Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud today said the electronic Supreme Court Reports (e-SCR) project will now start providing apex court judgments in various Indian scheduled languages from Republic Day.

As soon as the bench assembled for the day, the CJI told the lawyers the apex court will operationalize the part of the E-SCR project on Thursday for providing verdicts in some local scheduled languages free of cost.

"Apart from the e-SCR, we also have now 1091 Supreme Court judgments in local languages which will be available on Republic Day," he said.

There are 22 languages in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. They include Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Bodo, Santhali, Maithili, and Dogri.

The apex court verdicts, as part of the e-SCR project, will be available on the apex court website, mobile app, and over the judgment portal of the National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG).

With PTI Inputs