A presentation given by the Union Government to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law and Justice gives an indication of the social diversity in the judiciary.
According to the presentation, 79% of the High Court judges appointed during the period 2018-2022 are from upper castes(general category).
From 2018 to December 19, 2022, 537 judges were appointed to various High Courts
79 per cent were from the General Category,
11 per cent from Other Backward Classes,
2.6 per cent from the minority,
2.8 per cent from Scheduled Castes and
1.3 per cent from Scheduled Tribes.
It is to be noted Law Minister Kiren Rijiju had told the Parliament in 2021 that the Central Government has been requesting the Chief Justices across all the High Courts to give due consideration to suitable candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, minorities, and women while sending their proposal for appointment of judges.