GG News Bureau
New Delhi, 14th Sept. Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud announced on Thursday that the Supreme Court will soon be linked to the National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG), a repository of data relating to the pendency of cases and the disposition rate of courts from the taluka to the national level.
At the moment, the service only displays data up to the high court.
As the CJI began the day’s proceedings at the Supreme Court, he stated that data from the top court would be uploaded to the NJDG in real time.
“A small announcement. It is a historic day. It is a unique and informative platform which is developed by the NIC and in house team of Supreme Court. Now at the click of a button you can see real time information on pendency and disposal of cases, year-wise, total pendency of registered and unregistered cases, number of cases decided quorum- wise,” the CJI said.
According to the CJI, uploading data to the NJDG will increase transparency and accountability in the judicial sphere.
The NJDG is an online platform built as part of the eCourts Project that contains a database of orders, judgements, and case records from 18,735 district and subordinate courts and high courts. The connected district and taluka courts update data in near real time.
It provides information about judicial proceedings and rulings from all of the country’s computerized district and subordinate courts. All high courts have also joined the NJDG via web services, allowing the litigant public easy access.