What is an e-SCR portal?

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Overview:

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.

About e-SCR portal

  • It is an initiative to provide the digital version of the apex court's judgments in the manner as they are reported in the official law report.
  • The Supreme Court has developed a search engine with the help of the National Informatics Centre.
  • It comprises elastic search technique in the database of e-SCR and 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.
  • It will provide free access to it’s about 34,000 judgements to lawyers, law students and the common public.
  • These verdicts will be available on the apex court website, its mobile app and on the judgment portal of the National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG).

Key facts about National Judicial Data Grid

  • It 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.
  • It has been developed by 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 shall be periodically updated on the NJDG portal.
  • Through this one may access case related information, statistics such as institution, pendency and disposal of cases, case-types, year-wise break-up of the Supreme Court of India.

Q1) What is the National Informatics Centre?

It is a premier Indian government department under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). It provides infrastructure, IT Consultancy, IT Services including but not limited to architecture, design, development and implementation of IT Systems to Central Government Departments and State Governments.

Source: SC’s translation projects raced ahead in 2023 as retd. HC judges, law clerks help AI