Topic: GS2 – Digital governance
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud for announcing the integration of the Supreme Court of India into the National Judicial Data Grid platform.
- This integration allows for the tracking of pending cases, contributing to greater transparency and improving the justice delivery system in India.
About National Judicial Data Grid platform:
- The National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG) is an online database of orders, judgments, and case details of 18,735 District and Subordinate Courts and High Courts in India. It was created as an online platform under the eCourts Project in 2020.
- The NJDG is a powerful tool for monitoring pendency and disposal of cases in the Indian judicial system.
- It provides near real-time data on the status of cases, which can be used to identify and address bottlenecks and delays. The NJDG also helps to improve transparency and accountability in the judicial system, by making case data available to the public.
Here are some of the benefits of the NJDG:
- For the judiciary: The NJDG helps the judiciary to identify and address bottlenecks and delays in the system. It also helps to improve the performance of courts by providing them with data on their performance.
- For the public: The NJDG provides the public with easy access to information about the status of their cases. This helps to improve transparency and accountability in the judicial system. It also makes it easier for the public to track the progress of their cases and to understand the judicial system.
- For the media:The NJDG provides the media with access to data on the status of cases and on the performance of courts. This helps the media to report on the judicial system in a more accurate and informed way.