The Supreme Court of India launched a public access portal of the National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG) for district courts to demystify the judicial process for the ordinary citizen.
NJDG inaugurated by Supreme Court judge Justice M.B. Lokur.
AIM: Promoting transparency and access to information for all stakeholders in the justice delivery system
Portal URL: ecourts.gov.in
- The public access portal designed under the guidance of Chief Justice of India H.L. Dattu.
- The public access portal will disseminate national, State, district and court-wise information about institution and disposal of cases on a monthly basis.
- It would also separately provide data and details of cases filed by senior citizens and women.
- It will give consolidated figures of pendency of cases in district judiciaries across the country which will be left open for being accessed by anyone visiting the National eCourts portal.
- The pendency statistics would be updated on a daily basis by district court complexes. The pendency would be broken into civil and criminal cases, segregated into year-wise categories of up to 2 years, between 2-5 years, between 5-10 years and more than 10 years.
- The public access page also has feature of monitoring alerts.
- NJDG already has the information of 1.94 crore pending cases out of approximately 2.7 crore cases in district courts, except those in Madhya Pradesh and Delhi, where case data is being migrated to the national version of case information software.
- The Indian judiciary comprises nearly 15,000 courts spread in approximately 2,500 court complexes throughout the country. The efforts for computerising court processes have been on since 1990.