Supreme Court Joins National Judicial Data Grid
The Supreme Court of India has officially become a part of the National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG) portal.
National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG):
- The National Judicial Data Grid, known as NJDG, is an online platform established under the eCourts Project in India.
- The platform houses a comprehensive database that contains essential information about orders, judgments, and case specifics which basically originates from District and subordinate Courts and High Courts from all over the country.
Management and Development:
- The NJDG is managed as part of the e-Courts project.
- It is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme.
- The platform is a collaborative effort between the National Informatics Centre (NIC) and the team of the Computer Cell within the Registry of the Supreme Court.
The Significance of the NJDG:
- Provides easy access to case-related data (detailed statistics, year-wise breakdown of Supreme Court cases, etc).
- It enhances transparency within the judicial system as it increases accountability by making case-related information readily available to the public and relevant authorities.
- By streamlining the process of accessing information, enabling informed decision-making, and fostering coordination among different levels of courts, the platform makes the entire process efficient.
- This valuable resource assists in ensuring that judgments are well-informed and based on comprehensive information.
- The courts can better allocate resources, ensuring that cases are managed effectively, and justice is served promptly.
- It allows individuals to gain insights into the functioning of the courts and understand the legal processes more effectively.