More than Nu 43mn collected by judiciary

A total of Nu 43.91mn was collected by the judiciary across the country in 2017 through court fees, thrimthue, fines and penalties.

Of the total, the highest was collected from Thimphu Dzongkhag Court with Nu 8.14mn, followed by Chhukha Dzongkhag Court with Nu 7.86mn and Phuentsholing Dungkhag Court with Nu 7.69mn.

Gelephu Dungkhag Court saw a total of Nu 4.31mn in penalties and fine, whereas Paro Dongkhag Court and Wangduephodrang Dzongkhag Court saw Nu 1.84mn and Nu 1.45mn respectively.

The fees collected by the High Court amounted to Nu 3.47mn whereas the Supreme Court collected about Nu 1.67mn.

According to the annual judiciary report, in 2017, a total of 7,700 cases were registered and 1,626 cases were carried forward from 2016. The Judiciary recorded the highest civil cases of 4,897 of which the highest was monetary with 2,936 cases.

Thimphu Dzongkhag Court registered the highest monetary cases with 541, followed by Phuentsholing Dungkhag Court with 225. Paro Dzongkhag Court and Wangduephodrang Dzongkhag Court saw 194 and 172 monetary cases respectively. However, Lingkhi and Jomotshangkha courts saw four monetary cases each and Gasa, eight cases.

Of the total 7,700 cases, Thimphu Dzongkhag Court registered the highest number of cases with 1,170 followed by Paro with 542 and Wanduephodrang, 409 cases.

Including the High Court and the Supreme Court, there are a total of 37 courts in the country.

Lucky Wangmo from Thimphu