Sorting is a basic data processing technique that is used in all day-day applications. To cope up with technological advancement and extensive increase in data acquisition and storage, Sorting requires improvement to minimize time taken for processing, response time and space required for processing. Various sorting techniques have been proposed by researchers but the applicability of those techniques for large volume of data is not assured. The main focus of this work is to propose a new sorting technique titled Neutral Sort, to reduce the time taken for sorting and decrease the response time for a large volume of data. Neutral Sort is designed as an enhancement to Merge Sort. The advantages and disadvantages of existing techniques in terms of their performance, efficiency and throughput are discussed and the comparative study shows that Neutral sort drastically reduces time taken for sorting and hence reduces the response time. © 2020 IJSTR.