(THE GIST OF PIB) National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG) portal

(THE GIST OF PIB) National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG) portal


National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG) portal

  • Recently, the Chief Justice of India announced the onboarding of the Supreme Court on the National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG) in open court.

About the National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG) portal:

  • 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.
  • In this portal, one may access case-related information, statistics such as institution, pendency, and disposal of cases, case types, and year-wise break-up of the Supreme Court of India.
  • It is a database of orders, judgements, and case details of 18,735 District & Subordinate Courts and High Courts created as an online platform under the e-Courts Project.
  • It has been developed by the 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 will be periodically updated on the NJDG portal.
  • NJDG works as a monitoring tool to identify, manage, & reduce the pendency of cases.
  • It helps to provide timely inputs for making policy decisions to reduce delays in disposing of cases and reduce case pendency.
  • It also facilitates better monitoring of court performance and systemic bottlenecks and, thus, serves as an efficient resource management tool. To track cases related to land disputes.

What is the e-Courts Project?

  • It was conceptualised on the basis of the “National Policy and Action Plan for Implementation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the Indian Judiciary – 2005,” submitted by the e-Committee, Supreme Court of India.
  • E-committee is a body constituted by the Government of India in pursuance of a proposal received from the Hon'ble Chief Justice of India to constitute an eCommittee to assist him in formulating a National Policy on computerisation of the Indian Judiciary and advise on technological communication and management-related changes.
  • It is a Pan-India Project, monitored and funded by the Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India for the District Courts across the country.



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