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e-SCR Portal: Digitizing Supreme Court Judgments

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The Electronic Supreme Court Reports (e-SCR) portal starts with just 2,238 translated judgments as of January 2023 and ends the year with over 31,000 rulings translated.

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GS II: Government Policies and Interventions

e-SCR Portal: Digitizing Supreme Court Judgments

  • The e-SCR portal is an initiative by the Supreme Court to offer digital versions of its judgments similar to the official law reports.
  • Developed with the help of the National Informatics Centre, the portal incorporates an elastic search technique for efficient database searches.
  • Search options include free text search, search within search, case type and case year search, judge search, year and volume search, and bench strength search.
  • The portal grants free access to approximately 34,000 judgments for lawyers, law students, and the general public.
  • Judgments will be available on the Supreme Court website, mobile app, and the National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG) judgment portal.

National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG): Key Facts

  • NJDG serves as a national repository for data on cases across India’s courts, covering instituted, pending, and disposed of cases.
  • Developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) in collaboration with the Registry’s in-house software development team.
  • Features an interactive interface and analytics dashboard, offering case-related information, statistics on institution, pendency, and disposal of cases, case types, and year-wise breakdown for the Supreme Court of India.
  • The database on the NJDG portal is regularly updated to provide current and comprehensive information.

-Source: The Hindu


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