Karnataka tops, Uttar Pradesh at the bottom in India Justice Report 2022
GS II: Polity and Governance
Dimensions of the Article:
- Highlights of the Report:
- About India Justice Report
Highlights of the Report:
The India Justice Report (IJR) 2022, released in New Delhi, ranks 18 large and mid-sized states with populations over one crore based on justice delivery in four pillars: Police, Judiciary, Prisons, and Legal Aid.
- Karnataka ranked first, followed by Tamil Nadu and Telangana, while Uttar Pradesh ranked last at 18.
- Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh secured the fourth and fifth position, respectively.
The report also includes a list of seven small states with a population of less than one crore each. The rankings are:
- Sikkim topped the list, followed by Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh.
- Goa secured the seventh position, which is the lowest.
About India Justice Report
- The India Justice Report (IJR) was initiated by Tata Trusts in 2019, and this is the third edition.
- The Centre for Social Justice, Common Cause, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, DAKSH, TISS-Prayas, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, and How India Lives are the foundation’s partners.
- The IJR 2022 is based on 24-month quantitative research and tracks the performance of states in capacitating their justice delivery structures to effectively deliver mandated services.
- The report brings together data from authoritative government sources on the four pillars of justice delivery, which is otherwise siloed.
- The report also assesses the capacity of the 25 State Human Rights Commissions in the country separately.
- Each pillar of justice delivery is analyzed through budgets, human resources, workload, diversity, infrastructure, and trends against the state’s declared standards and benchmarks.
-Source: The Hindu