New Delhi: Case details like date of filing and pendency of courts across the country will now be easily accessible with the inauguration of the National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG) by Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam on Wednesday.
With the launch of the first phase of NJDG, case data of all the courts, including those at district level, will be available on a single website - ecourts.Gov.In. The portal will have data from around 10,000 courts.
"Any visitor to this website can access the status of the case, the cause list of the district courts and in some cases, daily order or judgement of the case, searchable on the basis of case number, party name, advocate name etc.," Justice Madan B Lokur, in-charge of the e-committee which was entrusted with the task of developing the portal, said.
CJI Sathasivam appreciated the effort and said this will go a long way in administration of justice as the Chief Justices of different high courts will have the actual idea of case status of different courts in the state.
Justice Lokur said the data of all the courts will also serve as a "backbone database" for the NJDG which is intended to become a case information storehouse for justice delivery system.
A plus point of the website is the ease with which any average computer user can manage, maintain and update the data on the website, "enabling district courts to be self sufficient and self reliant", he said.
The website was launched in presence of Law Minister Kapil Sibal who said it will help in court management and will bring in more transparency.