Litigation Report of Central Ministries

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The ministries of Railways, Communications, Environment and Forest, Finance and Defence are the top litigants among various ministries of the Union government.

According to data from Legal Information Management and Briefing System (LIMBS), while Railway Ministry has entered data related to 58,735 cases, the Communication and IT Ministry has keyed in details of 7,617 cases.

The Environment and Forest Ministry has entered 2,893 cases, the Finance and Defence ministries 1,375 and 792 cases, respectively, in a new network-centric system to streamline litigation-related data and make it available at a single point to prevent delay in dealing with upcoming matters in the courts.

The LIMBS, conceived by the Law Ministry, can capture information pertaining to different courts and tribunals and categorise them into various sets of management information system reports for officials concerned to take action.

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