The Chief Justice of India Justice D Y Chandrachud announced on 14 September 2023 that the Supreme Court has joined the National Judicial Data Grid Portal .
Now all the three tiers of the Indian Judiciary,the Supreme Court, High Courts and the District and Subordinate Courts part of the National Judicial Data Grid Portal.
National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG)
- National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG) is a database of orders, judgments and case details of 18,735 District & Subordinate Courts ,25 High Courts and the Supreme Court .
- It was created as an online platform under the eCourt Integrated Mission Mode Project.
- Through the eCourts services platform litigants can access case status information in respect of cases and judgments pertaining to these computerised courts.
- Case data is available on NJDG for both civil and criminal cases.
- NJDG works as a monitoring tool to identify, manage & reduce pendency of cases.
- It helps to provide timely inputs for making policy decisions to reduce delays in disposing of cases and helps in reducing case pendency.
- It also facilitates better monitoring of court performance and systemic bottlenecks, and, thus, serves as an efficient resource management tool.
Who has launched the National Judicial Data Grid portal
NJDG has been developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC) in close coordination with the in-house software development team of the Computer Cell Registry.