All three tiers of Indian judiciary now on NJDG portal

New Delhi, Sep 14, 2023 : With Supreme Court of India onboarding the National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG) portal, the flagship project of the e-Courts project completes the full circle. Now we have all three tiers of Indian judiciary on NJDG portal. NJDG is recognized as a significant innovation under the ease of doing business initiative of the Government of India.

The NJDG portal is a national repository of data relating to cases instituted, pending and disposed of by the courts across the length and breadth of the country. Now on a click of a button, one may access case related information, statistics such as institution, pendency and disposal of cases, case-types, year-wise break-up of the Supreme Court of India.

NJDG has been developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC) in close coordination with the in-house software development team of the Computer Cell, Registry with an interactive interface and analytics dashboard. The entire database shall be periodically updated on the NJDG portal.

To date, the NJDG portal remains unparalleled, and the same is accessible at a click of a button to its citizenry. NJDG is sui generis as it has brought transparency, and accountability within the realm of the Indian judicial system by sharing all relevant data of cases instituted, pending and disposed of.

Since the launch of the NJDG portal, the benefits of the NJDG portal can be summed up as under:

i.increased transparency

ii.accountability and responsibility

iii.improved efficiency

iv.increased coordination

v.informed decision making

vi.optimum deployment of resources and manpower

vii.single source of data

viii.huge potential for high-quality research work

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

•Pending dashboard

•Disposed dashboard

At a Glance

At a Glance web page publishes:

•current year’ pendency of civil and criminal cases

•total pendency inclusive of REGISTERED and UNREGISTERED CASES

•number of cases instituted in last month

•number of cases disposed of in last month

•number of cases instituted in current year

•disposal in current year and

•CORAM wise pending cases - 3 Judges, 5 Judges, 7 Judges, 9 Judges

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 .

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