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Supreme Court launches National Judicial Data Grid to track pendency in lower courts

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The Supreme Court has launched the National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG) which provides information on pendency figures in district courts across the country.

The facility was inaugurated on September 19 under the guidance of Chief Justice of India who is Patron-In-Chief of the eCommittee of the Supreme Court and Justice Madan B Lokur,  the Judge-in-Charge of the eCommittee.

The NJDG provides daily statistics on case pendency before the courts  covered under the eCourts Project. Cases are divided into Civil and Criminal Cases segregated into age-wise categories of upto 2 years, between 2 to 5 years, between 5 to 10 years and more than 10 years.

The NJDG page  will also provide information such as monthly disposal numbers, as well as the proportion of cases filed by senior citizens. Presently, the NJDG contains information of 1.94 Crore pending cases out of approximately 2.7 Crore cases of District Judiciary of the Courts under all the High Courts of the country except Madhya Pradesh and Delhi.

You can access the NJDG here.

The official press release is below.