According to a written reply by the Law Ministry to a Rajya Sabha question on July 11,59,331 cases are pending in the top court.
A Constitutional Amendment bill brought by the UPA government to increase the retirement age of High Court Judges from 62 to 65 lapsed.
The bill comes days after Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi requested PM Narendra Modi to increase the number of Supreme Court judges.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said now the Supreme Court would have 33 judges, besides the Chief Justice of India (CJI).
The union minister, however, asserted that there are 403 vacancies in the High Courts.
The collegium has also recommended names of Justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant for elevation to the apex court.
Sources said some of the judges are holding informal parleys in a bid to resolve the crisis in the wake of the virtual revolt by the four judges against Chief Justice Dipak Misra.
Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra holds talks with them for second time in three days; buys time to consider proposals
Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Vikas Singh today said there was a likelihood of the crisis being resolved by the end of this week.
The Bar Council of India (BCI) today said its members have met 15 judges of the Supreme Court following the crisis in the apex judiciary and they have assured that the issues have been resolved.
Those who alleged that former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi used to intervene in judicial matters are now in power, the Sena said, adding her rule seems to be more humane and democratic.
Four former Supreme Court Judges write open letter to Chief Justice of India as Bar Council of India calls on him
A Bar Council of India team which met Justice Dipak Misra on Sunday said the CJI assured it that everything would be sorted out soon.
Two days after the crisis began, a seven-member delegation of the Bar Council of India today also met the Chief Justice who assured that the matter would be sorted out soon.
Supreme Court judges' revolt: CJI Dipak Misra assures Bar Council that crisis will be sorted out soon
BCI chairman Manan Kumar Mishra who met the Chief Justice today at his residence also met justices Chelameshwar, Lokur, and Joseph, who also gave an assurance that the crisis will be resolved.
Justice Kurian Joseph has said that there is no need for an outside intervention to solve the issue.