e-SCR portal : Hindi Version Launched
A Hindi version of the e-SCR portal was launched recently as part of Constitution Day celebrations.
- e-SCR portal was an initiative by the Supreme Court (SC) of India to provide the digital version of the apex court’s judgements in the same manner they are reported in the official law report.
- It provides free access to about 34,000 judgements of the SC to lawyers, law students, and the common public.
- These verdicts will be available on the apex court website, its mobile app, and on the judgement portal of the National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG).
- It is a free service available for lawyers across the country.
- The Supreme Court has developed a search engine with the help of the National Informatics Centre comprising elastic search techniques in the database of e-SCR.
- The search facility in e-SCR provides for free text search, search within search, case type and case year search, judge search, year and volume search, and bench strength search options.
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 and statistics such as institution, pendency, disposal of cases, case types, and the 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 updatedon 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.