Daksh Database

Given a growing interest in understanding the nature of cases and their lifecycle in High Courts across India, DAKSH is pleased to launch the first initiative to explore High Court judicial data. As part of this initiative, we are delighted to expand the horizons of open data in the judicial space by making case and hearing records available directly to researchers and interested citizens. We hope that a deep dive into this data can help us all understand judicial institutions, particularly the High Courts in a better way. This data will also shed some light on how many citizens approach High Courts to appeal decisions made by lower courts and how many seek consideration in matters of original jurisdiction.
This High Court Data Portal and dataset release mark the first time High Court data are made available by a team of researchers in an accessible and easily analysable format. We hope it will be useful to understand what types of cases they include, how much judicial time they take up and the time they take to be disposed.

How to use this website

The Dashboards tab will take you to specific projects under the DAKSH High Court Data Portal: an exploration of writ cases and bail application in the courts. The visualisations and data stories we have crafted have all been built using data under the eCourts programme. The Resources tab provides a Data Guidebook that explains the available fields and indicators as well as csv files of the cleaned data we have used for analysis

We welcome your feedback as we continue to iterate and improve this data portal. Please write to us at info@dakshindia.org with your questions or comments, we’d love to hear from you.



We would like to thank Ajay Kumar, Harsha M, Nitya Kaligotla, Rahul Agarwal, Md. Shadab Ansari, Shailesh Poddar, and Shrishti Agarwal for taking time to help clarify certain terms & processes.