National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG) of India
is an initiative of Indian government and Indian judiciary to provide first hand information about pending cases in India. NJDG is primarily covering district courts and it may be extended to other courts as well. Indian courts are facing severe backlog of cases even after use of information and communication technologies (ICT). It may take many decades before this backlog would be removed.Legal enablement of ICT systems in India
is a crucial aspect that must be undertaken by Indian government on priority basis. National e-governance plan (NEGP) and digital India projects are working in this direction. However, we are still waiting for the establishment of first e-court of India
. Till now we are only able to computerise some parts of administrative functions of judiciary and we need a full fledged e-court system.