismissal of the Special Leave Petition in limine basically infers that this Court did not consider the case worth investigating for the reason, which may be other than the estimation of the case. Nor such a demand of this Court fills in as res judicata.

·         An order dismissing the SLP at the edge without a point by point reasons, in this way, does not constitute an assertion of law or a binding precedent.

Difference between disposed and dismissed:

There are "dismissals" with and without prejudice, and if the case was dismissed without prejudice then by then the issue can be re-filed. Then again, if there was a "final disposition" of the case, for example, a judgment, or something bad might happen if the case was rejected with prejudice, at that point, it implies that the issue may not be re-opened under general conditions.

Time limit for the disposal of the cases:

Sometimes “Justice delayed is justice denied” and there should not be mere disposal and non-delivery of the case but there should be a balance between the two. Hence we cannot expect delivery of justice in all cases in just 5 to 6 months.

There is no time limit set for the disposal of the cases but the higher courts regularly give directions to other lower courts to dispose of the pending cases. Government is making efforts to speedy disposal as well by setting fast-track courts for some cases like senior citizen cases, cheque bounce cases and is also setting village courts.

Reason for Delay in disposal of cases

Firstly, increase in litigation people now a days are in a habit of dragging their point of grievances to the court of law, which rather can be solved outside the purview of the court.

Secondly, non-adherence with the code legitimately by the judges and by the attorney both add to same reason in a more noteworthy degree

Thirdly, the legal framework isn't outfitted with genuine number of judges required so.

Fourthly, government can be named for contributing greatest to the overabundance. While it can be understood that delay may occur in the civil cases but the same is not expected in the criminal proceedings. If we compare these two on the basis of its disposal then it is very much advent that the criminal justice is at its worst and this position leads to a situation where the common man had lost its complete trust on the efficacy of the criminal Redressal system. While Justice B P Singh gave an approx. statistic showing an average disposal and pendency of cases which would rather reveal the actual state of justice in India todayBy and large 50 lakh crimes are enrolled each year, which are looked to be researched by the police. The pendency of the criminal cases in subordinate courts is 1.32 crore and the successful quality of judges is 12,177.


Pending cases of the under trial in criminal cases are 1.44 crore. In a normal 19 percent of the pending procedures, arranged each year deferred choices, heaped up documents and inconclusively expanding ventures, nerve fill their need. They are the genuine barricades to advancement of any state or country. By and large deferred choice takes it least toll from the under special area as poor segment of our general public. They are regularly precluded from securing their uncovered conveniences of life. Consider the state of the poor casualty of Bhopal Gas Leak catastrophe, which inflicted significant damage of 15000 individuals. Twenty years has gone to that frightful episode, still the casualties are battling for its pay, which neglect to measure up the harm caused to them.

Consider the terrible situation occurred in August 1991 as massacre of Dalits at Tsundar in Andhra Pradesh. 13 years had passed to that incident, the families of the victims of tsundar, still awaits justice for those who dies. They say, they won't discover any peace until the point when the blameworthy are punished for their wrongdoing.


Consider the state of those young ladies who was ruthlessly gang raped during the Godhra revolts before their close relatives and family.


Consider the casualty of Best Bakery case who still anticipates equity to be apportioned to support them yet the peak begins with the key observer for the situation turned threatening and the whole destiny of the pastry shop case is in disturbance. Today the casualties of all the above identified cases know very well indeed that the cost of the fact of the matter is amazingly high. Still they are sitting tight for the equity.


Disposal of the case under civil procedure code:

Final orders- Once the last order is passed by the court, the case is said to be disposed of for both of the parties. Such a last order comprises of more than one order. They are:-

1.      Suit at first hearing (order XV CPC)-The court sometimes disposes of the suit at the first hearing under order XV of the civil procedure code. There are several grounds on which the court can dispose of the suit like –

·         If no important issue is raised before the court, by both of the parties amid first hearing, the court may dispose the suit.

·         In the event, if there is more than one respondent, and any of the respondents aren't an issue i.e. not associated with the case documented, at that point the court may dispose of the suit against or in favour of such respondent. As for different respondents, the suit will proceed in its typical course.

·         If any one party fails to produce evidence, at that point the court may pass a judgment, without going any further.

·         If irrelevant parties have been imploded in the plaint, the court may either arrange for cancellation of such names or out properly dismiss the suit.

2.      Judgement (Order XX CPC)- A judgment is an official conclusion about rights and liabilities of the court, on the issues raised before it, articulated orally upon the arrival of definite hearing, or at some other short date.

3.      Decree (Order XX,rule6 CPC)- A decree holds, more than the judgment and is drawn up within 15 days from the date on which the judgment is enunciated and its duplicate can likewise be obtained similarly, as that of the judgment. There can be various kinds of Decrees, such as:-

·         Decree for recovery of immovable property,

·         Recovery of money,

·         Decree for delivery of movable property,

·         Decree for possession,

·         Decree for specific Performance of contact for the sale etc.

Disposal of the case under criminal procedure code:

According to Section 256B(4) of Cr.PC, give about the disposal of the case by application for Plea Bargaining. Initially, after the application for plea bargaining has been documented, the courts analyse the accused in the nonappearance for the complainant, to guarantee that the application has been filed voluntarily. An endless supply of intentional recording of the application by accused the complainant or the prosecutor need to draw a commonly concurred disposition with the accused for additionally hearing of disposition.

·         Section 265C. CrPcGuidelines for mutually satisfactory disposition.-

The courts must issue a notice to general public prosecutor, investigating public officer and the parties to the case established on a police report, to get together and draw a wilful demeanour agreed by all.While, when a case is initiated generally other than on a police report, at that point the notification is issued to the case parties to examine and reach on a deliberate agreeable disposition for the case.

·         Section 265E.Disposal of the case

Where a disposition of the case has been worked out under section 265D, the Court will dispose of the case in the way said.

In V.Subramanianvs the State in October 2009, the plea bargaining was not made as per the methodology mentioned under the chapter XXI- A and the plea of guilty was made even before the presentation of the said section legalising plea bargaining. Therefore, the plea of guilty made by the respondents was against Article 21 of the Indian Constitution and that consequently, the respondents are at freedom to pull back the said request of liable and look for preliminary of the case.


So the case disposed of means that the case is completed and a final judgement was made.

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