Legal India has 19 judges per 10 lakh people, says data Updated : September 24, 2018 04:52 PM IST The document states that while the subordinate courts have a shortage of 5748 judicial officers, the 24 high courts face 406 vacancies. The working strength of the lower judiciary is 16,726 while the approved strength is much higher at 22,474. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.