The Indian Judiciary now on the National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG) portal: PM Modi hails the SC decision
The Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud today announced that the Supreme Court of India will soon come under the National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG) platform which provides tracking of pendency of cases.
He emphasised that the inclusion of data in the NJDG will establish “transparency and accountability within the realm of the judiciary.” Details regarding pending civil and criminal cases will be available to view at the “click of a button”, he added.
The Chief Justice said, it is a unique platform which is developed by the NIC and in house team of the Supreme Court. Until now, the platform has been collecting data only up to the level of high courts, and now the top court will be uploading cases to the platform in real-time.
The National Judicial Data Grid is a database of orders, judgments and case details of 18,735 District and Subordinate Courts and High Courts created as an online platform under the eCourts Project. With Chief Justice’s announcement, the Supreme Court will also be included in this database.
Since the launch of the NJDG portal, the benefits of the NJDG portal can be summed up as under:
The NJDG-SCI portal can be accessed through the website of the Supreme Court of India by clicking on the tab button – NJDG
There are three main webpages of the NJDG-SCI portal
At a Glance
At a Glance web page publishes:
As is seen on the screen, for the year 2023 the total pendency of registered cases and unregistered casesis 64,854 and 15,490 respectively . Last month, the cases instituted and cases disposed were 5,412 and 5,033 respectively.
PM Modi lauds Supreme Court coming under the National Judicial Data Grid platform
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has praised the announcement of Chief Justice of India wherein he has informed that Supreme Court of India will come under the National Judicial Data Grid platform which provides tracking of pendency of cases. Shri Modi said that such harnessing of technology will further transparency and enhance the justice delivery system in our country.
Responding to the X post of ANI, the Prime Minister posted on X;
“Laudatory step by the Supreme Court and CJI DY Chandrachud Ji. Such harnessing of technology will further transparency and enhance the justice delivery system in our country.”