E-Courts Project in India – District and Taluka Court Services
The e-Courts Project is a Pan-India Project aimed at computerization of Indian Judiciary with the help of Case Information Software, monitored and funded by Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India for the District Courts across the country which can be accessed from http://www.ecourts.gov.in/ The eCourts Project was conceptualized 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 eCommittee, Supreme Court of India with a vision to transform the Indian Judiciary by ICT enablement of Courts.
We can know about the data of pending and disposed of cases across the country with the help of services provided through the e-courts website and the current status of cases running in different district courts can be traced out from https://services.ecourts.gov.in/ and status of cases pending in High Courts can be traced out from following link http://www.ecourts.gov.in/ecourts_home/static/highcourts.php (for all high courts) – it contains directing link for each high court and the related to the Supreme Court of India can be obtained from https://supremecourtofindia.nic.in/.
Currently the following services are getting provided through the eCourts website – https://services.ecourts.gov.in/
- Case Status
- Court Orders
- Cause List
- Caveat Search
Our article on ‘How to know your court case status?’ clearly explains the steps to track your case status with the help of CNR Number or Party Name or Case Number or Filing Number or Advocate Name or FIR Number.
LAUNCH OF OFFICIAL WEBSITE – e-Courts
On 7th August 2013, Hon’ble the Chief Justice of India (during the period of Hon’ble Justice P. Sathasivam) launched the e-Courts National portal ecourts.gov.in of the eCourts Project. More than 2852 Districts and Taluka Court Complexes have secured their presence on the NJDG portal ecourts.gov.in and are providing Case Status, Cause lists online with many of them also uploading orders/judgments. The data of more than 7 crore pending and disposed of cases and 3.3 crore orders/judgments of District Courts in India is available on NJDG at present.
With dynamic real time data generated and updated continuously (currently it gets delayed in some parts of the country), the NJDG is serving as a source of information of judicial delivery system for all the stakeholders. It is regularly analyzed for meaningful assistance in policy formation and decision making. The NJDG is working as National data warehouse for case data including the orders/judgments for Courts across the country with full coverage of District Courts.
THE PROJECT ENVISAGES
- To provide efficient & time-bound citizen centric services delivery as detailed in eCourt Project Litigant’s Charter.
- To develop, install & implement decision support systems in courts.
- To automate the processes to provide transparency in accessibility of information to its stakeholders.
To enhance judicial productivity, both qualitatively & quantitatively, to make the justice delivery system affordable, accessible, cost effective, predictable, reliable and transparent.